History Film / Ransom

1st Dec '17 10:50:00 PM marcoasalazarm
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* AdultFear: Having your son kidnapped and threatened to be killed if you cannot provide the money. [[spoiler:Then getting a call from the kidnapper, angry that you decided to put the money as reward for his capture, and so he decides to shoot your son in retaliation and you get to hear him do it. And then the kid turns out alive, but the kidnapper comes to your house and forces you to give him the money at gunpoint, and threatens to come back some time in the future and take your son away again and kill him for good in revenge for the massive inconvenience you put him through...]]



* DoWrongRight: 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.

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* DoWrongRight: 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, DirtyCop, in fact the mastermind behind the kidnapping, and he merely tells his conspirator not to be so stupid in the future.



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* FakeKillScareFakeKillScare: Shaker calls Mullen and threatens to kill Sean if the latter doesn't gives him the money. Mullen pulls a PapaWolf rant and threatens to escalate instead (not only the reward but also hiring bounty hunters to find the man wherever he's in the world), for which Shaker retaliates by going to Sean's room, drawing his gun and shooting once with the handset near it. Mullen believes that Shaker has just killed his son and drops his phone in horror.



** [[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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** [[spoiler: when 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.]]
1st Dec '17 10:21:45 PM JackG
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* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer shows Gary Sinse brandishing his gun and badge, but conceals the identity of the kidnapper, to let the audience assume he's playing a detective investigating the case.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer shows Gary Sinse Creator/GarySinise brandishing his gun and badge, but conceals the identity of the kidnapper, to let the audience assume he's playing a detective investigating the case.
1st Dec '17 10:21:08 PM JackG
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* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer shows Gary Sinse brandishing his gun and badge, but conceals the identity of the kidnapper, to let the audience assume he's playing a detective investigating the case.
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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