Hostages

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (20)

  • Reporter: How is it to be responsible for the life of the President of the United States.
    Ellen: His life is no more important than that of any of my other patients, which is to say that it's the most important thing in the world.

  • Duncan: (to Ellen) Tomorrow you are going to do surgery on the President of the United States. He is going to die during surgery. You are going to kill the President of the United States.

  • Duncan: (to Brian) We know all your secrets, all of them. That's why you're going to tell your wife to cooperate.

  • Ellen: I don't give up that easily.

  • Duncan: (to Kramer) Sometimes you have to do a bad thing for a good reason.

  • Ellen: (when asked why she had postponed the surgery) I was concerned he was not clotting properly. I called off the surgery because he would have died.

  • Duncan: (threatening Ellen) Your clever little ruse has made everything more difficult.

  • Brian: Why are you doing this?
    Sandrine: My daddy didn't pay enough attention to me.

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Notes (21)

  • The show's concept originated and is based and developed on a similar Israeli series created by Alon Aranya, Omri Givon, and Rotem Shamir.

  • This is the second time Dylan McDermott and producer Jerry Bruckheimer work together. The first was in Dark Blue.

  • Kate Burton was originally casted to play the role of First Lady, but it was very difficult for the production team to coordinate her schedule. As a result, the part was given to Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and two scenes from the Pilot had to be reshoot.

  • The first season of the show will consist of 15 episodes.

  • The show is filmed in Hicksville, New York.

  • To celebrate the show's premiere, on September 17, 2013 in New York, Toni Collette and Tate Donovan rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Internation Air Dates:

    Spain: October 1, 2013

    Japan: October 6, 2013

    South Africa: October 8, 2013

    Australia: October 9, 2013

    Finland: December 9, 2013

  • International Air Dates:

    Japan: October 6, 2013

    Spain: October 8, 2013

    Australia: October 9, 2013

    Finland: December 16, 2013

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Trivia (1)

  • In 36:28 when Duncan get the pregnancy test. I can see that they are both facing to her mom. But when the next scene is shown, it seems that they are facing each other before facing the door.