Hostage


1h 53m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Devastated by a hostage situation that resulted in the deaths of a young mother and her child, LAPD negotiator Jeff Talley leaves Los Angeles for a low-profile job as chief of police in the low-crime town of Bristo Camino in Ventura County. When three delinquent teenagers follow a family home intend

Film Details

Also Known As
Gisslan
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Synopsis

Devastated by a hostage situation that resulted in the deaths of a young mother and her child, LAPD negotiator Jeff Talley leaves Los Angeles for a low-profile job as chief of police in the low-crime town of Bristo Camino in Ventura County. When three delinquent teenagers follow a family home intending to steal their car, they inadvertently pick the wrong house on the wrong day. The trio finds themselves trapped in a multi-million dollar compound on the outskirts of town owned by a corrupt accountant. Panicked, the teenagers take the family hostage, placing Talley in exactly the kind of situation he never wanted to face again. Soon after, Talley readily hands authority of the hostage situation over to the Ventura County Sherriff's department and leaves the scene. But inside the compound, is digital information critical to the mysterious criminals and their operation. They will stop at nothing to get what belongs to them, including taking Talley's family hostage and, forcing him to resume the command he had abandoned. The stakes quickly evolve into a situation far more volatile and terrifying than anything he could ever imagine.

Crew

Steven Ada

Visual Effects Producer

Crisoforo Aguilar

Set Production Assistant

Marco Aiello

Film Lab

Gregory P Alcus

On-Set Dresser

Eric M Algren

Digital Effects Artist

Bart A Allsup

Transportation Co-Captain

Larz Anderson

Special Effects Coordinator

Lynn Andrews

Production Supervisor

Baptiste Andrieux

Visual Effects Producer

Bryan Arenas

Consultant

Asia Argento

Acting Coach

Bobby Arredondo

Grip

Michael S Arvanitis

Best Boy

Ron Ashmore

Painter

Laura Atkins

Post-Production Accountant

Cyrille Aufort

Original Music

Chad Baalbergen

Special Effects Technician

Christopher Scott Baker

Set Designer

Greg Baldwin

Adr

Helen Barlow

Digital Effects Artist

Phil Barlow

Modelmaker

Ron Barr

Colorist

Alex Barraza

Rigging Grip

Randy Barrett

Dolly Grip

Mindy Beck

Post-Production Accountant

Bruce Benson

Pilot

Dan Bentley

Property Master

Elisabetta Beraldo

Costume Designer

Matt Beville

Adr

Gary Bierend

Special Effects Supervisor

Roberta I Bile

Costumer

Timothy Bird

Digital Effects Artist

Don Bixby

Gaffer

Jennifer Blair

Art Department Coordinator

Justin Blum

Grip

Jill Bogdanowicz

Colorist

Susanne Bohnet

Associate Producer

Scot Boland

Casting

Ryan Bonner

Set Production Assistant

Kevin Bowers

Special Effects Technician

Joey Box

Stunts

Ben Bray

Stunts

Shaun Breedlove

Electrician

Laurent Brett

Cgi Artist

Laurent Brett

Main Title Design

Bruce Brewer

Painter

Christophe Briquet

Assistant

Logan Brown

Stunts

Peter A Brown

Sound Effects Editor

Rob Bryton

Song

Benny Buck

Best Boy Electric

Jada Budrick

Video

Damon E Burke

Set Production Assistant

Amanda Burns

Casting Assistant

Bobby Burns

Stunts

Victoria Burrows

Casting

Amanda Burton

Rotoscope Animator

Billy Burton

Unit Director

Billy Burton

Stunt Coordinator

Heather Burton

Stunts

William H Burton

Stunts

Dieter Busch

Assistant Director

Richard Byard

Editor

Kevin A Canamar

Medic

Thierry Canon

Cgi Artist

Steve Cardirelli

Grip

Kate Carlin

Adr

Jack Carpenter

Stunts

Cindy Carr

Set Decorator

Dominique Carrara

Consultant

Mark Carter

Assistant Director

Peggy Casey

On-Set Dresser

Mark Chadwick

Stunts

Rachid Chikh

Cgi Artist

Elsie Choi

Assistant

Jack Chouchanian

Key Grip

Joseph Chouchanian

Grip

Pierre Ciofassa

Set Costumer

Jennifer Clark

Accounting Assistant

Al Cleland

Visual Effects

Peter Cobbin

Music Scoring Mixer

Chuck Conn

Driver

Tim Conway

Visual Effects

Conor Copeland

Assistant

James F Cornick

Rigging Gaffer

Mark Cotone

Assistant Director

David M Cowan

Dialogue Editor

David Cowgill

Adr

Robert Crais

Screenplay (Uncredited)

