Sweet Hostage

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Romance Drama
  • Release year: 1975
  • Running time: 93 min
Sweet Hostage is a 1975 American made-for-television drama film based on the novel Welcome to Xanadu by Nathaniel Benchley. The film stars Linda Blair and Martin Sheen. It was filmed in Taos County, New Mexico. It was featured in ABC's Friday Night... read more

Sweet Hostage is a 1975 American made-for-television drama film based on the novel Welcome to Xanadu by Nathaniel Benchley. The film stars Linda Blair and Martin Sheen. It was filmed in Taos County, New Mexico. It was featured in ABC's Friday Night Movie series. Film and television critic Leonard Maltin rated the movie as "Average" in his biennial ratings guide TV Movies. In his capsule review, Maltin said "the performances by Sheen and Blair almost made this talky adaptation of the Nathaniel Benchley novel worthwhile". The film was only a moderate success in the Nielsen ratings, and failed to generate the type of provocative press which was then-standard for a Linda Blair movie.

Original Release

10/10/1975

US Release

10/10/1975

Cast

Linda Blair Doris Mae Withers
Martin Sheen Leonard Hatch
Jeanne Cooper Mrs. Withers
Lee de Broux Sheriff Emmet
Bert Remsen Mr. Withers
Dehl Berti Harry Fox
Al Hopson Mr. Smathers
Roberto Valentino De Leon Juan
Mary Michael Carnes Dry Goods Clerk
Don Hann Liquor Store Proprietor
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lee Philips

Writers

Edward Hume, Nathaniel Benchley, Antonio Calderon, William Douglas Lansford

Cast

Linda Blair Doris Mae Withers
Martin Sheen Leonard Hatch
Jeanne Cooper Mrs. Withers
Lee de Broux Sheriff Emmet
Bert Remsen Mr. Withers
Dehl Berti Harry Fox
Al Hopson Mr. Smathers
Roberto Valentino De Leon Juan
Mary Michael Carnes Dry Goods Clerk
Don Hann Liquor Store Proprietor
Ross Elder Hospital Attendant
Chris Williams Man in Bungalow
William Sterchi Hank Smathers
Michael Eiland Tom Martinez

Producers

George Barrie Executive Producer
Sidney D. Balkin Producer
Richard E. Lyons Producer

Editors

George Jay Nicholson

1976Golden GlobeBest Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
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