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Hostages (1993)

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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.

Cast

Colin Firth
as McCarthy
Kathy Bates
as Peggy Say
Josef Sommer
as Sutherland
Ruth McCabe
as Elaine Spence
Rosaleen Linehan
as Brenda Gilham
Colin Bruce
as Robie Burke
Dan Turgeman
as Mahmoud
Stephen Dillane
as Chris Pearson
Harry Ditson
as David Say
Conrad Asquith
as Terry Waite
Tony Doyle
as Badraig Murphy
Rolf Saxon
as Plaskett
Colin Stinton
as Mike Mulholland
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