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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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Storyline

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 | police | See more »

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Someone is going to pay.

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Box Office

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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Trivia

Tom (Mel Gibson) suggests "John Smith" as a good pseudonym; Gibson provided the voice for John Smith in Pocahontas (1995). See more »

Goofs

In the final scene when Tom takes Shaker to the bank Shaker has his arm in a sling and not in the arm of his coat but after he shoots the cop and he and Tom fight, his arm is no longer in a sling and is in the arm of his jacket. See more »

Quotes

Tom Mullen: So how do I get my son back?
Detective Jimmy Shaker: Are you going to pay me?
Tom Mullen: Of course I am.
Detective Jimmy Shaker: Then it shouldn't be a problem.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Touchstone Pictures logo is in black and white. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.187 (2013) See more »

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Someone will pay 4.25$ to watch it and won't be deceived...
1 August 1999 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Buy it instead of renting it. This movie is like a drug:when you watch it, you cannot stop. It is an intense thriller with an incredibly brilliant performance from Mel Gibson. There are not too much bad guys but we got the time to know them, and that is a good thing. There is lots of blood but no free violence. No big guns, no macho commandos and anything bad. It is simple but well written and well acted so the movie is a must-see! I give it 89%.


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