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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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Plot Keywords:

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

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Someone is going to pay. See more »

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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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8 November 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El rescate  »

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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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Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jack Black both auditioned for the role of Cubby Barnes. See more »

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Shadow of camera on Tom's chest just after his son is kidnapped. See more »

Quotes

Detective Jimmy Shaker: I got to him once. I'll get him again. And when I do... I'm not gonna want money... anymore.
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The opening Touchstone Pictures logo is in black and white. See more »

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Written, Produced, and Performed by Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins
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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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