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« on: December 29, 2005, 12:02:10 PM »

In the mood to rent a few hostage movies this weekend (anything but the hostage negotiator with samuel jackson!) preferably with a lot of bad guys who know what they're doing.. any suggestions?
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2005, 12:34:14 PM »

I'm almost sure I stand alone in this, but I liked the initial hostage scene in Swordfish.  Hell, other than every time Hally Barry spoke, I enjoyed the whole flick.   Not a hostage movie per se, but...
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2005, 01:34:52 PM »

Die Hard is always a good one.
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2005, 02:00:01 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2005, 02:01:42 PM »

Hostage
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2005, 02:09:55 PM »

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preferably with a lot of bad guys who know what they're doing..


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Hostage doesn't quite meet that requirement.  smile

However, I did like the movie and would recommend it as a decent hostage movie.

How about The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three?

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Pelham 1-2-3, a subway train, becomes the focal point of the most audacious and unusual terrorist attack ever seen. Four gunmen, going by color codenames, seize the train and hold its passengers and conductor hostage halfway between underground stations, demanding a hefty ransom else they will begin executing hostages. A veteran NY transit policeman leads negotiations with the hijackers to prevent any killing, but amid the showdown a question nags at authrorities - with the gunmen and their hostages in a tunnel surrounded by police on all sides, how can they possibly escape?
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2005, 04:22:08 PM »

Would Phonebooth qualify? I kinda dug that one...
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2005, 04:51:01 PM »

Ransom

I really like Gary Sinse in this movie
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2005, 04:51:06 PM »

How about Collateral?  Not exactly a "hostage movie", but sort of.
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2005, 04:58:59 PM »

Steel Magnolias.  

When I was forced to see this, I felt like a hostage.
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« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2005, 06:05:12 PM »

The fact that I'm the first to mention the Best Hostage Movie of All Time, Dog Day Afternoon, vaguely disturbs me.
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2005, 06:10:16 PM »

Executive Decision comes to mind.
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« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2005, 01:30:22 AM »

Speed was my first thought.
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« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2005, 10:17:03 AM »

Thanks for the suggestions, haven't heard of some of those movies so I'll definitely have something new for the weekend.
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2005, 03:03:27 PM »

If you want a funny hostage movie I'd recommend The Ref with Denis Leary.
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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2006, 08:44:10 AM »

Night, Dawn, Day of the Dead
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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2006, 11:39:52 PM »

die hard. 1, 2, and 3
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« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2008, 05:47:10 AM »

Quote from: TK-421 on December 29, 2005, 02:09:55 PM

How about The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three?

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Pelham 1-2-3, a subway train, becomes the focal point of the most audacious and unusual terrorist attack ever seen. Four gunmen, going by color codenames, seize the train and hold its passengers and conductor hostage halfway between underground stations, demanding a hefty ransom else they will begin executing hostages. A veteran NY transit policeman leads negotiations with the hijackers to prevent any killing, but amid the showdown a question nags at authrorities - with the gunmen and their hostages in a tunnel surrounded by police on all sides, how can they possibly escape?
I watched this, based on whitey's recommendation actually, and thought it was pretty good.
Just now, I saw this: John Travolta dressed like a fool, apparently for his role in... Pelham 1-2-3! A remake! Why do they keep remaking movies?
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« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2008, 06:51:17 AM »

Quote from: Nth Power on December 29, 2005, 06:10:16 PM

Executive Decision comes to mind.

Right on! Also, Flightplan.
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« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2008, 12:24:14 PM »

Funny Games
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« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2008, 12:55:16 PM »

Quote from: Eduardo X on May 02, 2008, 05:47:10 AM

Quote from: TK-421 on December 29, 2005, 02:09:55 PM

How about The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three?

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Pelham 1-2-3, a subway train, becomes the focal point of the most audacious and unusual terrorist attack ever seen. Four gunmen, going by color codenames, seize the train and hold its passengers and conductor hostage halfway between underground stations, demanding a hefty ransom else they will begin executing hostages. A veteran NY transit policeman leads negotiations with the hijackers to prevent any killing, but amid the showdown a question nags at authorities - with the gunmen and their hostages in a tunnel surrounded by police on all sides, how can they possibly escape?
I watched this, based on whitey's recommendation actually, and thought it was pretty good.
Just now, I saw this: John Travolta dressed like a fool, apparently for his role in... Pelham 1-2-3! A remake! Why do they keep remaking movies?

I'm glad you liked it.

Regarding the pending remake, I'll probably go see it.   

I'll like to be hugely disappointed, but I'll go see it.

And you're right, Travolta does look like a bit like a foo'.

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« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2008, 01:07:26 PM »

Inside Man is pretty good.
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« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2008, 01:12:48 PM »

The Negotiator with Kevin Spacey and Mr. Samuel L. Jackson.
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« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2008, 01:32:43 PM »

Swimming with Sharks
Airheads
Quick Change
+1 to The Ref
Suicide Kings

and of course Saving Silverman
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« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2008, 01:39:18 PM »

Quote from: Hiccup on May 02, 2008, 01:32:43 PM


and of course Saving Silverman

I like that movie way too much.
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« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2008, 01:55:01 PM »

Disorienting threadcromancy, but I'm going to toss in an outside the box recommendation with:

Porco Rosso
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« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2008, 02:13:49 PM »

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« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2008, 02:40:44 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2008, 04:46:39 PM »

Suicide Kings.

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« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2008, 04:58:44 PM »

Out of Sight is a good movie with an interesting hostage twist.
From Dusk 'tll Dawn also starts as a Hostage movie.
Midnight Run isn't exactly a hostage movie, but the Bounty Hunter shepherding may count (and it's a personal favorite).

I'll also echo Die Hard and Speed, as well as the Ref
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« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2008, 05:25:02 PM »

I'll second Swimming with Sharks. A vicious, mean-spirited movie.
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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2008, 06:42:16 PM »

Midnight Run with Robert DeNiro and Charles Grodin.

I love that movie!
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« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2008, 06:43:06 PM »

Hard Candy. 
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« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2008, 07:36:41 PM »

The beginning of Quick Change? Well, only for a bit. But still, I love that movie.
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« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2008, 07:47:01 PM »

Second for Collateral.  Cruise is pretty good and I like Michael Mann.
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« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2008, 08:27:08 PM »

Quote from: Redfive on May 02, 2008, 07:47:01 PM

Second for Collateral.  Cruise is pretty good and I like Michael Mann.

Third...except for the end.  The ending felt too Hollywood IMHO...
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« Reply #36 on: May 02, 2008, 08:27:59 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on May 02, 2008, 06:43:06 PM

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I really didn't like Hard Candy. I felt like it tried too hard to be edgy.
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« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2008, 09:34:21 PM »

Dog Day Afternoon
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« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2008, 09:44:00 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on May 02, 2008, 01:55:01 PM

Disorienting threadcromancy, but I'm going to toss in an outside the box recommendation with:

Porco Rosso

How totally random.  Awesome movie.  Nothing to do with hostages.
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« Reply #39 on: May 02, 2008, 11:48:58 PM »

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 02, 2008, 09:34:21 PM

Dog Day Afternoon

+1  to that,  a must see movie for anyone who likes Pacino. This movie along with the Godfather are what made him a household name. It's possible you'll be turned off by some of the subject matter, but everyone should watch this move at least once just to see a master actor at the top of his form. Definitely 1 of the best hostage films ever made IMHO.
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