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Release Date: December 8th, 2000

DVD Release Date: June 19th, 2001

R|2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
In this romantic drama, Peter Bowman, an American engineer in a Latin American country is captured by anti-government forces. When the rebels learn his identity they demand $6 million for his safe return. However, his US employer is on the verge of insolvency and will not provide the ransom. Peter's wife Alice is forced to deal with the matter on her own. She retains the services of freelance professional hostage negotiator Terry Thorne.

Cast: Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse, Pamela Reed, David Caruso, Anthony Heald, Stanley Anderson, Gottfried John

Director: Taylor Hackford

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Anvil Films, Castle Rock Entertainment, Bel Air Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Home Vídeo, Warner Bros. Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Proof of Life won't hold your heart hostage for very long after it's over, but here's looking at Russell Crowe -- he's the real deal, sweetheart. show more

  • Whatever romantic tension the film has is communicated in the coiled-spring performance by Crowe, one of the most remarkable actors working. show more

  • The movie delivers on its own terms. It may emerge a bit bruised and tattered around the edges, but its ever-beating heart provides the ultimate Proof of Life.

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