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Billionaire Ransom (2016)

Take Down (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 19 August 2016 (USA)
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Students at a reforming school for rebellious rich kids take matters into their own hands after the campus is taken hostage by a group of criminals.

Director:

Jim Gillespie

Writer:

Alexander Ignon (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Sumpter ... Kyle Hartmann
Phoebe Tonkin ... Amy Tilton
Hari Dhillon ... Marcos Shah
Sebastian Koch ... Bobby Hartmann
Mark Bonnar ... Lawrence Close
Robert Cavanah ... Tom Maxwell
Dominic Sherwood ... James Herrick
Ashley Walters ... Danny Dorsey
Ed Westwick ... Billy Speck
Julia Ragnarsson ... Rachel Hennie
Elliot Knight ... Marsac
Max Deacon ... James Thornton
Thalissa Teixeira Thalissa Teixeira ... Paloma Nava
Yûho Yamashita ... Keiko Oshimoto
Tracy Ifeachor ... Nora Paulson
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TAKE DOWN focuses on the reckless sons and daughters of international billionaires, who have been sent by their frustrated parents to an exclusive, tough-love boot camp on a remote island, where they will be taught basic survival skills in the hope it will teach them to take responsibility for their lives. When they are taken hostage and held for a billion dollar ransom by a group of sophisticated kidnappers, the young captives suddenly need every ounce of their brief training to survive. Written by Sasha Gibson

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billionaire Ransom See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man See more »

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Budget:

$11,200,000 (estimated)
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Pinewood Pictures See more »
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Color
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Trivia

The lighthouse shown near the start, and titled "West Soay, Scotland" is actually South Stack lighthouse on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. It is an Isle of Man/Welsh production after all. Although the footbridge is now closed to the public, you can still walk down (and back up) the 365 stone steps that zig-zag up the cliff face. See more »

Goofs

Numerous times during the course of the film, when the actors are walking through the water or through the forest - after they come out and reach land, in the next scene their clothes are dry as well as their hair. See more »

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Really Entertaining
14 September 2016 | by jimbobmowermanSee all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect from this movie and I don't usually post up reviews but having checked out its current score on IMDb I feel that this film has been really underrated. I think people expect every film unless it's Disney to have some life affirming moral tale or have to have some deep purpose but if you want to be entertained for an hour and a half, this is really worth a watch. The actors are fairly unknown but that makes the film more interesting for me as they're all very charismatic and watchable. The cinematography, the beautiful Scottish island setting and the soaring music readily take you through the story of these spoilt kids finding themselves at the hands of Ed Westwick's band of gun wielding baddies. It's not not a horror so don't expect to be hiding behind the sofa and don't expect it to change the world but it's an enjoyable film and a lovely surprise find. I'd recommend it to anyone.


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