IMDb > Ransom (1996)
Ransom
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Ransom (1996) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 59 | slideshow) Videos (see all 3)
Ransom -- Clip: Chase in the Streets
Ransom -- Clip: Bounty Announcement
Ransom -- Clip: The Mullens Freak Out On the FBI

Overview

User Rating:
6.6/10   86,018 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 2% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers (WGA):
Cyril Hume (story) and
Richard Maibaum (story) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Ransom on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
8 November 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
This Fall, pay the price See more »
Plot:
When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(110 articles)
User Reviews:
Fasten your seat belts! See more (156 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mel Gibson ... Tom Mullen

Rene Russo ... Kate Mullen

Brawley Nolte ... Sean Mullen

Gary Sinise ... Det. Jimmy Shaker

Delroy Lindo ... Agent Lonnie Hawkins

Lili Taylor ... Maris Conner

Liev Schreiber ... Clark Barnes

Donnie Wahlberg ... Cubby Barnes

Evan Handler ... Miles Roberts

Nancy Ticotin ... Agent Kimba Welch

Michael Gaston ... Agent Jack Sickler
Kevin Neil McCready ... Agent Paul Rhodes

Paul Guilfoyle ... Wallace
Allen Bernstein ... Bob Stone

José Zúñiga ... David Torres (as Jose Zuniga)

Dan Hedaya ... Jackie Brown
Iraida Polanco ... Fatima

John Ortiz ... Roberto
Mike Hodge ... Man at Party
Paul Geier ... Mayor Barresi
Louisa Marie ... Woman at Party
Edward Francis Joseph ... Guest at Party
A.J. Benza ... Reporter Guest

Peter Anthony Tambakis ... Nelson
Tony Hoty ... Doorman

Daniel May Wong ... Agent Sam
John Short ... Agent Dewey
Ed Jupp Jr. ... Technician (as Ed Jupp)
Stephen Oates ... NYPD SWAT Team
Gene Harrison ... FBI SWAT Team Leader
Mick O'Rourke ... FBI SWAT Team #1

Henry Kingi Jr. ... FBI SWAT Team #2

Roy Farfel ... FBI SWAT Team #3

Lex D. Geddings ... FBI SWAT Sniper

Donna Hanover ... News Reporter

Rosanna Scotto ... News Anchor #1
Tony Potts ... News Anchor #2
John Finnerty ... Newshound (as John 'Spike' Finnerty)
Todd Hallowell ... Don Campbell
Joe Bacino ... Cop #1
Carl S. Redding ... Cop #2

James Georgiades ... Cop #3
Christian Maelen ... Cop #4

David Vadim ... Cop #5
Addie O'Donnell ... News Reporter #1
Judy Hudson ... News Reporter #2

Mitzie Pratt ... News Reporter #3
Lynne Redding ... News Reporter #4

Michael Countryman ... Bank Manager
Chris Lopata ... Agent Levin

John Hartmann ... Agent Lambert (as John Richard Hartmann)

Anton Evangelista ... FBI Agent

Richard Price ... Detective #1
Joseph Badalucco Jr. ... Liquor Store Cop (as Joe Badalucco Jr.)
Dell Maara ... Liquor Store Perp
Tommy Allen ... Detective at Kidnap House
John Dorish ... Paramedic
Vincent J. Burns ... Detective Doran (as Vincent Burns)
Brad Brewer ... The Crowtations
Darren Brown ... The Crowtations
Marvin Brown ... The Crowtations
Glenn King ... The Crowtations

Cheryl Howard ... Science Fair Coordinator
James Ritz ... Science Fair Judge
Anna Marie Wieder ... Woman at Science Fair
Joan D. Lowry ... Mayor's Wife

Craig Castaldo ... Radioman
Teodorina Bello ... Woman on Street #1
Jane Jenkins ... Woman on Street #2 (as J.J. Chaback)
Lori Tan Chinn ... Woman on Street #3
Carl Don ... Man on Street #1

Nathaniel Freeman ... Man on Street #2
Phil Parolisi ... Man on Street #3
Rafael Osorio ... Man on Street #4
Leslie Devlin ... Newscaster #1
Lewis Dodley ... Newscaster #2
John Brian Rogers ... ND Cop #1
Jeffrey H. Kaufman ... ND Cop #2 (as Jeffrey Kaufman)
Mark Smith ... Undercover Cop
James Patrick Whalen Sr. ... Detective (as Jim Whalen)
Kim Snyder ... Kate's Friend
Panicker Upendran ... Store Owner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Attio ... Man on Street (scenes deleted)
Steve Axelrod ... Chief of Dectectives Lieberman (uncredited)

