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  Hostage (2005/I)
A failed police negotiator turned small town cop, must save the lives of a family held hostage, which draws him into a much more dangerous situation.
It seems to have all the elements of the Bruce Willis action movie, so one might think it cannot surprise anymore.
Bottom line is, Hostage is a good pick not only for the action/thriller fan, but also for any movie goer.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0340163   (538 words)

  American Experience | Jimmy Carter | People & Events
The hostage crisis was the most dramatic in a series of problems facing Americans at home and abroad in the last year of the Carter presidency.
It's hard to say, since the hostage crisis was merely the latest event in the long and complex relationship between the United States and Iran.
Carter's all-night effort to bring the 52 hostages home before the end of his term, documented by an ABC television crew in the Oval Office, fell short; the Iranians released them minutes after Reagan was inaugurated.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/carter/peopleevents/e_hostage.html   (1219 words)

  Hostage Negotiation Research
In 1996 a database of hostage and barricade incidents was developed in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Each hostage and barricade incident is examined with respect to location, number of perpetrators, number of hostages, number of persons killed and/or injured, duration, weapons used, and outcome.
This basic goal of this study is to examine the characteristics of those hostage and barricade situations that police hostage negotiation teams most commonly encounter in their day to day operation.
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  Hostage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hostage taking is often politically motivated or intended to raise a ransom (in kind of money) or to enforce an exchange (against other hostages or even condemned convicts).
An acute situation where hostages are kept in a building or a vehicle that has been taken over by armed terrorists or common criminals is often called a hostage crisis.
The word "hostage" is sometimes used metaphorically, for example "The failure of the plans showed that yet again the whole matter was hostage to one traffic delay caused by unannounced roadworks stopping a man from catching a plane.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hostage   (237 words)

 Iran hostage crisis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Iran hostage crisis was a 444-day period during which the new government of Iran after the Iranian Revolution held hostage 66 diplomats and citizens of the United States.
The hostages come home, as celebrated on the streets of Washington, D.C. Shortly after the election, the Carter administration, with the assistance of intermediaries such as Algerian diplomat Abdulkarim Ghuraib, opened fruitful negotiations between the U.S. and Iran.
Former hostages Dr. William Daugherty (who worked for the CIA in Iran), Kevin Hermening, David Roeder, U.S. Army Col. Charles Scott (Ret.), and U.S. Navy Capt. Donald Sharer (Ret.) have alleged that Iran's later president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (elected 2005) was among the hostage takers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iran_hostage_crisis   (1447 words)

 The Aisle Seat - Hostage
The very thing that makes Hostage so good is the very same thing that may likely kill its chances at the box office: this film goes to some dark places.
Unfortunately, Hostage loses some plausibility as it goes on; however, the movie continues to work because, even in the most unlikely scenes, it achieves a sense of eerie intensity.
Hostage is rated R for strong graphic violence, language and some drug use.
www.geocities.com /gamut_mag/hostage.htm   (1023 words)

 DVDFILE.COM: Hostage Review
Hostage is an emotionally satisfying action drama that affords Willis the opportunity to create a complex character, flawed and tormented, primed for a comeback.
During a hostage situation in which an unstable man was holding innocents at gunpoint, Talley's failure of judgment resulted in several deaths.
Hostage is a tense, entertaining action drama that features a subdued and believable Willis, having left his smart-ass smirks behind.
www.dvdfile.com /software/review/dvd-video_11/hostage.html   (1472 words)

 Iran hostage crisis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In the United States, failure to resolve the crisis contributed to Ronald Reagan’s defeat of Carter in the presidential election.
On Jan. 20, 1981, the day of President Reagan’s inauguration, the United States released almost $8 billion in Iranian assets and the hostages were freed after 444 days in Iranian detention; the agreement gave Iran immunity from lawsuits arising from the incident.
In 2000 former hostages and their survivors sued Iran under the 1996 Antiterrorism Act, which permits U.S. citizens to sue foreign governments in cases of state-sponsored terrorism.
www.bartleby.com /65/ir/Iranhost.html   (419 words)

 The Hostage Crisis in Iran
President Carter committed himself to the safe return of the hostages while protecting America's interests and prestige.
He pursued a policy of restraint that put a higher value on the lives of the hostages than on American retaliatory power or protecting his own political future.
The toll of patient diplomacy was great, but President Carter's actions brought freedom for the hostages with America's honor preserved.
www.jimmycarterlibrary.org /documents/hostages.phtml   (405 words)

 Hostage (2005)
Devastated by an unspeakable tragedy while on the job as a hostage negotiator for the LAPD, Jeff Talley (Bruce Willis) resigns and accepts a low-profile job as chief of police in the sleepy town of Bristo Camino in Ventura County.
Thus launches a standoff with the teens with their hostages inside Walter’s mansion and the cops out in front.
Hostage appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.35:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
www.dvdmg.com /hostage.shtml   (1776 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Hostage: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
HOSTAGE is the story of Jeff Talley (think Bruce Willis!), a former LAPD SWAT negotiator who quit his job and left his family due to serious stress, burnout, and guilt over a hostage negotiation that turned bad.
HOSTAGE is an adrenaline surge that will have the heart pounding and the blood racing, clearly illustrating why Robert Crais is considered the MAN. He's able to create true-to-life characters that breathe with authenticity...characters that could very well be your next-door neighbor or the person you work with.
Hostage's protagonist is the chief of police in a small town north of Los Angeles, Jeff Talley.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0752847872   (2280 words)

