adapted as "Hostage"
Published: August 2001
Synopsis: An ex-con with delusions of grandeur and his tagalong brother unwittingly team up with a psychopath one wrong word away from meltdown. When their late afternoon joyride turns into a random act of violence, they take a family hostage in the affluent bedroom community of Bristo Camino. Enter Chief of Police Jeff Talley, a stressed-out former LAPD SWAT negotiator who is hiding from his past. Plunged back into the high-pressure world that he desperately wants to forget, Talley soon learns that his nightmare has only begun.
The hostages are not who they seem, and the home contains secrets that even L.A.'s most lethal and volatile crime lord, Sonny Benza, fears. As Talley tries to hold himself together and save the people inside, the full weight of Benza's wrath descends on him, putting the police chief and his own family at risk. Soon, all involved are held hostage by the exigencies of fate and the only one capable of diffusing the standoff is the least stable of them all.
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Florent Emilio Siri, Director
Theatrical release date: 03/11/2005
DVD release date: 06/21/2005
Cast: Jeff Talley (Bruce Willis), Walter Smith (Kevin Pollak), Tommy Smith (Jimmy Bennett), Jennifer Smith (Michelle Horn), Mars Krupcheck (Ben Foster), Dennis Kelly (Jonathan Tucker), Kevin Kelly (Marshall Allman), Jane Talley (Serena Scott Thomas), Amanda Talley (Rumer Willis)
Running time: 113 minutes
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