Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story (1991)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama, Political Thriller  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Marlo Thomas stars as Lucille "Sis" Levin, whose husband Jerry (David Dukes) is an American TV journalist assigned to Beirut in 1984. Jerry is kidnapped by Muslim fundamentalists, a fact kept off the front pages by the State Department, ostensibly because the publicity could cost Jerry his life. Sis doesn't accept this (she suspects that our government doesn't want to offend the Lebanese government), and arranges on her own to communicate with her husband's captors. Israel stands in for Lebanon for the on-location scenes in Held Hostage: The Sis and Jerry Levin Story. This fact-based TV movie is wholly credible in every aspect save Marlo Thomas' uncertain Southern accent.

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kidnapping, reporter, wife, husband, Lebanese [nationality], Muslim, terrorism