 Hostage Negotiator
To become a hostage negotiator a person first needs to become a law-enforcement or corrections officer in a department that has negotiators.
Do you or I really care that a person who is holding 3 people hostage was locked in a closet by his mother when he was twelve and forced to wear high heels and stockings.
When time is of the essence and lives are at stake police negotiators must rely heavily on their ability to use the “street psychology” they have developed and the training they have received to diffuse the situation.
www.patc.com /weeklyarticles/host_negotiator.shtml   (3001 words)

 'They fired guns when young ones cried' - Global Terrorism - www.smh.com.au   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Her comments were echoed by an unnamed freed hostage interviewed by the daily Izvestia, who also said there were "no less than 1,500 of us in the school", five times the official number of around 300 claimed by the local authorities.
The statements were a new blow to the morale of hostage relatives, who spent the night in hope and dread - buoyed by the release of dozens of women and children but alarmed by grenades fired from the building.
Three mothers with babies were among 31 allowed to leave the school, where hostages are penned in a sports hall mined for destruction in the event of attack.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/09/02/1093939077789.html   (2014 words)

 Hostage (2005) Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollack
Willis is buff and in top form in "Hostage", and he is just perfect as a former hostage negotiator who is driven by anger, anguish, desperation and a need to redeem himself.
To make matters worse, the hostage is a man who holds the key that can lead to the downfall of a large illegal business.
Hostage (2005) The movie was directed by Florent Emilio Siri.
www.gardenandhearth.com /Movie-Reviews/Hostage-2005.htm   (519 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Hostage Negotiation Works"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A hostage situation is a law-enforcement worst-case scenario, because it places innocent civilians directly in harm's way.
Armed intervention becomes very risky, since the hostages themselves can be harmed either by stray bullets or by the hostage-takers.
A skilled negotiator must find out what the hostage-taker wants, who he or she is and what it will take to achieve a peaceful outcome, all while ensuring the safety of the hostages and other bystanders.
people.howstuffworks.com /hostage-negotiation.htm   (166 words)

On the flipside, Hostage isn't patriotic; it's grim and nihilistic and excreted from a masterplots machine that finds John McClane transmogrified into ticking-off-the-numbers John Talley, and his cowboy motto twisted into the inscrutable "Captain Wooba is gonna save Planet Xenon." Doesn't exactly get the blood pounding in the same shade of red, white, and blue.
Tommy and Jenny are the all-American spawn of greasy underworld accountant Walter (Kevin Pollak), their dysfunctional triad set against Chief Talley's own dysfunctional triad, with Willis' own daughter, Rumer, playing his screen daughter and asked mainly to histrionic for a moment before spending the rest of this mess screaming into a gag or a hood.
What I'm saying is that Hostage exploits our instinct to protect and fear for children--our desire to keep them from getting stabbed in the face and/or raped, for instance--for the sole purpose of providing Willis with the opportunity to have one of the most unintentionally hilarious crying scenes in the brief history of film.
filmfreakcentral.net /screenreviews/hostage.htm   (671 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Hostage at Epinions.com
With Hostage, it looked like Willis was taking a step back into the dramatic thriller that has garnered him such success, and it looked like just the type of film that I would enjoy him best in.
Being in his jurisdiction, Talley is the man in charge of breaking down the hostage negotiations, but he decides it best to defer control over to the county Sheriff's office.
Hostage is the type of film that is easy to sit back and watch, because there is never a dull moment in the story.
www.epinions.com /content_176847097476   (1262 words)

 Hostage-Barricade Situation
A situation in which a person, while in a place of cover, who is armed or believed to be armed, resists being taken into custody.
The Chief of Staff should gather information on the Hostage Taker, if Hostage Taker is a VA patient, and provide information to the Command Post and trained hostage negotiators.
Critical Incident Stress debriefing shall be required for Hostages and Staff once the danger is over and the situation is under Law Enforcement control.
www.va.gov /emshg/apps/emp/7_2___sop_all/hostage_barricade_situation.htm   (492 words)

 SoundtrackNet : Hostage Soundtrack   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hostage opens with "Child's Spirit," a cue whose theme is wordless sung by Deplat's daughter Antonia.
Hostage shows the composer growing in new ways, and as much as I enjoy his classically-oriented scores, I was mesmerized in this case by his action cues.
Hostage is proving to be one of the year's best scores and I recommend you forget about his misstep with The Upside of Anger and latch on to Hostage before it's taken away.
www.soundtrack.net /albums/database/?id=3776   (844 words)

