: R for strong graphic violence, language and some drug use
: Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Jonathan Tucker, Ben Foster
: Florent Emilio Siri
: Explosions, violence and drugs make this one for the grown-ups.
: 113 minutes
Opens Friday at
: Park Place, El Con, Century Park, Foothills, DeAnza, Desert Sky, Cinemark
Bruce Willis attempts to regain his action-star form in "Hostage," which opens Friday. Any true Willis fan must be familiar with these films:
Die Hard (1988)
- Willis' breakout role found him as a police officer who romped through a skyscraper to defeat terrorists and rescue his estranged wife.
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
- Teaming with Damon Wayans, Willis plays a hard-boiled detective who works with a struggling former quarterback to solve a murder.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
- In limited screen time, Willis is memorable as a punch-drunk boxer who agrees to take a dive, then bets money on himself to win.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
- In what may be his most "out there" film, Willis plays a convict who is sent back in time to stop a plague. After he makes the time leap, he's labeled insane and institutionalized.
The Fifth Element (1997)
- Sticking with sci-fi, Willis plays a future cabdriver who attempts to stop marauding aliens from destroying the planet.
Last Man Standing (1996)
- Willis is at his gruff best in this Western, in which he plays a drifter who works both sides of opposing mobs to benefit himself.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
- In probably his most highly regarded film, Willis plays a counselor who helps a young boy (Haley Joel Osment) who can see ghosts.