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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 All (93) »

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Someone is going to pay. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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

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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 »

Goofs

After Tom has raised the reward to $4 million, there's an angry telephone conversation between Tom and Shaker. You can see Shaker's lips still move for a split second after the audio of him saying "Look at your wife" has stopped. See more »

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Tom Mullen: [phone ring. Tom answers] What?
Detective Jimmy Shaker: You want to talk to your son?
Tom Mullen: Yes, of course I do.
Sean Mullen: [Jimmy puts phone up to Sean's mouth] Daddy? Dad?
[Jimmy pulls phone away]
Tom Mullen: Sean. Sean. How a...
Kate Mullen: I want to listen.
[Kate puts on headphones]
Detective Jimmy Shaker: That's enough.
Tom Mullen: No. Put him back on. I want- I want to talk to him.
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18 November 2002 | by (Lorton,VA) – See all my reviews

Ransom was one of the best tent pole movies released in late 1996. Ron Howard and Mel Gibson made a film that grabs you and doesn't let go. Rene Russo, Delroy Lindo and Lili Taylor are good in supporting roles and the wonderful Gary Sinse is chilling. Someone needs to release this DVD as a Critertion collection title.


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