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Ransom (1996)

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When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Cyril Hume (story), Richard Maibaum (story) | 2 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mel Gibson ... Tom Mullen
Rene Russo ... Kate Mullen
Brawley Nolte ... Sean Mullen
Gary Sinise ... Det. Jimmy Shaker
Delroy Lindo ... Agent Lonnie Hawkins
Lili Taylor ... Maris Conner
Liev Schreiber ... Clark Barnes
Donnie Wahlberg ... Cubby Barnes
Evan Handler ... Miles Roberts
Nancy Ticotin ... Agent Kimba Welch
Michael Gaston ... Agent Jack Sickler
Kevin Neil McCready Kevin Neil McCready ... Agent Paul Rhodes
Paul Guilfoyle ... Wallace
Allen Bernstein Allen Bernstein ... Bob Stone
José Zúñiga ... David Torres (as Jose Zuniga)
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Storyline

Tom Mullen is a millionaire, he built his fortune by working hard. Along the way he learned how to play the game. He has a great family. One day his son is kidnapped. He is willing to pay the ransom but decides to call in the FBI, who manages to go into his home secretly. When he goes to make the drop something goes wrong. The kidnapper calls him again and reschedules it. On the way Mullen decides not to go and appears on TV saying that the ransom he was going to give to the kidnapper is now a bounty on the kidnapper. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This Fall, pay the price See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic, bloody violence and strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El rescate See more »

Filming Locations:

Bergen County, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,216,088, 10 November 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$136,492,681

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$309,492,681
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (special edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (DuArt)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Evan Handler later went on to portray Larry in The Three Stooges (2000), which Mel Gibson produced. See more »

Goofs

In the check writing scene, the trigger on the Glock is in the "fired but not reset" position. If this gun is not fired the trigger is in the "full forward" position. If the trigger is pulled but the gun is not loaded, (so the slide does not cycle to reset the trigger) the trigger moves to a position where it is much further back in the trigger guard. See more »

Quotes

Detective Jimmy Shaker: [to wounded cohort in pit] You wanna stay down there forever?
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Crazy Credits

The opening Touchstone Pictures logo is in black and white. See more »

Alternate Versions

The laserdisc contains 18 minutes not seen in the theatres. See more »

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Referenced in The Star (2006) See more »

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User Reviews

The best Mel Gibson movie
27 November 2002 | by jlwqqqqSee all my reviews

This movie is great Mel gibson plays a guy who is trying to get his son back after he is kidnapped. This movie is really good but it is brutal like when the kidnappers make the kid open his mouth and put beer in him. Gary Sinise and Rene Russo play outstnding parts.I own this movie on video and if you are a good movie collecter I strongly suggest that you buy this movie and watch over and over again. GREAT MOVIE 10/10 auesome. Rated R for Graphic Violence and Graphic language. RANSOM is good trust me.


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