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Tom Hargrove

The ordeal of Tom Hargrove and his wife Susan inspired the Warner Bros movie Proof of Life, starring Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse, and David Caruso. Tom, a native Texan, was kidnapped by Colombian narco-guerrillas of FARC—the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia, the main terrorist and drug group in Latin America—at a roadblock on his way to work, and held hostage high in the Andes for 11 months. He kept, and smuggled out, a secret diary that became the book Long March to Freedom—which led to the movie (available from Texas A&M University Press. [+]