History Film / Ransom

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.
11th Oct '16 5:14:56 AM JackG
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* LeaveNoWitnesses: The intention has been to kill Sean all along, even though he's blindfolded the entire time. Given that he later identifies the BigBad just by his voice, this turns out to be ProperlyParanoid.


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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.
27th Jul '16 10:33:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: When Mullen makes his broadcast, Maria and the other criminals immediately take Sean out to the woods to be shot and buried, rather than wait for them all to turn on each other. He's only saved because Shaker finds out in time, and is still determined to get his money.
19th Jul '16 7:04:15 PM eroock
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'''''Ransom''''' was a 1996 thriller film, directed by Creator/RonHoward. It was intended as a loose remake of ''"Ransom!"'' (1956), but ended up barely resembling its predecessor.

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'''''Ransom''''' was ''Ransom'' is a 1996 thriller film, directed by Creator/RonHoward. It was intended as a loose remake of ''"Ransom!"'' (1956), but ended up barely resembling its predecessor.
16th May '16 1:35:58 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler:Poor Cubby]]

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* HeelFaceDoorSlam: HeelFaceDoorSlam:
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[[spoiler:Poor Cubby]]Cubby]].
** [[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.]]
16th May '16 1:26:36 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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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.

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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.in (this ''was'' the climactic act in the original, and the kidnappers simply panicked and let the kid go free).
8th Feb '15 3:20:01 AM Odon
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: When Mullen makes his broadcast, Maria and the other criminals immediately take Sean out to the woods to be shot and buried, rather than wait for them all to turn on each other. He's only saved because Shaker finds out in time, and is still determined to get his money.
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