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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
... 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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Storyline

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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Someone is going to pay. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jack Black both auditioned for the role of Cubby Barnes. See more »

Goofs

Visible seam lines on the top of Shaker's prop gun when he points it at Maris. See more »

Quotes

Tom Mullen: [phone ring. Tom answers] What?
Detective Jimmy Shaker: You want to talk to your son?
Tom Mullen: Yes, of course I do.
Sean Mullen: [Jimmy puts phone up to Sean's mouth] Daddy? Dad?
[Jimmy pulls phone away]
Tom Mullen: Sean. Sean. How a...
Kate Mullen: I want to listen.
[Kate puts on headphones]
Detective Jimmy Shaker: That's enough.
Tom Mullen: No. Put him back on. I want- I want to talk to him.
[...]
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The opening Touchstone Pictures logo is in black and white. See more »

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Spoofed in Son of the Mask (2005) See more »

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Good Thriller!
5 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Good action thriller that actually gets better as the movie progresses.Good all around production and will satisfy most fans of this genre.Very good performance by Gibson.Could have been better if it had an even higher quality script.Not a typical average pop thriller.Has a good edge to it.Only for fans of the genre and for big fans of the lead actors......


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