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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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Budget:

$11,200,000 (estimated)
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Pinewood Pictures See more »
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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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Riveting thriller with charismatic cast
24 April 2019 | by robertemeraldSee all my reviews

I'm not quite sure why reviewers are not warming to this piece. It's interesting all the way to the reform island, I really wanted to see what became of the brat. The island itself is a magical place, very pleasing to the eye, and the movie comes with competent cinematography, but it's authentic, and from the crucible more noble traits arise, a joy to witness. The baddies are well chosen and well played. It's a joy to see them challenged. The soundscape is moving, classical, but not ordinary. The story has been well thought out, there's no fat to trim here. The high altitude of some of the island gels well with pursuit and pursued. Much of it was shot in the rain, a nice touch. You can feel the chill of the climate, juxtaposed against dire desperation. Survival is more a matter of bravery than technique. It's a clever story, professionally done, truly enjoyable, and deserves better mention.


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