Robert Crais

Other

Robert Crais

Source Material

Tangi Crawford

Costume Supervisor

Kevin Cross

Set Designer

Neil Cross

Song

Steven Cueva

Assistant Camera

Keith P. Cunningham

Art Director

Tom Dames

Accounting Assistant

Bill Dance

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Rick Davis

Rigging Grip

Dave Deever

Video Assist/Playback

Manny Demello

Transportation Captain

Jean-marc Demmer

Compositing Supervisor

Del Depierro

Visual Effects

Alexandre Desplat

Original Music

Alexandre Desplat

Music Conductor

Alexandre Desplat

Music Composer

Alexandre Desplat

Music Arranger

Peter Devlin

Sound Mixer

Anthony Diamond

Camera Assistant

Feliciano Digiorgio

Visual Effects Supervisor

Jason Douglas

Set Production Assistant

Danny Downey

Stunts

Virginie Drouot

Assistant

Bryan Duff

Assistant Property Master

Roderic Duff

Special Effects Technician

Mathew Dunne

Assistant Director

Emilie Dupont

Assistant Costume Designer

Mark Eads

Driver

Stephen J Eads

Associate Producer

Mike Edmonson

Special Effects Coordinator

Brent Ekstrand

Video Playback

Katalin Elek

Makeup Artist

Zoltan Elek

Makeup Assistant

Perry Ellis

On-Set Dresser

Danny Entichen

Electrician

Peter Entichen

Electrician

Paula Fairfield

Sound Effects Editor

Dane Farwell

Stunts

Tim Fassino

On-Set Dresser

Michael Fauntleroy

Camera Assistant

Michael Fauntleroy

Camera Assistant

Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci

Director Of Photography

Giovanni Fiore Coltellacci

Dp/Cinematographer

Nicholas S Fitzgerald

Set Production Assistant

Vincent Flaherty

Props

Cliff Fleming

Coordinator

Cory Fleming

Pilot

Stephen Hunter Flick

Sound Design

George Flores

Sound

Rich Floyd

Loader

Stacy Foot

Assistant Production Coordinator

Marcio Franco

Caterer

Michael Frediani

Camera Operator

Luke Freeborn

Set Designer

Don Fullilove

Adr

Larry Fulton

Production Designer

Scot Gaal

Rigging Gaffer

Olivier Gajan

Editor

Carlos M Gallardo

Dolly Grip

Conrad Gamble

Stunts

Damicela Garcia

Caterer

Tim Gatena

Video

Melanie Ghisays

Costumes

Dale Gibson

Stunts

Kelli Gillam

Post-Production Accountant

Mark Gilmer

Loader

Eric Glasser

Set Production Assistant

Richard Glasser

Music Supervisor

Daniel C Gold

Camera Operator

Richard Gold

Assistant

Bradley M Goodman

Post-Production Supervisor

Augustus Gordon

Rigging Electrician

Mark R. Gordon

Producer

Katherine Gourley

Accountant

Lamarr Gray

Best Boy

Lamont Gray

Rigging Electrician

Rick Gruber

Software Engineer

Carlos Guel

Caterer

Arnaud Guillon

Cgi Artist

Vincent Guisetti

Foley Artist

Lance Gunnin

Foreman

Owen Hablutzel

Grip

Steve Hagberg

Construction Coordinator

Jay Hager

Camera Assistant

Hugh Hanna

Props

Andrea Hanson

Assistant

Jason Hardman

Driver

Eric Hardwood

Sound Re-Recordist

Janet Harold

Assistant Location Manager

Terence Harris

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Sarah Harwich

Props

Boyd R Hauer

Foreman

Manfred Heid

Coproducer

Mike Hennessey

Electrician

David Henri

Video Assist/Playback

Alex Hernandez

Film Lab

Gerald Hernandez

Construction

Matthew Hirsch

Production Coordinator

Wensen Ho

Digital Effects Artist

Steven Hodge

Film Lab

Craig Hosking

Pilot

Kanin J. Howell

Stunts

Bill K. Hoyt

Painter

Steele Hunter

Rigging Grip

Jay Huntoon

Video Assist/Playback

Jason Inman

Medic

Jay Jennings

Sound Effects Editor

Judy Jennings

Tutor

Michael W Johnson

Cgi Artist

Ralph Johnson

Electrician

Film Details

Also Known As
Gisslan
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Raleigh Studios, Hollywood, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 11, 2005

Released in United States on Video June 21, 2005

Based on the novel by Robert Crais (high-six against low-seven figures).

Paul McGuigan was previously attached to direct.

Previously in development at MGM for Cheyenne to produce. MGM paid high-six against low-seven figures to option the feature film rights to the novel.

Revolution Studios picked up this project in turnaround from MGM.

English-language feature film directorial debut for Florent Siri.

During principal photography in March 2004, author Robert Crais filed suit against Stratus Films for $500,000+ for completion of payment for rights to his novel. According to a rep from Stratus, the suit was to be settled within 24 hours.

Kodak film

Released in United States Spring March 11, 2005

Released in United States on Video June 21, 2005