Carl Burrows ... Emergency Medical Tech. (uncredited)

Jeff Eigen ... Man at science fair (uncredited)
Marshall Dancing Elk Lucas ... Cop (uncredited)

Rawleigh Moreland ... Coroner (uncredited)

Christopher Tracy ... Arresting Officer (uncredited)
Keith Leon Williams ... Cop (uncredited)
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc ... Rescue Pilot (uncredited)

Directed by
Ron Howard 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Cyril Hume (story) and
Richard Maibaum (story)

Richard Price (screenplay) and
Alexander Ignon (screenplay)

Produced by
Brian Grazer .... producer
Kip Hagopian .... producer (as B. Kipling Hagopian)
Todd Hallowell .... executive producer
Reba Merrill .... video content producer
Susan Merzbach .... co-producer
Aldric La'auli Porter .... associate producer
Scott Rudin .... producer
Adam Schroeder .... co-producer
Louisa Velis .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
James Horner 
 
Cinematography by
Piotr Sobocinski (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Daniel P. Hanley  (as Dan Hanley)
Mike Hill 
 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
 
Production Design by
Michael Corenblith 
 
Art Direction by
John Kasarda 
 
Set Decoration by
Susan Bode 
 
Costume Design by
Rita Ryack 
 
Makeup Department
Kareen Boursier .... hair stylist: Ms. Russo
Susan A. Cabral .... makeup artist: Ms. Russo
Joseph Coscia .... key hair stylist (as Joe Coscia)
Scott W. Farley .... hair stylist: second unit
William A. Farley .... hair stylist (as Bill Farley)
Carl Fullerton .... makeup artist
Anita Gibson .... makeup artist: Mr. Lindo
Frances A. Kolar .... makeup artist: second unit (as Frances Kolar)
Allen Weisinger .... key makeup artist
Sunday Englis .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Todd Kleitsch .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Carl Clifford .... unit production manager
Michelle Morrissey .... production supervisor
Michelle Morrissey .... production supervisor: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeffrey T. Bernstein .... second second assistant director
Daniel Burns .... second second assistant director: second unit
Joe Burns .... first assistant director: second unit
William M. Connor .... second assistant director
Jennifer D'Angelo Kircher .... second assistant director: second unit
Bac DeLorme .... dga trainee
Todd Hallowell .... second unit director
Shannon M. Hawkins .... DGA trainee: second unit (as Shannon Hawkins)
Aldric La'auli Porter .... first assistant director
Nancy L. Ventura .... DGA trainee: second unit (as Nancy Ventura)
Joel Chernoff .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Tommy Allen .... property master
Joseph Badalucco Jr. .... stand-by set dresser
Anthony Baldasare .... property master: second unit
Stephen Barth .... scenic artist
Lauren Buckley .... art department coordinator (as J. Lauren Buckley)
Diana Burton .... assistant property master
Ellen Christiansen .... assistant set decorator
Susanne Coghlin .... art department assistant (as Susanne M. Coghlin)
Thomas Costabile .... shop craft (as Tom Costible)
June DeCamp .... scenic artist
Joseph Deluca .... set dresser (as Joseph M. DeLuca)
Anthony Dunne .... construction coordinator
William Durnin .... set dresser
Ann Edgeworth .... assistant property master (as Ann L. Edgeworth)
Rochelle Edison .... camera scenic: second unit
Judy Gailen .... assistant art director
John Grimolizzi .... key carpenter
Peter Hackman .... camera scenic artist (as Peter G. Hackman)
Richard Hebrank .... key construction grip
Eryka Seimona Henderson .... construction purchaser
Tom Jung .... storyboard artist
Janet Kalas .... scenic artist
Gordon Krause .... shop foreman
Beth Kuhn .... assistant art director
Carl Landi .... construction grip
Joyce Leipertz .... scenic artist
Byron K. Lovelace .... props
Kevin Mahon .... assistant property: second unit
Carlos Menéndez .... assistant art director (as Carlos A. Menendez)
Charles A. Nastacio .... construction grip (as Charlie Nastacio)
Addison Pettit .... graphic designer
John Ralbovsky .... scenic artist
Malcolm Reid .... shop craft
Randall Richards .... assistant art director
Jon Ringbom .... scenic charge
Michael Scarola .... construction grip (as Mike Scarola)
Grant Shaffer .... storyboard artist
Tyler Smith .... specialty prop fabricator
John Velez .... key construction electric (as John G. Velez)
Dave Weinman .... lead man (as David Weinman)
Joan Winters .... graphic designer
Amy Safhay .... greensperson (uncredited)
Ginny Walsh .... prop artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Felix Andrew .... sound mixer: second unit
Louis Bertini .... foley editor
Patricia Brolsma .... boom operator: second unit (as Patti Brolsma)
Jason Canovas .... sound effects editor
Steve Castellano .... supervisor: Todd-AO
Louis Cerborino .... dialogue editor (as Lou Cerborino)
Bob Chefalas .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising sound editor (as Anthony 'Chic' Ciccolini III)
Rick Dior .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Dior .... sound recordist
Dean Drabin .... adr mixer: Los Angeles
Bill Foglia .... transfer recordist
Thomas A. Gulino .... dialogue editor
Ann Hadsell .... adr recordist: Los Angeles
Cynthia Leigh Heim .... foley artist
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Lisa J. Levine .... supervising adr editor
Danny Michael .... sound mixer
Frank Morrone .... sound re-recording mixer
Douglas Murray .... adr recordist: New York (as Doug Murray)
Douglas Murray .... foley recordist: New York (as Doug Murray)
Yvette Nabel .... foley editor
James H. Nau .... adr editor (as James Nau)
Bitty O'Sullivan-Smith .... dialogue editor (as Bitty O'Sullivan Smith)
Bob Olari .... sound recordist
Daniel Pagan .... assistant sound editor
Harry Peck Bolles .... adr editor
Dan Sable .... sound effects editor
Lynn Sable .... assistant sound editor
Andrew Schmetterling .... boom operator (as Andy Schmetterling)
Anthony Starbuck .... cable person
Paul J. Zydel .... adr mixer: New York (as Paul Zydel)
Paul J. Zydel .... foley mixer: New York (as Paul Zydel)
Tim J. Carroll .... consultant: Dolby Digital (uncredited)
