History Film / Ransom

9th Jul '17 1:36:59 AM TropeRoper
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* Hypocrite: Shaker beats up Tom for calling him human garbage, when his actions in the film pretty much justify that statement. He also does it for hampering his plans and placing a bounty on him.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: Shaker takes things practically, but when he loses control he seeks vengeance, which backfires on him.
** He shoots a gun while on the phone with Tom in an effort to break him by making him think he's shot his son, but this leaves him with no way to get his ransom now [[spoiler: and he must come up with a new plan, which involves him shooting his own people]].
** [[spoiler: when he reveals himself to Tom, he accepts an offer of money and escape, but ominously warms that he'll come back for Tom's son one day for having screwed him over. This gets Tom riled up and gives him a beatdown.]]


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* PragmaticVillainy: Shaker is going to kill Tom's son when he get the ransom, but only because the boy can recognize them. He later loses this and takes beating Tom personally.
23rd Jun '17 11:09:06 PM JackG
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* PhoneyCall: While pretending to call his private aircraft to fly Shaker out of the country, he actually places the call to the FBI so they'll know something is wrong.

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* PhoneyCall: While pretending to call his private aircraft to fly Shaker out of the country, he Mullen actually places the call to the FBI so they'll know something is wrong.
23rd Jun '17 11:07:58 PM JackG
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* PhoneyCall: While pretending to call his private aircraft to fly Shaker out of the country, he actually places the call to the FBI so they'll know something is wrong.
19th Apr '17 8:02:39 AM ChampionSonAmyFan362
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* DeadpanSnarker / TheAlcoholic: The kidnapper played by Evan Handler. "You know, you're not going to get to go to your brother's funeral, either."

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* DeadpanSnarker / TheAlcoholic: The kidnapper played by Evan Handler. "You know, you're not going to get to go to your brother's funeral, either.either, man."
11th Apr '17 6:10:16 PM Den
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: What Tom turns the ransom into is intended as a shock and surprise move to everyone, but since the gambit was featured heavily in the trailer, the audience knows that we get to this point an hour in (this ''was'' the climactic act in the original, and the kidnappers simply panicked and let the kid go free).

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: What Tom turns the ransom into is intended as a shock and surprise move to everyone, but since the gambit was featured heavily in the trailer, the audience knows that we get to this point an hour in (this ''was'' the climactic act in the original, and the kidnappers simply panicked and let the kid go free). That said, the trailer does NOT spoil an earlier plot twist: the fact that [[spoiler:Gary Sinise's character is involved in the kidnapping. The trailer simply shows him as a police officer.]]
15th Mar '17 5:41:45 AM Jaybeee
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** [[spoiler: Maris also tries to kill Shaker after he turns on the rest of the group. Pity that his aim turns out to better than hers.]]

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** [[spoiler: Maris also tries to kill Shaker after he turns on the rest of the group. Pity that Thankfully his aim turns out to better than hers.]]
16th Jan '17 8:22:05 PM Mdumas43073
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14th Nov '16 1:23:55 AM Morgenthaler
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Our story features a wealthy couple, Tom Mullen (Creator/MelGibson) and his wife Kate (Creator/ReneRusso). Tom is the proud owner of an airline company and his fortune includes several millions. Shortly after their introduction to the audience, former employee Maris Conner (Lili Taylor) kidnaps their son Sean (Brawley Nolte). The film proceeds to introduce her accomplices, siblings and small-time crooks Clark (Liev Schreiber) and Cubby (Donnie Wahlberg) Barnes, high-tech criminal Miles Roberts (Evan Handler) and mastermind Jimmy Shaker (Creator/GarySinise), a corrupt NYPD detective.

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Our story features a wealthy couple, Tom Mullen (Creator/MelGibson) and his wife Kate (Creator/ReneRusso). Tom is the proud owner of an airline company and his fortune includes several millions. Shortly after their introduction to the audience, former employee Maris Conner (Lili Taylor) kidnaps their son Sean (Brawley Nolte). The film proceeds to introduce her accomplices, siblings and small-time crooks Clark (Liev Schreiber) (Creator/LievSchreiber) and Cubby (Donnie Wahlberg) Barnes, high-tech criminal Miles Roberts (Evan Handler) and mastermind Jimmy Shaker (Creator/GarySinise), a corrupt NYPD detective.
14th Nov '16 1:19:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* NewYorkCityCops
11th Oct '16 5:15:48 AM JackG
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* VillainousRescue: When Mullen goes on television saying he's not going to pay up, Shaker has to rush out to the forest where his gang are already digging a grave for Sean and stop them murdering him. Then when further attempts fail, Shaker murders his fellow conspirators and 'rescues' Sean, hoping to claim the reward money.

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* VillainousRescue: When Mullen goes on television saying he's not going to pay up, Shaker has to rush out to the forest where his gang are already digging a grave for Sean and stop them murdering him. Then when further attempts to get the ransom fail, Shaker murders his fellow conspirators and 'rescues' Sean, hoping to claim the reward money.
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