Sweet Hostage (1975)

TV Movie   |  Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Romance

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An escaped mental patient kidnaps an illiterate teenage farm girl and takes her to his mountain hide-away, where they soon become friends and, eventually, lovers.



  • Linda Blair and Martin Sheen in Sweet Hostage (1975)
  • Linda Blair and Martin Sheen in Sweet Hostage (1975)
  • Linda Blair in Sweet Hostage (1975)
  • Sweet Hostage (1975)
  • Sweet Hostage (1975)

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Lee Philips


Edward Hume (teleplay), Nathaniel Benchley (novel)

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30 October 2006 | edwinlisley
| A Great Movie
A synopsis has already been provided by another user.

I just wanted to comment on the film.

Linda Denise Blair and Martin Sheen truly shine in this movie. Based on Welcome to Xandu by Nathaniel Benchley (father of Peter Benchley of Jaws' fame), the movie is funny, cheerful, tense, upsetting, romantic, and tragic.

Linda is my favorite actress of all times, and this is her greatest performance.

It is also Linda at her most beautiful and charming.

Martin puts forth a delightful performance.

The character Leonard Hatch is clearly not an insane man.

He is in all honesty just misunderstood.

Doris Mae is trapped by her narrowed minded parents who aspire to see her remain ignorant and completely uneducated.

Leonard opens her mind and provides Doris Mae, a.k.a Christa Bell, with the beginning of an education and buys her her first dress.

It is my favorite movie of all times!

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