MERCY or MURDER? Can you condemn this man?
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: August 10, 2004
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Peter Horton & Teri Garr|
|Directed by||Roger Spottiswoode|
A TV Talk show leads a young girl to commit suicide, and sees her angry father take the host of the programme hostage, along with the crew and the audience! Threatening them with a gun and a bomb, time starts to run out for the hapless hostages. Something of a sideswipe at the television industry, this is a provocative and thoughtful drama from director Roger Spottiswoode (TOMORROW NEVER DIES).
Description by Image Entertainment:
Enraged by his daughter's suicide caused by an unauthorized TV talk show segment, Frank McGrath (The Green Mile's David Morse) takes ego-driven hostess Pia Postman (CSI's Marg Helgenberger) hostage. With the show's crew and audience frozen at gunpoint and the threat of a bomb, the clock is ticking and the ultimate showdown is about to begin. Also features Teri Garr (Tootsie), Peter Horton (thirtysomething), Christine Estabrook (The Usual Suspects), Lauren Tom (Bad Santa), Eloy Casados (Dark Blue), Neal McDonough (Walking Tall) . This provocative, white-knuckle thriller from director Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies) examines the "trash talk" television phenomenon and the issue of broadcast responsibility.