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Director: Ron Howard     Starring: Gary Sinise Mel Gibson Rene Russo
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40235446
UPC: 786936232981
UPC 14: 00786936232981
Sales Rank: 3313
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Someone is going to pay.
When wealthy businessman tom mullen's son is kidnapped and held for ransom, he must use all his strength, power and wealth to ensure his safe return. Rather than meet the kidnapper's demands mullen devises an elaborate plan to turn the tables on his son's captors.

"A slam-bang thriller!  People Magazine
"Tension-Packed!  Rolling Stone
"Spellbinding! First-rate!  The New York Times

Editor's Note
A headstrong airline tycoon pays the ransom for his abducted son, despite the pleas of his wife and FBI agents, then must gamble on the consequences of attempting to turn the tables on the kidnapper, setting up a gut-wrenching confrontation between the anguished father and the increasingly desperate criminals. This tightly conceived nail-biter, with head-spinning plot twists, is another fine effort from the director of "Apollo 13."


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/8/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 121 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1996
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 33402
Video UPC UPC: 00786936232981
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Brawley Nolte
Video Cast Info Gary Sinise
Video Cast Info Mel Gibson
Video Cast Info Rene Russo
Video Cast Info Billy Corgan - Songs By
Video Cast Info Brian Grazer - Producer
Video Cast Info Cyril Hume, et al. - Story By
Video Cast Info James Horner - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Jonathan Gold, et al. - Writer
Video Cast Info Piotr Sobocinski - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Ron Howard - Director


Golden Globe (1997)
   Video Award Name Mel Gibson, Nominee, Best Actor

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...A tension-packed thriller that will shake your head and rattle your brain..." 11/28/1996 p.141-2

Entertainment Weekly
"...Clever and exciting moments....Intense work by [Gibson]..." 12/06/1996 pp.50-1

"A crackerjack thriller with some unusually tasty plot twists, RANSOM pays plenty of entertaining dividends....The storytelling is highly efficient... 11/04/1996

Los Angeles Times
"...A persuasive thriller..." 11/08/1996 p.F1

Chicago Sun-Times
"...Gibson gives an interesting performance, showing a man trying to think his way out of a crisis, and Sinise makes a good foil..." 11/08/1996 p.35

"RANSOM is through and through Gibson's flick: dark, vengeful..." 05/01/2004 p.102

San Francisco Examiner 8 of 10
...taut and expertly directed... it's a clever plot developed partly from a 1956 Glenn Ford film of - Barbara Shulgasser

Chicago Sun-Times 7 of 10
...a smarter-than-usual kidnapping thriller... Gibson gives an interesting performance, showing a ma - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Gibson,Mel
Product attributeLabel:   Buena Vista Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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