Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 1996. Touchstone Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Ransom Productions. Story by Cyril Hume, Richard Maibaum, Screenplay by Richard Price, Alexander Ignon. Cinematography by Piotr Sobocinski. Produced by Brian Grazer, Kip Hagopian, Scott Rudin. Music by James Horner. Production Design by Michael Corenblith. Costume Design by Rita Ryack. Film Editing by Daniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill.
Mel Gibson‘s son is kidnapped and taken for ransom, his captors demanding millions of dollars or they will kill the child and expose the shady practices behind the airline he owns. Rene Russo cries a lot as his wife while Gibson refuses to pay, instead becoming an action movie star because this, after all, is Hollywood. With characters about twelve sizes too thin and a main protagonist who is all pride and no heart, this is a dull action film that gets going real quick but never actually manages to be exciting.
Golden Globe Award Nomination: Best Actor-Drama (Mel Gibson)