Kenna Doeringer .... assistant adr editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Wilfred Caban .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
John Alagna .... opticals & titles supervisor: The Effects House
Michael Curtis .... digital compositor
Ed Hansen .... motion control operator
Eli Jarra .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Richard Lund .... translite photographer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Nancy Ellen Anzalone .... stunt double: Lili Taylor
Jophery C. Brown .... stunts (as Jophery Brown)
Paul Bucossi .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Cheryl Wheeler Duncan .... stunts (as Cheryl Wheeler)
Andy Duppin .... stunts
Peter Epstein .... stunts
Tim Gallin .... stunts
Gene Harrison .... stunts
Jennifer Lamb .... stunt double
David S. Lomax .... stunts (as David Lomax)
Jim Lovelett .... stunts
Steve Mack .... stunts
Janet Paparazzo .... stunts
Don Picard .... stunts
Mic Rodgers .... stunt double: Mel Gibson
Mic Rodgers .... stunts
Elliot Santiago .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunts
Jeff Ward .... stunt coordinator
Scott Wilder .... stunts
Keith Leon Williams .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunts (uncredited)
Brian Donahue .... stunts (uncredited)
Scott Wilder .... additional stunt double: Mel Gibson (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rodney Bauer .... grip
Michael F. Burke .... best boy electric (as Michael F Burke)
Richard Brooks Burton .... aerial assistant camera: second unit (as Richard Burton)
Brian Carmichael .... video assist operator: second unit
Steve Comesky .... electrician: second unit
Ken Connors .... rigging gaffer (as Kenneth R. Connors)
Robert Connors .... electrician (as Bob Connors)
Doug Dalisera .... electrician
Eugene C. DePasquale .... grip: second unit (as Eugene DePasquale)
David M. Dunlap .... director of photography: second unit
Gene Engels .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Russell Engels .... chief lighting technician (as Russ Engels)
Kris Enos .... second assistant camera
Michael Finnerty .... grip
Brian Fitzsimons .... best boy grip
John Ford .... grip
Walter Fricke Jr. .... electrician
Dennis Gamiello .... key grip
Dennis Green .... 24 frame video operator
Dennis Griffin .... 24 frame video operator
Charlie Grubbs .... electrician: second unit (as Charles Grubbs)
William Hines .... best boy electric: second unit
Eric Leigh .... best boy electric: second unit
Jay Levy .... first assistant camera
Mitchell Andrew Lillian .... key grip: second unit (as Mitch Lillian)
Clayton J. Liotta .... first assistant Steadicam
Edward W. Lowry .... dolly grip
Gerry Lowry .... grip
John Lowry .... rigging grip
Martin Lowry .... grip
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator: "a" camera
Dan Mahoney .... rigging grip
Jamie A. Marlowe .... camera trainee: second unit (as Jamie A. Marlow)
Charlie Marroquin .... grip: second unit
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Peter A. Mian .... video assist operator
John Milcetic .... electrician: second unit
Monique Mitchell .... best boy grip: second unit
Richard C. Montgomery Jr. .... grip
William D. Moran .... grip: second unit
Chris Norr .... second assistant camera
Heather Norton .... second assistant camera: second unit
David B. Nowell .... aerial director of photography: second unit (as David Nowell)
Wayne Paull .... additional camera operator
Andres L. Porras .... camera operator
Charles Quinlivan .... grip: second unit (as Charlie Quinlivan)
Chris Rosen .... electrician
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer
John Smith .... electrician
Susan Starr .... first assistant camera: second unit
Paul Steinberg .... electrician
Brian Stocklin .... electrician: second unit
Jennifer Stuart .... camera trainee
Phillip Todd .... additional assistant camera
James C. Walsh .... electrician (as James Walsh)
Kevin P. Williams .... grip
James Edmiston .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Louis Petraglia .... grip (uncredited)
Robert Shepherd .... electrician (uncredited)
Donald Vetick .... dolly grip: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Beth Bowling .... casting assistant
Karen E. Etcoff .... extras casting: Kee Casting (as Karen Etcoff)
David H. Kramer .... voice casting: New York (as David Kramer)
Amy McIntyre Britt .... casting assistant (as Amy McIntyre)
Lynne Redding .... voice casting: Loop du Jour
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
William A. Campbell .... wardrobe supervisor (as Bill Campbell)
Patricia Eiben .... wardrobe supervisor (as Patty Eiben)
Mary Gierczak .... wardrobe
Anne Gorman .... key costumer
Mary Jo McGrath .... wardrobe production assistant (as M.J. McGrath)
Marcia Patten .... wardrobe supervisor: second unit
Lawrence Tarzy .... set costumer
Debra Tennenbaum .... assistant costume designer
Michael Anzalone .... set wardrobe (uncredited)
Ursula Schrader .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Glenn Allen .... assistant editor
Guy Barresi .... assistant editor
Joe Binford Jr. .... assistant editor
Richard Friedlander .... assistant editor
Mark Ginsberg .... color timer
Darcy Robinson .... assistant editor (as Darcey Robinson)
Joe Violante .... coordinator: Technicolor
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bob Bornstein .... music preparation
Billy Corgan .... music producer: Kidnapper's Boombox Music
Don Davis .... orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Jim Henrikson .... supervising music editor
Tod Holcomb .... assistant music editor
James Horner .... conductor
Jim Lang .... composer: additional music
Lesley Langs .... assistant music editor
John Moses .... musician
Shawn Murphy .... music scoring mixer
Kathy Nelson .... music supervisor
Suzana Peric .... music editor
David Slonaker .... orchestrator
Ron Aston .... musician: percussion programming (uncredited)
James Horner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Francis Connolly Jr. .... transportation captain: second unit (as Frank Connolly Jr.)
Timothy Shannon .... transportation co-captain
James Patrick Whalen Jr. .... transportation captain (as James P. Whalen Jr.)
 
