Ransom-Special Edition

Directed By: Ron Howard Starring: Gary Sinise Mel Gibson Rene Russo

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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.

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Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 40235446
UPC 786936232981
UPC 14 00786936232981
Format DVD
Release Date 4/8/2012
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Blockbuster
Kidnapping And Missing Persons
Parenthood
Recommended
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
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."
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
Variety "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
Premiere "RANSOM is through and through Gibson's flick: dark, vengeful..." 05/01/2004 p.102
Directors
Ron Howard
Actors
Gary Sinise
Mel Gibson
Rene Russo
Cast & Crew
Billy Corgan - Songs By
Brawley Nolte - Actor
Brian Grazer - Producer
Cyril Hume, et al. - Story By
Gary Sinise - Actor
James Horner - Musical Score
Jonathan Gold, et al. - Writer
Mel Gibson - Actor
Piotr Sobocinski - Director of Photography
Rene Russo - Actor
Ron Howard - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1996
Catalog ID 33402
UPC 00786936232981
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 121 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Golden Globe (1997) Mel Gibson, Nominee, Best Actor
Reviews
ReviewSource San Francisco Examiner
Review ...taut and expertly directed... it's a clever plot developed partly from a 1956 Glenn Ford film of
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Reviewer Barbara Shulgasser
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review ...a smarter-than-usual kidnapping thriller... Gibson gives an interesting performance, showing a ma
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Gibson,Mel
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
People Magazine A slam-bang thriller!
Rolling Stone Tension-Packed!
The New York Times Spellbinding! First-rate!

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