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HOSTAGES

"Hostage is a crucifying aloneness.  There's a silent, screaming slide into the bowels if ultimate despair.  Hostage is a man hanging by his fingernails over the edge of chaos and feeling his fingers slowly straightening."

"Hostage is the humilating stripping away of every sense and fiber of body and mind and spirit  that make you what you are. Hostage is a mutant creature, full of self loathing, guilt and death wishing. But he's a man, a rare unique, and beautiful creation of which these things are no part."

Brian Keenan, at his post release press conference taken from Terry Anderson's  Den of Lions


 
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General Comments Ratings
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Comments by Colin Credits

 
FILM FACTS
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PLOT SUMMARY
Based on the real-life occurrences, this made-for-TV film is about the kidnapping of Westerners by fundamentalist Islamic forces in Lebanon. It focuses on the experiences of six men: John McCarthy, Brian Keenan, Terry Anderson, Tom Sutherland, Frank Reed and Terry Waite. Although it is "reality-based" and mixes actual news footage with the dramatized events, a disclaimer at the beginning makes it clear that the incidents and dialogue in the film are "based on publicly available material, interviews with former hostages, their friends and relatives, diplomats and politicians from the United States, Europe and the Middle East. No endorsement has been received from anyone portrayed."
Photo of Jill Morrell immediately above from book Some Other Rainbow by John McCarthy and Jill Morrell
 

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GENERAL COMMENTS
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TRIVIA

 


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COMMENTS FROM OR BY COLIN

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REVIEWS

St. Louis Post Dispatch, February 19, 1993
 

Washington Post, February 20, 1993, review by Tom Shales Entertainment Weekly, February 19, 1993, review by Ken Tucker Newsday, February 16, 1993 TOP
 
FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM THE FILM

  There are other scenes that bear numerous viewings:
 
 
 
 
RATINGS

Chris's personal ratings:
 

To come:  FOF's Hostages ratings
 

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WEB LINKS

Back to Main Roles page

Visit the Firth Archives Hostages pics

Visit the original Friends of Firth website, which now incorporates the Circle of Friends web ring

Visit Murph's website- includes listings for other Firth websites

Visit Lisa's overview of Colin's career & web page

Link to Jane's articles page

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CREDITS
This page was written by Chris, edited by Janet, designed and assembled by Meluchie

Photocopied photo from Entertainment Weekly magazine (provided by UKAAS); Snappies by Vicki Harris and Meluchie
Also various photos from Some Other Rainbow by John McCarthy and Jill Morell (as noted)

 
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