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Ransom (1996)

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When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tom Mullen
... Kate Mullen
... Sean Mullen
... Det. Jimmy Shaker
... Agent Lonnie Hawkins
... Maris Conner
... Clark Barnes
... Cubby Barnes
... Miles Roberts
Nancy Ticotin ... Agent Kimba Welch
... Agent Jack Sickler
Kevin Neil McCready ... Agent Paul Rhodes
... Wallace
Allen Bernstein ... Bob Stone
... David Torres (as Jose Zuniga)
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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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8 November 1996 (USA)  »

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El rescate  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,216,088, 10 November 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$136,492,681

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$309,492,681
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Production was delayed a few days when Mel Gibson needed an emergency appendectomy. See more »

Goofs

When Shaker sends a message to Kate, it says, "Mommy, 2:00 AM, Come Alone," but when Kate goes to the church, sunlight is coming in through the windows. See more »

Quotes

Tom Mullen: Why would they ever let my son go, no matter what I do? I mean, no matter what I do... pay, don't pay, comply, tell him to go fuck himself - why would they give him back? I mean, he's a witness any way you cut it. It's all bullshit, it's all just... seven out of ten.
Kate Mullen: What are you saying?
Tom Mullen: All right: Morlock Man gets his money, I don't think we'll ever see Sean again. That's if he's still alive to begin with.
Agent Lonnie Hawkins: Whoa, now. Are you talking about not paying?
Kate Mullen: No! No, we pay him!
Tom Mullen: Now wait a minute. ...
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Written, Produced, and Performed by Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins
Billy Corgan appears courtesy Virgin Records USA
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Fasten your seat belts!
29 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

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.


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