Proof of Life

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Studio Warner
SKU 212121393
UPC 883929091287
UPC 14 00883929091287
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Affairs
Disaster
Hostages
News
Politics
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Around the world, between 20,000 and 50,000 people are kidnapped each year. In Taylor Hackford's suspense-filled adventure film, American businessman Peter Bowman (David Morse) is traveling in a Latin American country when a group of criminals take him as their hostage and hold him for ransom. The megacorporation he works for sends in an expert hostage negotiator, Terry Thorne (Russell Crowe), to settle on a ransom with the kidnappers, an antigovernment faction. Thorne earns the reluctant trust of Bowman's wife, Alice (Meg Ryan), and begins trying to win Bowman's freedom, but conflict with Bowman's employers, missteps with the kidnappers, and Thorne's growing attraction to Alice threaten to derail his efforts. Crowe and Ryan are excellent as thrown-together allies under pressure, and Morse's descent from collected businessman to desperate hostage anchors the film. Watch for former NYPD BLUE sensation David Caruso as Crowe's partner. PROOF OF LIFE is based on an article entitled "Adventures in the Ransom Trade," written by William Prochnau, which was published in the May 1998 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
Reviews
New York Times "...Mr. Crowe radiates a stubborn, heroic solidity..." 12/08/2000 p.E8
Box Office "...A well-paced drama buoyed by exceptional performances....The stoic yet lonely quality Crowe lens his onscreen persona strikes a perfect balance..." 02/01/2001 p.66
Total Film "...Crowe is utterly convincing....[With] an excellent turn from David Morse..." 04/01/2001 p.88
Hollywood Reporter "...PROOF OF LIFE is a first-rate thriller that also manages to be an intimate drama, a journalistic investigation and a political farce..." 12/01/2000 p.13-52
Directors
Taylor Hackford
Actors
Meg Ryan
David Morse
Russell Crowe
Cast & Crew
Pamela Reed - Star
David Caruso - Star
Meg Ryan - Star
David Morse - Star
Russell Crowe - Star
Tony Gilroy - Screenwriter
Tony Gilroy - Executive Producer
Charles Mulvehill - Producer
Steven Reuther - Executive Producer
Taylor Hackford - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2000
UPC 00883929091287
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 135 minutes
Color Color
Features
DVD, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD

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