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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.








Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kyle Hartmann
... Amy Tilton
... Marcos Shah
... Bobby Hartmann
... Lawrence Close
... Tom Maxwell
... James Herrick
... Danny Dorsey
... Billy Speck
... Rachel Hennie
... Marsac
... James Thornton
Thalissa Teixeira ... Paloma Nava
... Keiko Oshimoto
... Nora Paulson


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

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Really Entertaining
14 September 2016 | by See 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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