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Ransom 1996

When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals...

Release Date:
November 8, 1996
Duration:
121 min
Director:
Ron Howard ...
Cast:
John Ortiz, Lili Taylor, Gary Sinise, John Hartmann, Mark Smith, Evan Handler, James Patrick Whalen Sr., Dan Hedaya, Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc, Donnie Wahlberg, Peter Anthony Tambakis, Delroy Lindo, José Zúñiga, Lori Tan Chinn, Rene Russo, Mel Gibson, Donna Hanover, Craig Castaldo, Michael Gaston, Jane Jenkins, James Ritz, Cheryl Howard, Ed Jupp Jr., Carl Burrows, David Vadim, Rawleigh Moreland, John Short, Louisa Marie, Todd Hallowell, Paul Guilfoyle, Keith Leon Williams, Michael Countryman, Liev Schreiber, Lex D. Geddings, Joseph Badalucco Jr., Joe Bacino, Teodorina Bello, Mike Hodge, Nancy Ticotin, Mick O'Rourke, Lewis Dodley, Henry Kingi Jr., Eric Attio, Rafael Osorio, Jeffrey H. Kaufman, Tony Hoty, Judy Hudson, James Georgiades, Christian Maelen, Richard Price, A.J. Benza, Lynne Redding, Tommy Allen, Iraida Polanco, Vincent J. Burns, Paul Geier, Kim Snyder, Rosanna Scotto, Chris Lopata, Christopher Tracy, Carl Don, Roy Farfel, Marshall Dancing Elk Lucas, Panicker Upendran, Darren Brown, Phil Parolisi, Brawley Nolte, Kevin Neil McCready, Allen Bernstein, Edward Francis Joseph, Daniel May Wong, Stephen Oates, Gene Harrison, Tony Potts, John Finnerty, Carl S. Redding, Addie O'Donnell, Mitzie Pratt, Anton Evangelista, Dell Maara, John Dorish, Brad Brewer, Marvin Brown, Glenn King, Anna Marie Wieder, Joan D. Lowry, Nathaniel Freeman, Leslie Devlin, John Brian Rogers, Steve Axelrod, Mark Smith, Jeff Eigen ...
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Action ...
Country:
USA
Language:
English

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Imdb rating: 6.6

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Mel Gibson at his best. Shame this only got a 6.6 rating. Sinise, awesome villain. All main cast members, exception role playing. Epic ending. One of my favorite 100 films. 10/10 easy

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An interesting and simple movie. Some over-acting but I didn't mind.

***/****
It would have been a much better movie if they didn't give it away in the previews, a full month before it came out.


My favorite Ron Howard film.
Which is saying something, cause he's the director of everything safe and mainstream.

This is a very good movie, even though the villain did some really, really stupid things in the end (which can be looked at as a Deus ex machina).


7.9

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A wealthy airline tycoon's son is snatched by a nefarious lunatic.

Ransom (1996)

So I finally got around to seeing this movie. I've wanted to see it for years but just never got around to seeing it but I was not disappointed. Of course Mel Gibson was one of my favorite actors of the 90s (and late 80s) so one would expect me to enjoy this movie. It's not really and action movie per se but it's a thriller all the way through and the action does pick up in the end. I'm not sure if I could agree with the methods that Gibson's character goes about doing in the film but it is still a movie and a very entertaining one at that. The last 30 minutes were just plain awesome. I even had an exam early in the morning and couldn't turn it off, instead just sacrificing an extra hour of sleep that I could have had.
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