Stand Off 1993

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Stand Off ★★ ½ April One 1993 (PG-13)

Dramatization of a 14-hour hostage incident that took place at the Bahamanian High Commission in Ottawa on April Fools Day in 1986. Ex-con David Maltby (Shellen) politely demands that an empty firehall become a shelter for women by taking the High Commissioner for the Bahamas, Jane Briscoe (Sears), as a hostage. Somewhat flawed but psychologically interesting. 90m/C VHS . CA Stephen Shellen, Djanet Sears, David Strathairn, Gordon Clapp, Pierre Curzi, Wayne Robson; D: Murray Battle; W: Murray Battle; M: Jonathan Goldsmith.