Hostage (The Hire: Hostage) (1999)

TOMATOMETER

No Tomatometer score yet...

No critic reviews yet...

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.


Movie Info

The driver races to locate a kidnapped victim locked in the trunk of an abandoned car somewhere on the water's edge. Linked to her only by cell phone, the driver narrows in on her location in a desperate race against time and tide.

Rating: PG (violence, language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 8, 1999
Runtime:
Trimark

WATCH IT NOW

Cast


as Timmy Taylor

as Beth Taylor

as Carl Banks

as Stevie

as Rick Taylor

as Principal Ott

as Scalise
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Hostage (The Hire: Hostage)

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

Login

Critic Reviews for Hostage (The Hire: Hostage)

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

August 12, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Hostage (The Hire: Hostage)

This is such a wonderful kid friendly movie starring Jim Varney as 'Carl Banks'. It's like the modern day version of 'The Boy who cried Wolf'. Timmy Taylor and his friends like to play pranks on people and eventually when he starts telling the truth, no one believes him. Jim was so touching in this film. He played a counterfeiter who used to be a fire fighter until something went wrong one day while fighting a fire. He really was a nice guy and a great man. He just strayed for a while but eventually, with the help from the kids, straightened everything out. Jim was funny in this movie as well as dramatic. The more serious part of the movie was when Carl was talking about how he got into counterfeiting. Jim had a way of telling a story that would just engulf you and you could just sit there and listen to him all day. 'Treehouse Hostage' is one of my favorite non-Ernest movies starring Jim Varney. Go and buy it and watch it on family night.

bug761
Stacy Avary

Super Reviewer

½

Another short 8 Min film from BMWFILMS.COM. The DVD title is The Hire, this is a collection of 8 short films lasting from 8-10 minutes. Again Clive Owen plays the main part and he's trying to locate a women who has been taken hostage and is in the trunk of a car. She has been put at the low tide line in a bay, but the tide is rising and time is running out. a lot of stars in these films. This one is worth 4 1/2 stars

bbcfloridabound
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Hostage (The Hire: Hostage) Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Hostage (The Hire: Hostage) on our Movie forum!