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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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,216,088 (USA) (8 November 1996)

Gross:

$136,448,821 (USA) (11 April 1997)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Clark starts the van and drives it at Shaker. Shaker shoots him but in the close-up showing the bullet hits, the van is stationary and in the same place it was parked. In the next shot, the van is moving again. See more »

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Detective Jimmy Shaker: [interrogating black guy] Don't bite down on my hand.
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The opening Touchstone Pictures logo is in black and white. See more »

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Referenced in Ring of Darkness (2004) See more »

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Endeavor Airlines Theme
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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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