History Film / Ransom

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.
18th Jan '14 5:25:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbusiveParents: Shaker mentions how he put his girlfriend Maris's abusive father away.



* BatmanGambit: Shaker COULD have just shot the kid and run for it.

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* BatmanGambit: The latter half of the kidnapping plot revolves around Tom and Shaker COULD have just shot running increasingly bigger gambles against each other, expecting the kid other party to comply with their demands out of self-interest (Tom wanting his son back and run for it.Shaker wanting to get away with it, preferably with the money).



* DirtyCop: Jimmy Shaker.

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* DirtyCop: NYPD officer Jimmy Shaker.Shaker is the mastermind behind the kidnapping and planned to kill Sean all along.



* 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.]]



* PapaWolf

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* PapaWolfPapaWolf: 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.



** Except that is a bit of a plot hole - the kid could have identified him before, when the cops came into the room where Shaker "rescued" him and Shaker identified himself to the rest of the policemen.
*** Not quite: Sean [[HeroicBSOD was pretty well out of it]] when he was rescued, and Shaker seemed to be talking in a slightly different voice at the time (likely due to everything that had just happened leaving him short of breath). In such moments, [[BreakTheCutie the poor kid]] likely just didn't catch such a detail.
24th Aug '13 10:06:32 AM Orbitron24
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The story proceeds in the familiar pattern of the original film for a while. Tom gathers the money, but not as ransom. He offers it as bounty for whoever arrests the kidnappers. Not long after, proceeding to double the price. In the original film, the bounty on their heads scared the gang enough to immediately returned the kid. Not here. Instead, the 1990s gang turn on each other.

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The story proceeds in the familiar pattern of the original film for a while. Tom gathers the money, but not as ransom. He offers it as bounty for whoever arrests the kidnappers. Not long after, proceeding to double the price. In the original film, the bounty on their heads scared the gang enough to immediately returned the kid. Not here. Instead, the 1990s gang turn on each other.
price.
24th Aug '13 10:06:03 AM Orbitron24
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The story proceeds in the familiar pattern of the original film for a while. Tom gathers the money, but not as ransom. He offers it as bounty for whoever arrests the kidnappers. Not long after, proceeding to double the price. In the original film, the bounty on their heads scared the gang enough to immediately returned the kid. Not here. Instead, the 1990s gang turn on each other. The quiet contemplative mood of the original is replaced here by a bloodbath.

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The story proceeds in the familiar pattern of the original film for a while. Tom gathers the money, but not as ransom. He offers it as bounty for whoever arrests the kidnappers. Not long after, proceeding to double the price. In the original film, the bounty on their heads scared the gang enough to immediately returned the kid. Not here. Instead, the 1990s gang turn on each other. The quiet contemplative mood of the original is replaced here by a bloodbath.
other.
26th Jun '13 5:48:15 AM Prfnoff
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'''''Ransom''''' was a 1996 thriller film, directed by RonHoward. It was intended as a loose remake of ''"Ransom!"'' (1956), but ended up barely resembling its predecessor.

Our story features a wealthy couple, [[Creator/MelGibson Tom Mullen]] and his wife [[ReneRusso Kate]]. Tom is the proud owner of an airline company and his fortune includes several millions. Shortly after their introduction to the audience, former employee [[LiliTaylor Maris Conner]] kidnaps their son [[BrawleyNolte Sean]]. The film proceeds to introduce her accomplices, siblings and small-time crooks [[LievSchreiber Clark]] and [[DonnieWahlberg Cubby]] Barnes, high-tech criminal [[EvanHandler Miles Roberts]] and mastermind [[GarySinise Jimmy Shaker]], a corrupt NYPD detective.

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'''''Ransom''''' was a 1996 thriller film, directed by RonHoward.Creator/RonHoward. It was intended as a loose remake of ''"Ransom!"'' (1956), but ended up barely resembling its predecessor.

Our story features a wealthy couple, [[Creator/MelGibson Tom Mullen]] Mullen (Creator/MelGibson) and his wife [[ReneRusso Kate]].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 [[LiliTaylor Maris Conner]] Conner (Lili Taylor) kidnaps their son [[BrawleyNolte Sean]]. Sean (Brawley Nolte). The film proceeds to introduce her accomplices, siblings and small-time crooks [[LievSchreiber Clark]] Clark (Liev Schreiber) and [[DonnieWahlberg Cubby]] Cubby (Donnie Wahlberg) Barnes, high-tech criminal [[EvanHandler Miles Roberts]] Roberts (Evan Handler) and mastermind [[GarySinise Jimmy Shaker]], Shaker (Creator/GarySinise), a corrupt NYPD detective.



The film was both a commercial and critical hit, gathering several awards. It earned $309,492,681 in the worldwide market. With $136,492,681 in the United States market alone, it was the 5th most successful film of its year.
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