 Amazon.com: Hostage: A Novel: Books: Robert Crais   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soon his deputies have surrounded the house where the inept robbers have taken Walter Smith and his two children hostage, and Talley's back in his worst dream again: until the county sheriff's full-fledged SWAT team arrives and takes over, he has to negotiate for their lives.
Crais keeps the point of view moving from Talley to the punks to the hostages as the situation unfolds in the house and on the ground.
The devil clawing Talley's brain is the dying gaze of a young hostage he failed to save in L.A. Now three outlaws two lowlife brothers and a homicidal maniac have, after botching a robbery-homicide, taken refuge in a swank house in Bristo Bay.
www.amazon.com /Hostage-Novel-Robert-Crais/dp/0345434498   (3394 words)

 Hostage Chess
Hostage Chess is a chess variant, invented by John Leslie.
To rescue a hostage from your opponent's prison, you have to release from your own prison some hostage at least equal in value.
Exchanging hostages: At the start of any turn of yours, you may decide to rescue a hostage held in your opponent's prison.
www.chessvariants.com /difftaking.dir/hostage.html   (1040 words)

 Analysis: Who Are The Hostage Takers In North Ossetia? - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The hostage takers are masked, dressed in fl, heavily armed, and include both men and a handful of women.
The hostage takers' initial demands, reportedly, were twofold: the withdrawal of Russian troops from Chechnya and the release of the 27-30 militants arrested in Ingushetia after the 21-22 June multiple raids there.
The Beslan hostage taking does, however, substantiate the argument adduced repeatedly by both Putin and pro-Moscow Chechen leaders that there is no point in engaging in peace talks with Chechen President Aslan Maskhadov because he does not control most of the militants fighting in Chechnya.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2004/9/7898E9D4-9756-4010-B2A0-7EA30380EDBE.html   (606 words)

When a hostage situation goes painfully awry, Willis leaves the big city life behind to become a police chief in the tiny community of Bristo Camino where "low crime Mondays," are almost always followed by "low crime Tuesdays." Furthermore, Talley's recent emotional woes threaten to tear his family apart.
They want something very important, which is coincidentally being held hostage right along side the accountant and his family.
Hostage is not for the feint of heart.
www.gracecentered.com /hostage.htm   (754 words)

 Al Jazeera English - Archive - Sunni Party Calls For Hostage Release   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The main Sunni political party in Iraq has called for the release of four Western hostages who are opposed to war and calling for the end of the occupation.
The statement released on Saturday said: "The party calls on the captors to free them because their kidnapping is a dream opportunity for the supporters of the war against our country who say that Iraqis cannot tell the difference between those who support them and those who oppose them."
Meanwhile, the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) sent one of its leaders, Anas Altikriti, of Iraqi origin, to meet Sunni figures and to seek the release of the British hostage.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/C9F67A1B-0DAB-4713-8277-7DBB6CB763E9.htm   (319 words)

 Hostage   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jeff Talley (Willis) is a former LAPD hostage negotiator who left town after a hostage negotiation gone wrong.
Currently the police chief of a small, upscale suburb, Talley's quiet life is shaken up a bit when two brothers and an accomplice take a family hostage after their failed robbery attempt.
Hostage is a little rough around the ages.
www.themoviemark.com /moviereviews/hostage.asp   (1031 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | Region | Hostage hoax   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A source in the Iraqi Islamic Party said the hostage crisis was part of a conspiracy to rob the city of its Iraqi identity while the head of the Sunni Waqf, Adnan Mohamed Salman, said the dispute, which he claimed was over property, was tribal and not sectarian.
Hours before the hostage hoax was exposed many of Al-Madaen's residents did not have a clue as to what was going on in the city.
Some said that even if there were hostages the reason for taking them was not to force the Shia out of the city.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2005/739/re9.htm   (1260 words)

 SoundClick artist: HOSTAGE MUSICK - Its hard to find a group thats unique with concepts, original talk and style of ...
Hostage Musick is an independent music group that symbolizes greatness and reality of being.
The meaning of Hostage is to “Host” this “age” of Music with a determined conviction, promise and priority to maintain that exclusive approach.
Hostage Musick represents the novel of the millennium to its fullest capacity.
www.soundclick.com /hostagemusick   (694 words)

 ‘Hostage’ guilty of overkill - AT THE MOVIES - MSNBC.com
Such is the case with the new Bruce Willis police drama, “Hostage,” which fatally hypes up a simple, time-tested plot by adding elements of “Die Hard,” “Death Wish,” “Home Alone” and half a dozen other movies that resist being squeezed into this package.
If other hostage movies are content with one endangered family, “Hostage” feels the need to give us two (this really should be called "Hostages").
As Jeff Talley, a Los Angeles hostage negotiator who quits his job because he fails to save a woman and her child, Willis may seem a little more vulnerable than usual — he even sheds tears on occasion — but he shows us little he hasn’t revealed before in similar circumstances.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/7140047   (592 words)

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