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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 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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$11,200,000 (estimated)
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Pinewood Pictures See more »
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Color
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Pheobe Tonkin and Tracy Ifeachor were also in The Originals together. See more »

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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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Two Movies in One
12 October 2016 | by Lou2413See all my reviews

I felt the film didn't know what it wanted to be. It's set up to be a heist film, but it spends the majority of the time detailing the experience of these billionaire kids out in the wild and their journey of enlightenment and becoming better people.

The film does a good job when it's focused on the kids, but then you're pulled out of the story with snippets of the group planning the heist and it feels disjointed. Suddenly, you remember it's a heist/ransom situation and that's almost disappointing. I could easily watch a film about this group of trust fund babies learning what it's like to be free and to want something more than their previous lives.

The dichotomy of the film is its weakness. The two parts would have been great as separate movies. However, it is still very much a watchable film.


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