Ransom Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Ransom the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 3 reviews

Tight and crafty thriller proves millionaire airline magnate Tom Mullen (Gibson) is a force to be reckoned with when son Sean (Nolte, son of actor Nick) is kidnapped. A vigilante Donald Trump (only gorgeous and brave), Mullen treats this like a high-stakes business deal and decides to get his kid back by announcing on TV that the $2 million ransom demand will instead become a bounty on the kidnappers. Wife Kate (Russo), predictably flips out but Mullen, after a few encounters with the heinous abductors, has sized them up and is convinced he's done the right thing. Lindo is a by-the-book fed with bad dialogue and Sinise is a bad cop playing for the other team. Gibson's emergency appendectomy delayed filming but he was soon leaping over cars for director Howard's well-staged action scenes. Based on the 1956 flick starring Glenn Ford.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 121 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Psycho-Thriller, Kidnapped!, Price of Fame, New York, New York, Top Grossing Films of 1996, Vigilantes, FBI, Family Ties
Screenplay
Richard Price, Alexander Ignon
Cast
Mel Gibson, Rene Russo, Gary Sinise, Delroy Lindo, Brawley Nolte, Lili Taylor, Liev Schreiber, Evan Handler, Dan Hedaya, Paul Guilfoyle, Jose Zuniga, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Gaston, Nancy Ticotin
Cinematography
Piotr Sobocinski
Director
Ron Howard
Music
James Horner
Other
Richard Price
Producer
Brian Grazer, Scott Rudin, Touchstone Pictures, Buena Vista

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