Hostage (2002)

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German title Hostage
Original title Hostage
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 2002
length 9 minutes
Director John Woo
script David Carter ,
Greg Hahn ,
Vincent Ngo
production Jules Daly
music Steve Jablonsky
camera Jeffrey L. Kimball
cut Jeff Gullo ,
Angus Wall

Hostage (English for " hostage ") is part of the short film series The Hire by John Woo , which was made on behalf of BMW in 2002 as a commercial.


A former burger chain employee who feels cheated by the company kidnaps the manager's daughter and demands a $ 5 million ransom. The driver should give him the money. When he arrives at the handover location, he receives a cell phone from the kidnapper, who shortly after takes his own life. He uses his cell phone to keep in touch with the abductee, who is locked in a trunk and is about to sink into the water with her car. The driver works against time to save the victim and performs some spectacular stunts in his BMW Z4 .


Los Angeles International Short Film Festival

  • Best action short

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