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Billionaire Ransom ()

Take Down (original title)
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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.

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Kyle Hartmann
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Amy Tilton
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Marcos Shah
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Bobby Hartmann
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Lawrence Close
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Tom Maxwell
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James Herrick
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Danny Dorsey
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Billy Speck
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Rachel Hennie
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Marsac
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James Thornton
Thalissa Teixeira ...
Paloma Nava
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Keiko Oshimoto
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Nora Paulson
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Joe Franz
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Woman In Car
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Croft
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Jonathan Tilton-Scofield
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Ahmed Fayed
Christianne Oliveira ...
Francesca Nava
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Drew Thornton
Stuart McQuarrie ...
Thomas Herrick
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Frances Herrick
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Lisa Hartmann
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Agent Jess Chambliss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jermaine Allen ...
Paramedic / Security Sniper
Tim Howard ...
U.S. Cop
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Sniper
Johnny Lynch ...
SO19 Officer
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Fayed (as Umar Malik)
Chris Manger ...
Mercenary
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Emily Tilton Scofield
Rock Salt ...
Plain Clothed Officer
David Cromarty ...
Cocktail Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jim Gillespie

Written by

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Alexander Ignon ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Sarah Black ... producer
Alex Brown ... associate producer
Jamie Brown ... executive producer
Stefan Brunner ... executive producer
Steve Christian ... executive producer
Nicky Earnshaw ... co-producer
Ed Elbert ... producer
Robert Norris ... co-producer
Alexander O'Neal ... co-producer
Alex Tate ... associate producer

Music by

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Hybrid

Cinematography by

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Denis Crossan

Film Editing by

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Alex Mackie

Editorial Department

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Thom Berryman ... digital intermediate producer
Trevor Brown ... digital intermediate colorist
James Corless ... operations manager: Pinewood Digital
Anya Dillon ... first assistant editor
Jashesh Jhaveri ... deliverables technician

Casting By

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Debbie McWilliams

Production Design by

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Ben Scott

Art Direction by

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Mat Bergel
Katie MacGregor
Andrew Rothschild ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by

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Sally Black
David Morison

Costume Design by

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Hayley Nebauer

Makeup Department

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Charlotte Broadbent ... junior hair stylist / junior makeup artist
Polly Campbell ... hair & makeup trainee: Dailies
Vicky Fields ... hair supervisor / makeup supervisor / prosthetics supervisor
Lucy Gargiulo ... additional makeup artist
Sophie Harmon ... hair stylist / makeup artist / prosthetics makeup artist
Rachel Lennon ... hair stylist / makeup artist / prosthetics makeup artist
Pippa Woods ... hair designer / makeup designer

Production Management

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Nigel Bennett ... post-production manager
Scott Chisholm ... unit manager
Roopesh Parekh ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ben Desmond ... floor runner
Sara Evans ... floor runner: wales
Phoebe Vale Markham ... third assistant director
Emyr Glyn Rees ... third assistant director (additional)

Art Department

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Thomas Alexander ... petty cash buyer
Richard Dalton ... first stand-by props
Leigh Gilbert ... construction manager
Kate Good ... production buyer
Mair Jones ... art department assistant
Mike Parker ... property master
Stuart Rankmore ... dressing props
Victoria Rhodes ... petty cash buyer (as Vicky Rhodes)
Graham Thomas ... construction manager
Mathew Tooher ... dressing prop

Sound Department

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Nick Baldock ... adr mixer
Linda Brenon ... foley editor
Peter Burgis ... foley artist
Andrew Caller ... re-recording mixer
Ben Carr ... adr mixer
Glen Gathard ... foley mixer
Luke Gentry ... sound designer
Dominic Gibbs ... supervising sound editor
Robert Johnston ... boom operator
Luke McGinley ... 2nd assistant sound
Mervyn Moore ... sound mixer
Jemma Riley-Tolch ... assistant foley mixer
Timothy Siddall ... dialogue editor
Jack Stew ... foley artist
Ian Tapp ... re-recording mixer
Dave Wilson ... adr mixer

