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Lee Philips United States, 1975

LETTERBOXD.COM/XESCIE's rating of the film Sweet Hostage

Part of Martin's madman-meets-the-maiden arc following Malick's Badlands and before The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane, Sheen's fugitive mental patient Leonard Hatch robs a store, kidnaps Linda Blair's teenage tomboy Doris Mae Withers, does impressions of Boris Karloff & John Wayne, mentions Diogenes, recites lots of Coleridge and Shakespeare in this adaptation of Nathaniel Benchley's novel Welcome To Xanadu.