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In a development likely to cheer those worrying about engineers' status, Russell Crowe is to star in a film about the kidnap and rescue of a civil engineer working in South America. The blockbuster, Proof of Life, is the due for release in December and will see Crowe, who starred in the recent movie Gladiator, play hostage negotiator Terry Thorne. His task is to find and rescue the unfortunate civil engineer Peter Bowman, played by David Morse of Green Mile fame. Crowe's leading lady ...

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