A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.
As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.
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
James Horner was later chosen to compose the film after Howard Shore's score was rejected. The only reason why Horner was available is because he's composed for Gibson and Ron Howard a year ago on Apollo 13 and Braveheart. See more »
During the car trip to make the payment Jimmy speaks to Tom about "The time machine" and the two species: Morlocks and Eloi. At a time he states that Morlocks eat the Eloi, so they are cannibals. To be considered cannibalism a member of an species has to eat other member of the same species. So a Morlock eating Elois is not considered cannibalism. Could be considered a mistake of the character, who could not know this. See more »
...he's so shy. Next month he's doing the underwear billboard in Times Square.
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The opening Touchstone Pictures logo is in black and white. See more »
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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