Kidnappers making a ransom demand dial a wrong number & reach a struggling actor instead. He decides to cut himself in for some of the money.

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When some guys kidnap a man's daughter, they call to make their ransom demand but the number they got was an old one and that's been reassigned to another man. When he tries to call the girl's father, they freak out before he could explain. That's when he decides to pretend to be the kidnapper and get the ransom money from the father and keep part of it for himself. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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One of the all-time best TV movies
21 November 2015 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

And I really mean that. This film, a Movie of the Week special, has a quietness about it, yet beneath everything there's a sense of foreboding that lurks, with a twist ending that is memorable and certainly had folks talking about it at the dinner table that evening and even beyond, one of the best thrillers I've seen in a while. The late Robert Culp plays this role with so much skill, that I for a split second during a conversation with the kidnappers, I'd thought he was actually the doctor. There are several moments of comedy here--entirely unintentional, I suppose--which to me were a delicious bonus to this most entertaining film. Just a good old- fashion thriller, which will undoubtedly remind lovers of how good the storytelling in the past often could be. I give it a 10 all the way.


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