History Film / Ransom

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.
8th Feb '15 3:17:01 AM Odon
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* AndThisIsFor: Subverted when Shaker punches Mullen [[MoralMyopia in revenge for Maris' death]].
26th Oct '14 12:43:18 PM gallium
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* BoundAndGagged

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* BoundAndGaggedBoundAndGagged: How poor Sean is held.



* DestinationDefenestration

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* DestinationDefenestrationDestinationDefenestration: Mullen flings both himself and Shaker through a glass window.



* DoWrongRight

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* DoWrongRightDoWrongRight: Shaker comes across the kidnappers' hideout, apparently by mistake. He sneaks in, discovers the whole operation, surprises the only thug present and holds him at gunpoint. It looks like the kid is saved! Shaker then... scolds the thug for not protecting the hideout properly. He's a Dirty Cop, in fact the mastermind behind the kidnapping, and he merely tells his conspirator not to be so stupid in the future.



* IHaveYourWife
* KillTheOnesYouLove: [[spoiler:Jimmy Shaker seems to care for Maris, his girlfriend and fellow kidnapper. When he kills the two expendable remaining kidnappers to make himself out as a hero cop, she shoots him in turn, clearly expecting him to dispose of her as well. He seems a bit shocked at this before he kills her as well with apparent remorse.]]

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* IHaveYourWife
IHaveYourWife: Shaker has Mullen's son, and he wants a ransom. Mullen decides to TakeAThirdOption.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: [[spoiler:Jimmy Shaker seems to care for Maris, his girlfriend and fellow kidnapper. When he kills the two expendable remaining kidnappers to make himself out as a hero cop, she shoots him in turn, clearly expecting him to dispose of her as well. He seems a bit shocked at this before he kills her as well with apparent remorse. He's also showing obvious regret at the end when he's telling his travel agent he'll only need one ticket.]]
26th Oct '14 12:37:23 PM gallium
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* ActorAllusion: When Sean asks his father why he can't participate in the science contest, Tom explains that there would be a conflict of interest since his own mother is the judge. Sean asks if he can enter under a fake name, and Tom suggests "John Smith". Mel Gibson provided the voice of John Smith in the previous year's ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''.
24th Aug '14 11:06:04 AM Psi001
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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: A naturally rather livid Mullen gives Shaker a rather nasty pummeling during the chase when the police arrive. Shaker tries to drive him off by kicking him into a running car and shoving him through a glass window, but [[UnstoppableRage he still keeps coming after him]].

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* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: A naturally rather livid Mullen gives Shaker a rather nasty pummeling during the chase when the police arrive. Shaker tries to drive him off by kicking him into a running car and shoving him through a glass window, but [[UnstoppableRage he still keeps keeps]] [[MadeOfIron coming after him]].


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* TakingYouWithMe: During the final chase, Shaker tries to fight off Mullen by shoving him through a glass window. Mullen just grabs hold of Shaker and charges in, injuring them both.
18th Jan '14 5:34:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* PapaWolf: Deconstructed. Tom will do anything to get his son back. When he realizes that the kidnappers are going to kill Sean anyway even if he gives them the ransom money, he tries to turn the tables on them by turning the ransom into a reward for their capture. Tom maintains his resolve when the mastermind calls him up and Tom threatens to hunt him down if he doesn't get his son back immediately. The kidnapper pretends to shoot Sean and Tom breaks down from his apparent failure. Luckily he still gets Sean back later on, but he played an immensely dangerous gamble that could just have easily have ended this way.

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* PapaWolf: Deconstructed. Tom will do anything to get his son back. When he realizes that the kidnappers are going to kill Sean anyway even if he gives them the ransom money, he tries to turn the tables on them by turning the ransom into a reward for their capture. Tom maintains his resolve when the mastermind calls him up and Tom threatens to hunt him down if he doesn't get his son back immediately. The kidnapper pretends to shoot Sean and Tom breaks down from his apparent failure. Luckily he still gets Sean back later on, but he played an immensely dangerous gamble that could just have as easily have ended this way.
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