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American Hostage

  • Trailer: American Hostage

    22 FEB 2022 · Based on a true story, American Hostage stars Jon Hamm as Fred Heckman, a beloved local radio reporter who is thrust into the middle of a life-or-death crisis when hostage-taker, Tony Kiritsis, demands to be interviewed on his popular radio news program. Mr. Kiritsis has tied a shotgun to his banker’s neck in grim fashion, but through Heckman's radio show he gradually becomes a polarizing national media sensation during a nail biting 63-hour standoff. American Hostage is an 8-episode scripted psychological thriller from Criminal Content, starring Emmy Award-winner Jon Hamm and directed by Academy Award® winner Shawn Christensen. WEBSITE: https://criminalcontent.com/americanhostage YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAoeOpQ1dPg
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    Episode 1 | The Man with the Gun

    8 MAR 2022 · In the series Premiere, local news reporter Fred Heckman's life is turned upside down when he receives an unexpected call from a listener. Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann Baker Directed by: Shawn Christensen Written by: CD Carpenter Sponsor: Ritual Essential for Men Multivitamin https://ritual.sjv.io/1rJmvB
    Played 26m 55s
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    Episode 2 | The Man with the Microphone

    8 MAR 2022 · Tony and Fred’s negotiations heat up as WIBC and Indianapolis detectives contemplate the ramifications of letting a hostage-taker air his personal grievances live on the radio. Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann Baker Directed by: Shawn Christensen Written by: CD Carpenter
    Played 24m 21s
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    Episode 3 | The Lion's Den

    15 MAR 2022 · As authorities surround Tony's apartment, Heckman continues to chip away at Tony and slowly inch toward his heart. Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann Baker Directed by: Shawn Christensen Written by: CD Carpenter
    Played 28m 39s
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    Episode 4 | The Profiler

    22 MAR 2022 · The FBI sends in their newest profiler to help Fred prepare for the most dangerous on-air interview of his life. Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann Baker Directed by: Shawn Christensen Written by: CD Carpenter
    Played 19m 44s
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    Episode 5 | The Interview

    29 MAR 2022 · Fred goes live on the air with Tony, knowing that with one wrong word... the gun goes off. Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann Baker Directed by: Shawn Christensen Written by: CD Carpenter
    Played 22m 22s
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    Episode 6 | Playing with Fire

    5 APR 2022 · As the public joins the airwaves to sound off on Tony and the hostage crisis, local authorities send in SWAT, setting Tony off, and putting everyone's life at risk. Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann Baker Directed by: Shawn Christensen Written by: CD Carpenter
    Played 19m 57s
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    Episode 7 | To Kill or Not to Kill

    12 APR 2022 · Tony pressures the tyrannical banking system to issue him an apology letter to read at the press conference, as Fred mentally prepares to meet Tony in person... on national television. Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann Baker Directed by: Shawn Christensen Written by: CD Carpenter ztrww9XJGk9ZaM7zRos8
    Played 22m 10s
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    Episode 8 | Live: On National Television

    19 APR 2022 · In the season finale of American Hostage, Tony pulls Fred in closer, as the TV cameras record his last hope for retribution. Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann Baker Directed by: Shawn Christensen Written by: CD Carpenter
    Played 25m 48s
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    Episode 9 | Aftershow with Jon Hamm

    26 APR 2022 · What happened to the real Tony Kiritsis after the hostage crisis? Did he and Fred Heckman ever meet again? Plus, what drew Jon Hamm to step into this world and play Fred Heckman? In this special bonus episode, join us for a roundtable discussion about the making of American Hostage, featuring Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, director Shawn Christensen, writer CD Carpenter, and moderator G.G. Hawkins.
    Played 46m 33s

Based on a true story, American Hostage stars Jon Hamm as Fred Heckman, a beloved local radio reporter who is thrust into the middle of a life-or-death crisis when hostage-taker,...

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Based on a true story, American Hostage stars Jon Hamm as Fred Heckman, a beloved local radio reporter who is thrust into the middle of a life-or-death crisis when hostage-taker, Tony Kiritsis, demands to be interviewed on his popular radio news program.

American Hostage is an 8-episode scripted psychological thriller from Criminal Content starring Emmy Award-winner Jon Hamm and directed by Academy Award® winner Shawn Christensen.
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