American Hostage

American Hostage

By Criminal Content

Based on a true story, American Hostage stars Jon Hamm as Fred Heckman, a beloved local radio reporter who is thrust into the middle of a life-or-death crisis when hostage-taker, Tony Kiritsis, demands to be interviewed on his popular radio news program.

American Hostage is an 8-episode scripted psychological thriller from Criminal Content starring Emmy Award-winner Jon Hamm and directed by Academy Award® winner Shawn Christensen.

Episodes

Introducing: Solving JFK

Episode 1: Prologue: Diving Down The Rabbit Hole of the JFK AssassinationMatt Crumpton decides to embark on a monumental journey... to explore and dissect the seemingly endless claims, theories, and conflicting witness accounts surrounding the John F Kennedy assassination and Lee Harvey Oswald.Check out Solving JFK wherever you listen to podcats and listen to it here.Additional Links:Website - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/solvingjfk Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/solvingjfk Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/solvingjfkpodcast Tik Tok - https://www.tiktok.com/@solvingjfk Transcripts and Sources - https://www.solvingjfkpodcast.com
29/11/23·16m 40s

Episode 10 | Killer Psyche: Inside the Mind of Tony Kiritsis

In this special Killer Psyche and American Hostage crossover episode, former FBI agent and criminal profiler Candice DeLong digs into the twisted mind of the real-life Tony Kiritsis. Candice surfaces new details from Tony's past, revealing who he was before this crime and what drove him to kidnap Richard Hall, strap a gun to the back of his head, and hold him hostage for 63 hours.
03/05/22·51m 7s

Episode 9 | Aftershow with Jon Hamm

What happened to the real Tony Kiritsis after the hostage crisis? Did he and Fred Heckman ever meet again? Plus, what drew Jon Hamm to step into this world and play Fred Heckman? In this special bonus episode, join us for a roundtable discussion about the making of American Hostage, featuring Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, director Shawn Christensen, writer CD Carpenter, and moderator G.G. Hawkins.
26/04/22·46m 34s

Episode 8 | Live: On National Television

In the season finale of American Hostage, Tony pulls Fred in closer, as the TV cameras record his last hope for retribution.Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann BakerDirected by: Shawn ChristensenWritten by: CD Carpenter
19/04/22·25m 49s

Episode 7 | To Kill or Not to Kill

Tony pressures the tyrannical banking system to issue him an apology letter to read at the press conference, as Fred mentally prepares to meet Tony in person... on national television.Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann BakerDirected by: Shawn ChristensenWritten by: CD Carpenterztrww9XJGk9ZaM7zRos8
12/04/22·22m 11s

Episode 6 | Playing with Fire

As the public joins the airwaves to sound off on Tony and the hostage crisis, local authorities send in SWAT, setting Tony off, and putting everyone's life at risk.Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann BakerDirected by: Shawn ChristensenWritten by: CD Carpenter
05/04/22·19m 58s

Episode 5 | The Interview

Fred goes live on the air with Tony, knowing that with one wrong word... the gun goes off.Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann BakerDirected by: Shawn ChristensenWritten by: CD Carpenter
29/03/22·22m 23s

Episode 4 | The Profiler

The FBI sends in their newest profiler to help Fred prepare for the most dangerous on-air interview of his life.Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann BakerDirected by: Shawn ChristensenWritten by: CD Carpenter
22/03/22·19m 45s

Episode 3 | The Lion's Den

As authorities surround Tony's apartment, Heckman continues to chip away at Tony and slowly inch toward his heart.Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann BakerDirected by: Shawn ChristensenWritten by: CD Carpenter
15/03/22·28m 40s

Episode 2 | The Man with the Microphone

Tony and Fred’s negotiations heat up as WIBC and Indianapolis detectives contemplate the ramifications of letting a hostage-taker air his personal grievances live on the radio.Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann BakerDirected by: Shawn ChristensenWritten by: CD Carpenter
08/03/22·24m 22s

Episode 1 | The Man with the Gun

In the series Premiere, local news reporter Fred Heckman's life is turned upside down when he receives an unexpected call from a listener.Starring: Jon Hamm, Joe Perrino, Dylan Baker, Carla Gugino and Becky Ann BakerDirected by: Shawn ChristensenWritten by: CD Carpenter
08/03/22·26m 56s

Trailer: American Hostage

Based on a true story, American Hostage stars Jon Hamm as Fred Heckman, a beloved local radio reporter who is thrust into the middle of a life-or-death crisis when hostage-taker, Tony Kiritsis, demands to be interviewed on his popular radio news program. Mr. Kiritsis has tied a shotgun to his banker’s neck in grim fashion, but through Heckman's radio show he gradually becomes a polarizing national media sensation during a nail biting 63-hour standoff.American Hostage is an 8-episode scripted psychological thriller from Criminal Content, starring Emmy Award-winner Jon Hamm and directed by Academy Award® winner Shawn Christensen.WEBSITE: criminalcontent.comYOUTUBE: youtube.com/@criminalcontent
22/02/22·2m 9s
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