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Director  Grant Harvey
Running time  1h 26m
Language  English
Language  English
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Initial DVD release  September 14, 2010
Country  United States
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Release date  July 19, 2009 (2009-07-19)
Writer  Michelle Renee (book), James Kearns, Maria Nation
Cast  Julie Benz (Michelle Estey), Brendan Penny (Chris Clark), Natasha Calis (Breea Estey), Bruce McGill (Ben Summers), Tom Carey
Similar movies  Grant Harvey directed Held Hostage and Confessions of a Go-Go Girl

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Held Hostage is a Lifetime Movie starring Julie Benz that aired on July 19, 2009. It is based on the true story of Michelle Renee Ramskill-Estey who also wrote the novel. Hal Foxton Beckett was nominated for a Leo Award for the music featured in the movie.

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Plot

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Michelle Ramskill-Estey (Julie Benz), a single mother, is kidnapped by three masked men and held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank which is the only option she has to save her only child's life while they are both wired to explode.

Actual events

In November 2000, Michelle Ramskill-Estey and her 7-year-old daughter Breea Ramskill returned to their Needles, California home, only to find 4 men, armed with guns. They strapped fake bombs to the two and ordered Ramskill-Estey to drive to a Bank of America location, where she worked, and give them the $360,000 in the vault. Three people were charged, two men and one woman. The two men were convicted and the woman was acquitted of all charges. The story was shown on I Survived... and 48 Hours.

Cast

  • Julie Benz as Michelle Ramskill-Estey
  • Brendan Penny as Chris Clark/Money One
  • Sonja Bennett as Sandi Clark
  • Natasha Calis as Breea Ramskill
  • References

    Held Hostage Wikipedia
    Held Hostage IMDb Held Hostage themoviedb.org


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