Special Effects by

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Dominic Blake ... special effects
Andy Collings ... special effects
John Rafique ... special effects supervisor
Alan Senior ... special effects
Chris Watson ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Alan Banis ... visual effects supervisor
Dmitriy Kirillyak ... digital compositor
Elin Kothe ... visual effects
Christian Lett ... visual effects supervisor: Bait Studio
Linus Lindbalk ... visual effects
Christian Lindholm ... matte painter
Daniel Nielsen ... visual effects
Magnus Olsson ... visual effects
Denis Reva ... compositor
Peter Rogers ... visual effects producer
Michael Timoshenko ... digital compositor
Gustav Törnroth ... visual effects
Arvid Wahlborg ... visual effects
Alasdair Wynn ... compositor
Lukasz Tomasz Koltunowicz ... visual effects producer (uncredited)

Stunts

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Steve Dent ... stunt coordinator
Maurice Lee ... fight coordinator//assistant stunt coordinator
Chris Manger ... stunt rigger
Lee Millham ... stunt driver
Andrej Riabokon ... stunt double
Matthew Sampson ... stunt department supervisor
Ryan Stuart ... stunt double: Jeremy Sumpter
Leonard Woodcock ... stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Bailie ... first assistant camera: a camera
Jeremy Braben ... aerial director of photography
Jessie Brough ... "c" camera
Jason Coop ... a camera: second assistant
Natie Marie Davies ... camera trainee
Peter Hodgson ... video operator: uk
Ryan Jarman ... assistant grip
Nikos Kalimerakis ... gaffer
Adam McHattie ... digital imaging technician
Howard Mills ... second assistant camera
Sarah Rollason ... 1st assistant b camera
Xandy Sahla ... camera operator: "a" camera
Aimee Spinks ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Lucy Hellier ... casting associate
Juliet Horsley ... casting associate
Bev Lawley ... extras casting
Kitty McWilliams ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lindsey Archer ... costume breakdown artist
Holly Broughton ... costume supervisor
Rebecca Cunningham ... principal standby
Katheryn Farries ... costume trainee: London
Rosi Flood ... head breakdown artist
Zoe Howerska ... costume assistant
Emily Newby ... assistant costume designer
Claire Strickland ... milliner
Carys Williams ... costume trainee: Cardiff
Ceri Price ... costume maker: dailies (uncredited)

Location Management

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Kirstie Evans ... location assistant
Sian Sutherland ... location manager

Music Department

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James Fitzpatrick ... orchestra contractor
Dave Foster ... orchestrator
Claire Freeman ... music supervisor
Vitek Kral ... music recording engineer

Transportation Department

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Michael Brinkley ... action vehicle coordinator
John Bush ... unit driver
Kerri Hackett-White ... facilities account manager
Paul Lloyd ... unit driver
Kevin Tucker ... unit driver
Nigel Venables ... production driver: wales

Other crew

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Ahlem Batsi ... production assistant: Wales
Eleanor Boyce ... dialect coach
Emma Chapman ... assistant production co-ordinator
Warren Clark ... unit manager: Iom
Emily Cook ... production assistant
Jamie Cook ... caterers
James Corless ... operations manager: Pinewood Digital
Matt Dalton ... production accountant
Will Dent ... stunt performer
Fayre Do's ... caterers
Augustin Dukes ... production assistant
Sasha Gibson ... Unit Publicist
Ryan Holland ... head of security
Paul Hornsby ... military technical advisor
Rebecca Ioannou ... production secretary
Holly Johnson ... script supervisor
Gemma Jones ... production coordinator
Lisa Lloyd ... second assistant accountant
Honor McDougall ... production assistant / production secretary
Richard Morrison ... titles designed by
Simon Neville ... supervising armourer
Tom Ralphs ... armourer
Emyr Glyn Rees ... floor runner
Daniel Rogers ... health and safety adisor / health and safety advisor
Ben Rothwell ... armoury coordinator
Andrew Smith ... media communications: Pinewood
Graham Sylvester ... representative: Pinewood Pictures
Dean Wares ... titles designed by
Kriss TheDish Brown ... Satellite Internet, 4G Wifi Engineer & IT Support (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Billionaire Ransom (United States)
  • Ransom games (France)
  • Milliárdos váltságdíj (Hungary)
  • Miliardowy okup (Poland)
  • Η ομηρία (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Budget $11,200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ed and Jeremy both played love interests of Leighton Meester. Ed on Gossip Girl and Jeremy on CSI Miami. 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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