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    444 Day Face-Off (2008)

    444-Day Face-Off highlights the story of the Iran hostage crisis, when Iranian university students took over the US embassy in Tehran back in 1979. Both the hostages and the former students talk about what happened from their points of view and reflect upon their personal experiences during the 444-day ordeal. John Limbert, fluent in […]

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    444 Days (1997)

    The siege of the American Embassy in Tehran made headlines in 1979. For 444 days, 52 diplomats were held hostage by militant Islamic students furious at America’s support of the deposed Shah. For the first time since the situation was resolved, hostages and their captors recall the saga. dailymail Iran hostage crisis @ Wikipedia

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    Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)

    It begins with the 1974 kidnapping of 12-year-old Jan Broberg by a neighbor, Robert Berchtold, who tells her parents that he is taking Broberg horseback riding and then proceeds to drug her, badly fake their joint demise, and take her to Mexico. From there, things spiral out in ways so horrifying and bizarre that […]

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    Assault and Rescue: Operation Thunderball (2011)

    This radical new documentary uncovers the logistics behind the Entebbe hostage rescue operation of June 1976 when Air France Flight 139 was hijacked by Palestinian and German terrorists and flown to Uganda. With gripping re-enactments and exclusive first-person accounts from commandos, strategists and covert intelligence gatherers, the film goes inside the assault staging areas […]

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    Assault on Waco (2006)

    In February 1993, the world watched with bated breath as the biggest armed siege in modern American history unfolded in a heavily armed property in Texas. The bungled raid, on the headquarters of an extreme religious group led by David Koresh, culminated in the deaths of 84 men, women and children, including 22 Britons. […]

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    Beslan: Three Days in September (2006)

    “Three Days in September” is the dramatic story of the 2004 Chechen terrorist attack and three-day siege of a school in southern Russia. When it was over, nearly 331 people lay dead — many of them children. The film is narrated by award-winning actor Julia Roberts. She introduces audiences to Beslan, a small, rural […]

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    Bus 174 (2002)

    If the “Bus 174” hostage standoff had taken place in America, it would have been shown live via news chopper on nationwide television for a day and then replaced by some other televised catastrophe, forgotten except for its occasional rebroadcast as a ninety-second curiosity on shows with titles like “World’s Scariest Hostage Crises.” We […]

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    Captain Phillips – Somali Pirates Inside Story (2014)

    Captain Phillips – Somali Pirates Inside Story (2014) – Told through eyewitness accounts, exclusive Navy footage and hijacked with extra facts, this is the story of Captain Phillips and crew aboard the Maersk Alabama and their dramatic rescue after being taken hostage by Somalian Pirates. (Source: Discovery Channel). thetvdb Richard Phillips @ Wikipedia MV […]

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    Children of Beslan (2005)

    Children of Beslan is about a violent takeover of a school in Beslan, a city in the North Caucasus republic of North Ossetia, Russia, in September 2004. Perpetrated by militants linked to the separatist insurgency in the nearby republic of Chechnya, the attack resulted in the deaths of more than 330 people, the majority […]

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    Combat Zone : Rescue in Panama (2007)

    Panama, 1989 – Dictator Manuel Noriega ordered captors to kill American prisoner Kurt Muse if any rescue is attempted. The fourteen Delta Force commandos sent in faced danger – and disaster. IMDB (unrated)

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    D.B. Cooper: Case Closed? (2016)

    On November 24th, 1971 a man dressed in a suit and tie hijacked a Northwest Orient flight bound for Seattle, Washington. He said he had a bomb and demanded $200,000 in cash and four parachutes. Once he got his ransom, the man jumped into the night, never to be seen again. In the more […]