• Publication date: August 28, 2011

Proof Of Life: The Stakes Are High, The Pressure Is On Saving Her Husband, Falling For His Hostage Negotiator

American businessman Peter Bowman (David Morse) is travelling in a Latin American country when a group of criminals take him as their hostage and hold him for ransom.

American businessman Peter Bowman (David Morse) is travelling in a Latin American country when a group of criminals take him as their hostage and hold him for ransom.

The mega-corporation he works for sends in an expert hostage negotiator, Terry Thorne, to settle on a ransom with the kidnappers, an antigovernment faction.

Thorne earns the reluctant trust of Bowman's wife, Alice (Meg Ryan), and begins trying to win Bowman's freedom, but conflict with Bowman's employers, missteps with the kidnappers, and Thorne's growing attraction to Alice threaten to derail his efforts.

Crowe and Ryan are excellent as thrown-together allies under pressure, and Morse's descent from collected businessman to desperate hostage anchors the film.

Watch for former NYPD BLUE sensation David Caruso as Crowe's partner.

Proof Of Life is based on an article entitled "Adventures in the Ransom Trade," written by William Prochnau, which was published in the May 1998 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

This movie is rated R for violence, language and some drug material.

Year: 2000

Runtime: 135 mins

Genre: Action/ Adventure

Starring:

Meg Ryan

David Morse

Russell Crowe

David Caruso

Pamela Reed

Directed by: Taylor Hackford