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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

This film was based on an episode of The United States Steel Hour (1953) called "Fearful Decision" that first aired live on June 22, 1954. It was so well received, it was restaged on May 10, 1955. A film was made from the drama called Ransom! (1956) that was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. See more »

Goofs

When Miles Roberts get shot it's obvious that he is wearing some kind of vest with blood-pouches under his shirt. See more »

Quotes

Tom Mullen: Oh, this is, uh, one hell of a deposit you got here.
Detective Jimmy Shaker: Shouldn't be a problem.
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The opening Touchstone Pictures logo is in black and white. See more »

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Featured in Ransom: What Would You Do? (2004) See more »

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Endeavor Airlines Theme
By Jim Lang
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This movie is worth it's money
2 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

A bit of a confusing movie but well worth it's money,Ransom does not fail to deliver a couple of good performances from some good actors.Mel Gibson stars as Tom Mullen,a businessman who runs a huge aircraft firm who has his son kidnapped by a group of people.Rene Russo delivers a good performance as Kate Mullen who is the mother of Sean Mullen who was kidnapped and also the wife of Tom Mullen.Gary Sinise delivers a fine performance as Detective Jimmy Shaker as well as Delroy Lindo as FBI Agent Lonnie Hawkins.If this movie was dramatic,I was surprised that Mel Gibson wasn't nominated for a lead actor Oscar but was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor-Drama.It is a shame for a movie that is a good drama/thriller.


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