Sweet Hostage (1975/TV )

Stranded when her truck breaks down, 17-year-old Doris Mae accepts a ride from Leonard Hatch, unaware he's an escaped mental patient. Held against her will, Doris Mae is taken to Leonard's ramshackle hideout, a cabin nestled deep within the woods.


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Sweet Hostage (1975/TV )
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Entertaining (6)
  • Engaging (4)
  • Classic style (3)

Cons

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  • Everyone (5)
  • Entertainment (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (8), Collector (4)
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5.0

Bless Warner Bros.!

By Kubla Khan

from Los Angeles

About Me Movie Buff

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Original

Cons

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      Comments about Sweet Hostage (1975/TV ):

      Hands down one of the most important and unique TV movies of the 70's, it portrays an enchanting anti-establishment way of looking at the world. Through the fresh and electrifying performances of Blair and Sheen, we are given a glimpse into an alternate, non-materialistic yet infinitely rich and romantic world of their own making. Amazing this one snuck through on network TV, considering how unPC it would be regarded today. Yet this is exactly the kind of humane and truly inspired work which could never be produced by the cynical and jaded TV networks now. A sad sign of our times...

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This love story, captures the heart.

      By SAM

      from Vaughn, MT

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining

      Cons

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        • At Home

        Comments about Sweet Hostage (1975/TV ):

        Good movie to have a good cry if your sad and need to get it out of your system.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An excellent made-for-TV 1975 movie

        By A Martin Sheen Fan from way back

        from Queens, New York

        About Me Movie Buff

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        Pros

        • A very moving story

        Cons

        • Ending was abrupt

        Best Uses

        • Education
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        Comments about Sweet Hostage (1975/TV ):

        I saw this movie on TV in 1975 and never forgot it. I've been looking for it periodically and was estatic that it was finally available on DVD. Even 36 years later, Linda Blair and Martin Sheen's performances still touch my heart. The DVD was well worth the cost because I'll be watching it over and over and sharing it with friends, too.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        my favorite movie of all times

        By joy

        from bluefield, wv

        About Me Collector, Movie Buff

        Pros

        • Classic
        • Engaging
        • Entertaining

        Cons

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            Comments about Sweet Hostage (1975/TV ):

            watch it with a love one

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            One of the best TV movies of the 70's

            By Phil

            from NY

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            Pros

            • Engaging
            • Entertaining

            Cons

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              • Everyone

              Comments about Sweet Hostage (1975/TV ):

              First off, even though this was passed off as a horror film during WAC's Halloween sale, this is NOT a horror film. It's more like a thriller, and also is a love-story drama, with great scenery and performances. A very good film with great performances by a young Martin Sheen as well as a young Linda Blair.

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              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Bring The Movies Of The Week Back To DVD

              By jbird

              from Maryland

              About Me Collector, Movie Buff

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                  Comments about Sweet Hostage (1975/TV ):

                  This was one of my favorite TV movies as a kid (high school). I'm so glad it's back and on DVD. Please issue more classic ABC TV movies like "A Certain Summer," "Seven In Darkness," "Tribes," "Maybe I'll Come Home In The Spring," "Mr. And Mrs. Bo Jo Jones," "The Screaming Woman," "Divorce His, Divorce Hers," "Go Ask Alice," "She Lives," on DVD. Thanks so much!

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                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  "Sweet Hostage" should be taken!

                  By Good Movie Lover

                  from New Windsor, NY

                  About Me Collector, Movie Buff

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                  Pros

                  • Classic

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                    • Entertainment
                    • Everyone

                    Comments about Sweet Hostage (1975/TV ):

                    Linda Blair and Martin Sheen co star in this 1975 ABC Television film about a mentall unstable inmate who escapes from a mental institution and kidnaps and then falls in love with a young girl. Both leads are great and this film is a real sleeper.

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                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Thanks for bringing this lost film back!

                    By Troy, moviemaker

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Avid Reader, Movie Buff

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                    Pros

                    • Engaging
                    • Entertaining

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyone

                      Comments about Sweet Hostage (1975/TV ):

                      Like the other comment, I saw this movie on TV as a kid and it struck me so strongly that when I was in junior high school I wrote a short story that was basically a plagiarized version the film! I don't even remember it that well as it has been so long since I saw it but it has ALWAYS stuck with me. Their performances really were good and look forward to picking it up on the next sale!

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                      • No

                      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Timeless Television Classic!

                      By Dave Cole

                      from Los Angeles, CA.

                      About Me Collector, Movie Buff

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                      Pros

                      • Classic
                      • Engaging
                      • Entertaining

                      Cons

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                        • Entertainment
                        • Everyone

                        Comments about Sweet Hostage (1975/TV ):

                        This was Linda Blair's 3rd TV movie, in 1975, and has been my favorite one since then...I have loved this movie (and book), since it came out, and I was 10 yrs. old. It is so great to see this digitally remastered, and available on DVD for the 1st time! Great actors,(argueably Martin Sheen's best work), great storyline, and a real tear-jerker, such a great romantic film...Highly Recommend!!!

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                        • No

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