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Ransom (1996)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  8 November 1996 (USA)
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When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.

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Tom Mullen is a millionaire, he built his fortune by working hard. Along the way he learned how to play the game. He has a great family. One day his son is kidnapped. He is willing to pay the ransom but decides to call in the FBI, who manages to go into his home secretly. When he goes to make the drop something goes wrong. The kidnapper calls him again and reschedules it. On the way Mullen decides not to go and appears on TV saying that the ransom he was going to give to the kidnapper is now a bounty on the kidnapper. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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ransom | money | bounty | fbi | millionaire | See more »

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Rated R for graphic, bloody violence and strong language | See all certifications »

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8 November 1996 (USA)  »

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El rescate  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 6,942,377,000 (Italy) (31 January 1997)

Gross:

$136,448,821 (USA) (11 April 1997)
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Howard Shore wrote and recorded a full score, which was rejected by director Ron Howard and replaced with a new one by James Horner. See more »

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After the scuffle with Tom in the lighting store, Shaker's shirt alternates between being blood-soaked and clean. See more »

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Kate Mullen: You paid off to save your airline. Why won't you pay off to save your son?
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Definitely worth watching...
12 March 2002 | by (Sherwood Park, Alberta) – See all my reviews

This movie was quite enjoyable. Mel Gibson is a corporate father whose son is kidnapped for a ransom. Mel is an incredible actor - he has great emotional skill, his dialogue never sounds corny or hokey, and Gary Sinise is another fine actor with great skills. Together they make a movie definitely worth watching.


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