Proof of Life
2000
**
Director: Taylor Hackford
Cast: Russell Crowe, Meg Ryan, David Morse, David Caruso, Pamela Reed

Russell Crowe plays a hostage negotiator/commando who helps a woman whose husband was kidnapped in an imaginary South American country. This is a dreadfully stiff and boring, romantically flavoured hostage drama. The film wastes ages on repetitious ransom negotiations when it’s obvious from the outset that the film climaxes in a rescue operation where our hero can exhibit his military skills.