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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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
Ransom is a powerful 1996 crime drama thriller from director Ron Howard and the film stars Mel Gibson, Gary Sinise and Rene Russo. In the film, Mel Gibson stars as a wealthy businessman whose son is abducted in broad daylight by a corrupt cop (Gary Sinise) and his accomplices whom hold him for ransom and the wealthy businessman offers the ransom money to bounty hunters when he puts prices on their heads. See more »
Tom leaves the trunk of his Jaguar open when going to the news van to take their keys, and when walking back to the Jaguar the trunk is closed; however, when the shot begins after leaving the van, the jack handle is no longer in his hand, and he is next to the car door, so it can be assumed that he's put the jack handle back in the trunk & closed it before getting to the car door. See more »
This movie started to lose me when the plot had Mel turning up the heat on the kidnappers. I mean, don't kidnappers usually return the heat, with a severed finger or ear of the victim, showing up in the mail! Does anyone remember the Getty case? I kept thinking to myself, yes this is Hollywood - but do they seriously expect us/me to believe this rubbish.
Cops and robbers films need credible scripts that leave the viewer thinking - "well, yes this could actually happen". This is the prime essential ingredient of a thriller or drama. This film never made me feel that way. I became annoyed, thinking that I was being served a load of tripe. This movie would best be categorised in the fantasy realm - it would never happen. Waste your money if you have to, as I did.
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