# Similar TV Shows Like Hostages (2013)
Released: 23 September 2013 (USA)
Runtime: 42 Min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Writers: Alon Aranya , Jeffrey Nachmanoff , Omri Givon
Actors: Toni Collette , Tate Donovan , Rhys Coiro
A premiere surgeon is blackmailed in a plot to assassinate the president after her family is taken hostage by a rogue federal agent.
Dr. Ellen Sanders, a premiere surgeon, is thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle. Ellen and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President when she operates on him. His highly skilled accomplices include his brother-in-law Kramer, whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer, an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine, a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team. With her family’s life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian, her secretive daughter Morgan and her not-so-innocent son Jake. In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more blurred.
Driven by desperation, rogue FBI agent Duncan Carlisle makes hostages of renowned surgeon Ellen Sanders’ family. He demands that she kill the president during an upcoming operation. While Carlisle and his team of accomplices — including brother-in-law Kramer, hot-headed ex-soldier Archer and mysterious Sandrine — hold the family captive, the lines between right and wrong become increasingly blurred. Ellen faces a terrible dilemma between following her captors’ demands or further endangering her family.