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Ransom 1996

From Amazon: When it comes to ramping up to vein-bursting levels of tormented anxiety, Mel Gibson has a kind of mainstream intensity that makes him perfect for his heroic-father role in director Ron Howard's child-kidnapping thriller. When you think of Ransom, you automatically think of the scene in which Mel reaches his boiling point and yells, "Give me back my son!" to the kidnapper on the other end of several torturous phone calls. Trapped in the middle of any parent's nightmare, Mel plays a self-made airline mogul whose son (played by Brawley Nolte, son of actor Nick Nolte) is abducted by a close-knit group of uptight kidnappers. But when a...

Directed By:
Ron HowardRon Howard
Written By:
Richard PriceRichard Price
No image existsAlexander Ignon
Mel GibsonMel Gibson
Rene RussoRene Russo
Gary SiniseGary Sinise
Delroy LindoDelroy Lindo
Lili TaylorLili Taylor
Liev SchreiberLiev Schreiber
No image existsEvan Handler
No image existsDan Hedaya
No image existsPaul Guilfoyle
No image existsJose Zuniga
Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
No image existsMichael Gaston
No image existsNancy Ticotin
No image existsBrawley Nolte

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Ransom Movie Review by Andy (2/20/2008)

I've always kind of felt that Ron Howard is the Frank Capra of our time. Frank Capra was an amazing director, but he never really directed anything but "happy" movies. Ron Howard is kind of similar in idea that most of his movies never go very dark.

Ron Howard's films actually vary on subject matter, but Ransom really...

(complete Ransom review by Andy)

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