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A premiere surgeon is blackmailed in a plot to assassinate the president after her family is taken hostage by a rogue federal agent.
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Series cast summary:
Toni Collette ...  Dr. Ellen Sanders 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Tate Donovan ...  Brian Sanders 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Rhys Coiro ...  Kramer Daly 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Sandrine Holt ...  Sandrine Renault / ... 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Quinn Shephard ...  Morgan Sanders 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Dylan McDermott ...  Duncan Carlisle 15 episodes, 2013-2014
Billy Brown ...  Archer Petit 14 episodes, 2013-2014
Mateus Ward ...  Jake Sanders 14 episodes, 2013-2014
Jim True-Frost ...  Logan 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Lola Cook ...  Sawyer 11 episodes, 2013-2014
Larry Pine ...  Burton Delaney 10 episodes, 2013-2014
James Naughton ...  President Paul Kincaid 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Joanne Kelly ...  Vanessa Moore 9 episodes, 2013-2014
Brian White ...  Colonel Thomas Blair 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ...  Mary Kincaid 8 episodes, 2013-2014
Francie Swift ...  Nina 7 episodes, 2013-2014
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Dr. Ellen Sanders, a premiere surgeon, is thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle. Ellen and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President when she operates on him. His highly skilled accomplices include his brother-in-law Kramer, whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer, an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine, a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team. With her family's life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian, her secretive daughter Morgan and her not-so-innocent son Jake. In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more ... Written by CBS

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

23 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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Hostages: Zakladnicy See more »

Filming Locations:

Hicksville, New York, USA

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Reunited Tate Donovan and James Naughton who briefly co-starred in the popular TV series Damages (2007) See more »

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Remake of Hostages (2013) See more »

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Don't Listen to the Naysayers, This is an excellent show!!!
23 December 2013 | by Lasher820See all my reviews

While I read negative reviews of this show quite often, I found myself wondering if this show would be worth my time. I mean, from the previews before it started I would ask myself "How can they do this as a series?" A mini-series? Sure, but a TV Series with maybe multiple seasons??? That point aside, I decided to drop my skepticism and give this show a chance, (I mean ANYTHING beats another mind-numbing, brain cell killing, coma inducing Reality Show!!!)

It took me a few episodes to realize this isn't just a show about Hostages or Assassinating Presidents; there are serious character layers and sub-plots that got me hooked each week and wondering what the heck might happen next!

The actors are pretty stellar, the characters are well thought out and you find yourself flipping your opinions about who they are and what drives them. Sometimes I feel pretty sympathetic to the "Bad Guys" while having no sympathy for the family, others I am torn, sometimes I like them all. The thing that I find more intriguing about this show is the ruthlessness of the "Real" Players (Spoiler) (they aren't the Hostage takers!) So as the show progresses I can see the logic of it being a series. I could actually visualize a 2nd Season; because whether they succeed in the assassination or not, all of their lives will be at stake!

Don't underestimate this show. It has some very top notch serial drama going on (Think "Who Shot J.R.?", cliffhangers but every week. I find it's better to DVR it and watch a bunch in one setting because I am impatient and hate to be left hanging. There is only 2 episodes left and it doesn't look like it will be renewed for a second season, so get caught up on the official website before January 6 when the show returns for its last 2 episodes. This is also the best way to get into the show without getting frustrated by the numerous cliffhangers.

I want to champion this show, not because it's an underdog...but because it really is good drama, good acting and a dang good show overall!!!!


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