After decades of happy marriage and a life surrounded by luxury and wealth, Wayne Hayes (Robert Redford), a successful car-rental businessman and his loving wife Eileen (Dame Helen Mirren), are looking forward to a tranquil and comfortable retirement. However, the dreams of a peaceful life comes crumbling down like a pack of cards, when at gunpoint, Arnold Mack (Willem Dafoe), a disgruntled former employee, abducts Wayne in broad daylight right in front of his mansion in Pittsburgh. Suddenly, the life of the accomplished entrepreneur and seasoned negotiator rests entirely in the hands of his nervous, yet ruthless kidnapper, who has nothing to lose and everything to gain. This is Wayne's most important negotiation in his life, nevertheless, has he the strength to succeed?Written by
One of the numbers listed at the top of the ransom note is 814-949-9207, the fax number for Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania. See more »
When Wayne is telling the story in the forest about his father dying the sticking plaster (put on from an earlier fall) is not there. A few scenes letter the sticking plaster is back on his eyebrow. See more »
the story of this movie is not that big deal, you see a lot of movies like these all around the world, but, the impressive acting skills of William Dafoe and Mirren, that what gave this movie a taste.
The story was predictable, although the ending was surprising a little bet, I expected something different.
What i loved most about the movie was the acting, William Dafoe was really into the character, he played well, and i was impressed.
Also Mirren Played such a wonderful role, I liked the way she was cool and all quiet, you didn't see her fall apart at the end when she gets the bad news, wonderful performance she did, i think it's the best role she ever played.
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