Other crew
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Sonia Bhalla .... set production assistant
Joseph R. Brigham .... helicopter pilot
Eva Z. Cabrera .... script supervisor
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Jake Chipps .... adr voice
Santena Jenaris King Clough .... assistant to Delroy Lindo (as Santena Jenaris King)
Michael A. Connolly .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (as Michael Connolly)
Maureen Cowen .... assistant: Mr. Grazer
Louise DeCordoba .... first assistant accountant
Michael Demers .... location assistant: second unit (as Mike Demers)
Matt Demier .... construction accountant
Eirik S. Dentz .... office production assistant
Carey DePalma .... location assistant
Gilberto Diaz .... additional set production assistant - uncredited
Chadbyrne R. Dickens .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
David Dirks .... assistant: Ms. Russo
Liz Dykhouse .... post-production accountant
Alex Fernández .... set production assistant: second unit
Jan Foster .... location manager
Jennifer Goldgram .... studio teacher
Ronald J. Haney .... office production assistant
Tina Hong .... accounting assistant
Eric R. Jacobsen .... assistant production coordinator
Christopher M. Kanuck .... office production assistant
Avi Korein .... security: Mr. Gibson
Julie Kuehndorf .... unit publicist
Amanda Ladd .... second assistant accountant
Chris Lampart .... set production assistant: second unit
Thomas W. Leidner .... office production assistant
Roe Lepre .... set production assistant: second unit
Dean Lopata .... assistant: Mr. Gibson
Dylan K. Massin .... key set production assistant
Michael McCormick .... production accountant
Victoria Brown McCready .... second assistant accountant (as Victoria Brown-McCready)
Jamie Miller .... set production assistant
Matthew Morrissey .... computer guy
Liz Newman .... production coordinator (as Elizabeth Newman)
Julie Oppenheimer .... script supervisor: second unit
Deborah Parker .... assistant location manager (as Deb Parker)
Steven Pilgrim .... intern: Mr. Howard (as Steve Pilgrim)
Douglas Plasse .... key set production assistant: second unit (as Doug Plasse)
Alan D. Purwin .... helicopter pilot (as Alan Purwin)
Jodi Reiner .... office production assistant
Timothy T.P. Robbins .... location assistant: second unit (as Tim Robbins)
Ron Rogers .... production assistant
George Cameron Romero .... production assistant (as G. Cameron Romero)
Matthew Santo .... additional location assistant
Suzanne Santry .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Jerry Sarnik .... technical advisor: New York FBI
Miriam Schapiro .... assistant production coordinator
Betsy Shankin-Morehouse .... location assistant: second unit (as Betsy Shankin)
Bob Shea .... technical advisor: New York FBI
Alex Singer .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Dan Sullivan .... assistant: Mr. Grazer
Kerri Thompson .... accounting assistant
Jack Treese .... assistant: Gary Sinise
Michael Unger .... assistant: Mr. Sinise
Rob Walsh .... accounting assistant
Kathy Welch .... payroll accountant
Lila Yacoub .... assistant: Mr. Hallowell
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... helicopter coordinator: second unit
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... helicopter pilot
Jon Zeidman .... location assistant
Noah Ackerman .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (uncredited)
Alexander Berberich .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jonas Cukierman .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Grace Garland .... adr voice (uncredited)
Melvin James .... production assistant (uncredited)
Cinti Laird .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew D. Panepinto .... production assistant (uncredited)
Tom Todoroff .... acting coach: Rene Russo (uncredited)
Rick Washburn .... weapons coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bill Collage .... thanks
Laura Mannix .... thanks
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
MPAA:
Rated R for graphic, bloody violence and strong language
Runtime:
121 min | USA:139 min (special edition)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Canada:14A | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-14 | Finland:K-16 (re-rating) | Germany:16 (f) (w) | Hungary:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 (TV version) (slightly cut) | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:15 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:PG (cut) | South Korea:15 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 (original rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1997) | USA:R (certificate #34835)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:
Continuity: 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:
Detective Jimmy Shaker:Look me in the eye and tell me.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Worms with vocalsSee more »

