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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 Pine
As Burton Delaney
Jeremy Bobb
As Quentin Creasy
Montego Glover
As Lena
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
As First Lady Mary Kincaid
Kevyn Morrow
As Captain McCarry

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

Leo 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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