There are issues of loyalty that drive the guard, along with his knee-jerk poor coping skills and highly protective attitude towards his family. By being free to come and go, he negotiates with a national network and its star news anchorman, Kevin Hollander, with whom Brackett has an unhappy history. I was amazed at the amount of detail that was put into this film to show exactly that. Television personality Max Brackett Dustin Hoffman happens to be in the museum at the same time and begins serving as Baily's liaison to the police. The story itself is the news, not the reason why or the real people behind it.
I was moved, impressed, and challenged by this film, and applaud Costa Garvas, and his fine cast. Advertisement There are nice little digs, as when it's suggested to Travolta that Thursday prime time would be the best time to surrender, ratings-wise. After being laid off as a museum security guard, Sam Baily John Travolta comes back to work heavily armed and takes his former boss and a group of children hostage. Brackett, on the other hand, makes a deal rather than let Hollander have the story, prompting Hollander to publicly accuse Brackett of prolonging the crisis and endangering the children. Approximately two hundred four were produced, and were the first dedicated business jet produced.
Popularity dwindled, due to high operating costs. You can also get an instant mobile notification with our iPhone- or Android app. Brackett is unaware that Baily has decided to set off his explosives, committing suicide. Soon he has inadvertently taken a group of children hostage, and accidentally shot his best friend, another guard. But he comes armed, and his plan goes awry when he accidentally shoots an ex-coworker and ends up with schoolchildren as hostages. The guard is not too bright, and has brought along a duffel bag containing a shotgun and sticks of dynamite--to get her attention, he says. When his friend Cliff dies, Baily starts to realize he's lost everything.
The pods hanging on the wings are external fuel tanks. He also begins to regret taking hostages since he realizes that he has probably ruined both his life and that of his family. Bravo to a production all too unknown. He's been fired from his low-wage job, and wants it back. Basically, the story is about a not-so-bright man, who loves his wife and children, who has a low-pay job as a museum guard.
He also sends out Brackett to try to convince the police to put down their guns so he could personally usher out Baily. It epitomizes the media circus following the armed hold up of a museum with children. People who say they deplore paparazzi journalism are approximately as sincere as smokers who lecture you on how bad their habit is. Costa-Gavras must not have spent much time in America because the depiction of Americans feeling sympathy for a hostage-taker due to the media's portrayal does not gel with reality. Laurie then betrays Brackett, proving that, like him, she's willing to do whatever it takes to further her own career. He becomes directly involved in the hostage situation, acting as Baily's intermediary to the outside world and the police.
It was exaggerated, of course, but still interesting to see and in many respects good to see because of the onslaught of tabloid-mentality journalism that seems to have taken over the media in recent years. How far are you able to go? Max Brackett, journalist, is in the museum when this occurs, and gets the scoop. Far enough to enter a museum and threat the owner with a gun? He stays inside the museum, broadcasting from a battery-powered lapel mike, and over the course of long hours and nights he becomes friends with the hapless guard, who only wanted his job back and is terrified that now his wife will be mad at him. Barry, Lucinda Jenney, Costa-Gavras, Anne Kopelson, Arnold Kopelson, Jonathan D. This was a difficult story and could have been a disaster if the directing and main characters John Travolta and Dustin Hoffman had been other than who they were. Now residing in a fixer-upper apartment in New Jersey with his girlfriend, Bud longs for his former Manhattan glory. The lines between good and bad, fair and unfair are masterfully blurred so the viewer is never quite sure whom to root for.
Able to communicate through a networked video interface, the survivors wait for years and slowly become a motley family of sorts. Costa-Gavras does a great job with this movie and manages to mantain balance between the characters and the action. Alan Alda also has some well-observed moments as the star anchorman. Whatever, you can enjoy this film for the acting alone with Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Alan Alda, Robert Prosky, Mia Kirschner and Ted Levine. The apps are synchronized with your account at Blu-ray. I was amazed at the amount of detail that was put into this film to show exactly that.
Chang, however, is on his own personal journey and, ultimately, both Lai and Ho find themselves far from home and desperately lonely. Here, it's a museum, and a man is in a predicament something like Al Pacino was in that film except Travolta's character here is totally innocent. A disgruntled security guard holds a school trip group hostage, while a news reporter forms a bond with him. Costa-Gavras, is an electrifying filmmaker working with a talented cast. Hoffman's performance is on target, and would have served a better screenplay.