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Quotes for
The Kidnapper (Character)
from Hostage (2002)

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Hostage (2002)
The Kidnapper: Words... are cheap. Words... come and go. All I wanted from her was a gesture. Now, five million dollars withdrawed from Ms. CEO's account, that's a gesture. See, now that's a GRAND gesture. I like that.

The Kidnapper: Show me the money. Oh, If I had known it'd be this easy, I'd have lost my mind a long time ago. Confirm the exact amount.
The Driver: Five million, 88- ...
The Kidnapper: No, no, no. Here. Write it. Write it down. Here, put it in writing.
[The Driver writes the currency amount $5,088,042 and shows it to The Kidnapper]
The Kidnapper: So how does it feel to hold a person's life in your hand?

The Kidnapper: Now, what's in that number? Two years missed salary, profit participation, bonuses. Mm, I've even had to pay for these power lunches. So, what's in a number? What's in a number? Ypu know what? Maybe nothing's in a number. Maybe a number is just a number.
The Driver: I don't get it. Why are you burning it all?
The Kidnapper: You know, whoever says you can't take it with you...
[FBI SWAT Team bursts in]

The Kidnapper: Beingold, Harry Beingold, Linda!
SWAT Team member: FBI! FBI! Drop your weapon! Put it down!
The Driver: Get back! We haven't got her yet!
[gun clicks]
The Kidnapper: You better hurry. Time and tide waits for no man.
The Driver: If you gonna do it, don't take her with you.
The Kidnapper: All I wanted was a gesture.
SWAT Team Commander: Suspect down! Suspect down! House is secure.
[phone beeps unable to call redial]
SWAT Team Commander: [The Driver recollects the Kidnapper's question]
The Kidnapper: How does it feel to hold a person's life in your hand? The dollar amount $5,088,042 is actually california phone number 508-8042.