Hostages (1993)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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Hostages is a made-for-cable film that chronicles the captivity of several Western hostages who were held in Lebanon for five years during the mid-'80s. Combining newsreel footage with re-enactment's, the film captures the horror of the hostages--Americans Terry Anderson, Thomas Sutherland, Frank Reed; British citizens John McCarthy, Terry Waite; and Irish teacher Brian Keenan--as they are held by the Muslim fundamentalist group, the Hezbollah. It also follows the trials and tribulations of their families, who struggle against government bureaucracy to free their loved ones.

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rescue, anchorperson, bad-guy, bureaucracy, crisis, good-guy, hostage, release, survivor, teacher, terrorism