Hostage for a Day

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Hostage for a Day ★★½ 1994

Married to a shrew, toiling for an overbearing father-in-law, and suffering a midlife crisis, Wendt decides to fake his own kidnapping, take the ransom money, and head off for a better life. A series of comedic complications abound. Candy's directorial debut. Made for TV. 92m/C VHS . George Wendt, John Vernon, Robin Duke, Peter Torokvei, Don Lake, Frank Moore, John Hemphill, Christopher Templeton; Cameos: John Candy; D: John Candy; W: Peter Torokvei, Robert Crane, Kari Hildebrand; M: Ian Thomas. TV