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Held for Ransom (2000)

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Five spoiled high-school students are kidnapped and held for ransom in a remote swamp area.

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JD
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Glenn Kirkland
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Jesse McCormick
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Bruce Kirkland
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Dexter Martin
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Marianne Donovan
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Fred Donovan
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Mr. Kirkland
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John
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Student #1
Michael Finuoli ...
Student #3
Joe Hess ...
Swamp Man #1 (as Joseph C. Hess)
Tyler Kuhn ...
Randy Donovan
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Detective Van Bommel
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Student #4
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In rural Florida, white trash JD, his wife Rita and their mate John murder a bus driver so they can kidnap five high-school students and demand $250,000 ransom per head. The kids are held captive end constantly threatened by JD and wife in their miserable swamp home in alligator country. The brothers Glenn (a cocky, dumb but popular jock captain) and Bruce (nice and bright) Kirkland and Dexter Martin, neglected son of a penniless Newyorker and the class's boxing-ball, must overcome or at least control their strife to deal with JD's envy-driven abuse. The girls must play in to his adulterous appetite. The ransom is questionable, so a matter of anguish for the parents. Several family secrets play a crucial part in the outcome. Written by KGF Vissers

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They Pay or They Die.

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14 November 2000 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Pretty Cool for a...
5 December 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I actually enjoyed this old-school suspense thriller. Better than most, not as good as some -- but all in all a good rental when HBO, "Skinemax" and Showtime are running re-runs! Dennis Hopper is his normal, crazy self and many 70's stars appear.


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