FAQ

Is the Theatrical Version the only version available? Is there a longer one?
When Det. Shaker "rescues" the kid, the kid listens to him as he identifies himself as a cop. Later when Shaker is in Mullen's house to collect the reward, the kid listens to him also, but this time he recognizes his voice and pees in terror, which tipped Mullen thus giving the next twist in the story. But why didn't the Kid recognize him the first Time?
See more »
39 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Fasten your seat belts!, 29 September 2001
Author: SmileysWorld from United States

This is definitely one of those films that grabs a hold of you and does not seem to want to let go.Ron Howard's excellent direction and Mel Gibson giving perhaps the performance of his career make this film worth seeing.Those of us who have children, although many of us may not have the courage to push the limits as Gibson's character did here,may appreciate this movie more so than those who do not.In fact,I might have been more reserved and cautious,even though I love my son just as much.This is a definite thrill ride from start to finish,and if you have a strong enough heart to handle it,then this film is definitely for you.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (156 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Ransom (1996)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
BIGGEST PLOTHOLE EVER????? ckassady
What Stopped Maris from killing Sean? Phoenix-iv
What tipped off Sinese? RishOut
Besides Mel Gibson's word...what other proof was there? TheScreenWatcher
Bounty Plot Line Mysteryname
How did the FBI know they were at the quarry? whiteyfiskman
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Training Day Munich Live Free or Die Hard The Dark Knight
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Crime section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.