Ransom (1996)

RON HOWARD

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB

USA, 1996.  Touchstone Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Ransom Productions.  Story by , , Screenplay by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by ,

‘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.   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)

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