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Bruce Willis starrer 'Hostage' this Friday at 9 pm only on Star Movies

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Mumbai, June 28, 2006: Have you ever been faced with a situation when you had to make a tough decision? Well, it doesn't get tougher than this! Imagine being given a choice between saving a family you don't even know and saving your own family! Watch what Bruce Willis does, when given such a choice, in the exclusive premiere of Hostage, this Friday, June 30th at 9 p.m. only on Star Movies.

In this well-made thriller, Bruce Willis plays Jeff Talley, a hostage negotiator who leaves Los Angeles to become police chief of upscale suburb Bristo Camino. He is haunted by his failure to save a child from a suicidal madman, but the ghosts of Tally's previous field come back to haunt him when two brothers and their mysterious traveling companion Mars Krupchek take a suburbanite family hostage after a failed robbery. Unbeknownst to the gunmen, their hostage is actually a numbers runner for West Coast kingpin Sonny Benza, and the house contains evidence that put him away. Facing heat from associates in New York, Benza kidnaps Tally's wife and daughter and blackmails him into procuring the incriminating evidence. But the situation escalates even further when Tally discovers that Mars is a serial killer who is eyeing the hostages, and possibly his accomplices, to be his next victims.

Florent Siri's efficient direction keeps the action flowing in unexpected directions while allowing for plenty of interesting procedural details and sly bits of humor. The score is ominous and the performances are strong, with Ben Foster memorably creepy and Willis excellent as the frightened hero. This well-made thriller grossed US$ 34,617,915 at the worldwide box office.

So don't forget to tune in to the exclusive premiere of the adrenaline-packed action movie, Hostage, on Friday, June 30th at 9 p.m. only on Star Movies.

About Star

STAR is a leading media and entertainment company in Asia. STAR broadcasts over 50 television services in nine languages to more than 300 million viewers across 53 Asian countries. STAR channels cover all genres including general entertainment (Star Plus, Xing Kong, Star Chinese Channel, Star One, Star Utsav, Star World, Vijay, Phoenix Chinese), sports (ESPN, Star Sports), movies (Star Chinese Movies, Star Gold, Star Movies), music (Channel [V]), and news and current affairs (Star News, Star Ananda, Phoenix InfoNews Channel). STAR controls over 20,000 hours of Indian and Chinese programming and also owns the world's largest contemporary Chinese film library, with more than 600 titles, featuring superstars including Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat and Bruce Lee. In partnership with leading companies in Asia, STAR businesses extend to filmed entertainment, television production, cable systems, direct-to-home services, terrestrial TV broadcasting, wireless and digital services. STAR is a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation. www.startv.com

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