Ransom (1996) Poster



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Remake of 

Ransom! (1956)


M (1931)
When Sean Mullen is abducted, his science project, which incorporates a balloon, floats away. This is an apparent reference to Fritz Lang's M, in which the first child's murder is marked by her balloon floating away.
The Time Machine (1960)
Shaker relates the plot of The Time Machine to Mullen while following him in the car
The Vanishing (1988)
Sailor Moon (1992) (TV Series)
In the store, a VHS tape of Sailor Moon R can be seen.

Referenced in 

Silvester Countdown (1997)
A big polish movie poster can be seen.
The Nanny: Fransom (1997) (TV Episode)
The title of this episode spoofs Ron Howard's movie. Both, this episode as well as the movie, deal with a kidnapping and the reward.
Deformed Monsters (1997)
Promotional Standee at Video Store.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gorgo (1998) (TV Episode)
'Gimme back my son!'
Ring of Darkness (2004) (TV Movie)
mentioned in the movie
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.7 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Filmographies" category
20 to 1: Great Aussie Movies (2006) (TV Episode)
A poster for this movie is shown in a montage of posters for movies starring Mel Gibson in a segment on Mad Max.
Getaway: Episode #15.41 (2006) (TV Episode)
When a story on movie locations in Central Park visits Bethesda Fountain, it mentions that the location has been used by this movie.
The Star (2006)
Mick says he was up for the lead before Mel Gibson showed him up.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
The Mentalist: Rose-Colored Glasses (2010) (TV Episode)
As Rigsby is talking at the reunion, he says he wants payback like Mel Gibson.
Saturday Night Live: Ashton Kutcher/Them Crooked Vultures (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in "The View" segment
Family Guy: Brothers & Sisters (2011) (TV Episode)
When Peter answers the phone he shouts "Give me back my son!"
All for Two (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Dirties (2013)
Video case is shown in Matt's room.
Top Gear: Episode #20.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
on Jeremy's list of Rob Howard films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.187 (2013) (TV Episode)
in a clip from the "Saturday Night Live" version of "The View," Barbara Walters (Nasim Pedrad) mentions the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Lauren Graham/Chris Matthews/Tom Odell (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay says that the government shutdown feels not like "Braveheart," but like another Mel Gibson film, "Ransom"
Bob's Burgers: World Wharf II: The Wharfening (or How Bob Saves/Destroys the Town - Part II) (2014) (TV Episode)
"Give me back my son" is mentioned in dialogue
While We're Young (2014)
A VHS copy of the film is seen.
Streets of Harvest (2015)
It is referenced during the phone call and kidnapping sequence.
Supergirl: The Fanatical (2018) (TV Episode)
Winn says that James's plan to reveal that he is Guardian is similar to the plot of the film.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Mac and Me (2018) (TV Episode)
Jonah: "Give me back my son!"
DuckTales: The 87 Cent Solution! (2019) (TV Episode)
Has a similar plot where Scrooge treats his missing money as kidnapping and offers $2 million as a reward bounty on the kidnappers.


Pigs in a Polka (1943) (Short)
Characters are watching it on TV
I Dream of Jeannie (1965) (TV Series)
Seen on TV
Wheel of Fortune (1983) (TV Series)
Seen on TV

Featured in 

Ransom: What Would You Do? (2004) (Video)
Clips, making of and interviews
Ransom: Between Takes (2004) (Video)
Clips, making of and interviews
Tosh.0: The Average Homeboy (2010) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown from the film
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.87 (2010) (TV Episode)
after Jay asks the audience whether a quote is from a Mel Gibson movie or phone call, a clip is shown of the quote in this film
Hollywood's Top Ten: Let Me Go! (2011) (TV Episode)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Phone Conversation Scenes (2014) (TV Episode)
Give Me Back My Son is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Kidnapping Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Ransom is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Running Out of Time Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Ransom gets an honorable mention.

Spoofed in 

Soccer Dog: The Movie (1999)
The scene where the coach pleads to TV cameras while surrounded by money for the return of the dog
South Park: The Passion of the Jew (2004) (TV Episode)
When Mel Gibson yells, "Give me back my money," it is reminiscent of him yelling, "Give me back my son" in Ransom.
Son of the Mask (2005)
Tim says "give me back my son" as Gibson's character did in Ransom.

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