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Hostages: Pilot

After Dr. Ellen Sanders, a prominent Washington D.C. surgeon, is handpicked to operate on the President of the United States, rogue FBI agent Duncan Carlisle and armed intruders suddenly take her and her family hostage. Scared and bewildered, Ellen soon learns the reason: unless she assassinates the President during surgery, her captors will kill them all.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 276062
Airdate: Monday September 23rd, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Nine Network) Oct 09, 2013
UK (Channel 4) Jan 11, 2014
DK (Kanal 4) May 27, 2014

  • Currently 7.4/10
7.4/10 (9 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Larry PineLarry Pine
As Burton Delaney
Jeremy BobbJeremy Bobb
As Quentin Creasy
Montego GloverMontego Glover
As Lena
Mary Elizabeth MastrantonioMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
As First Lady Mary Kincaid
Kevyn MorrowKevyn Morrow
As Captain McCarry

Co-Guest Stars
Tyler Elliot BurkeTyler Elliot Burke
As Boyd
Lola CookLola Cook
As Sawyer
Iris DelgadoIris Delgado
As TV Reporter
Lauren KellyLauren Kelly
As Amelia
Marquis RodriguezMarquis Rodriguez
As Kevin
Greg BrostromGreg Brostrom
As Janitor / Security Guard
Nicholas CalhounNicholas Calhoun
As Reporter #1
Mark DohertyMark Doherty
As Thug Leader
Harriett FoyHarriett Foy
As Nurse Delores
Kenita MillerKenita Miller
As Whimpering Woman
Sandra Mitchell (2)Sandra Mitchell (2)
As News Anchor
Josiah NolanJosiah Nolan
As Thug #2
Raushanah SimmonsRaushanah Simmons
As Reporter #2
Harry Sutton Jr.Harry Sutton Jr.
As Reporter #3

Leo MinayaLeo Minaya
As Nico
Main Cast
Toni Collette
As Dr. Ellen Sanders
Tate Donovan
As Brian Sanders
Rhys Coiro
As Kramer Delaney
Sandrine Holt
As Sandrine Renault
Billy Brown (2)
As Archer Petit
Quinn Shephard
As Morgan Sanders
Mateus Ward
As Jake Sanders
James Naughton
As President Paul Kincaid
Dylan McDermott
As Duncan Carlisle


The Sanders family sits in their living room together on the couch. They look tense as baseball plays on in the background. They are surrounded by men wearing all black and ski masks over the faces...

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Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerJerry Bruckheimer  |  Jonathan Littman  |  Rick Eid  |  Jeffrey Nachmanoff  |  Chaim Sharir  |  Rotem Shamir  |  Omri Givon
Co-Executive ProducerAlon Aranya  |  Kristieanne Reed
ProducerMichael Azzolino  |  Scott White
Production DesignerLaurence Bennett
EditorBilly Fox
Director of PhotographyJim Whitaker
Based On The Works OfChaim Sharir
Developed ByJeffrey Nachmanoff  |  Alon Aranya
Based On The Series Created ByOmri Givon  |  Rotem Shamir
Warning: Hostages season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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