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Mel Gibson Mel Gibson
Tom Mullen
Rene Russo Rene Russo
Kate Mullen
Brawley Nolte Brawley Nolte
Sean Mullen
Gary Sinise Gary Sinise
Det. Jimmy Shaker
Delroy Lindo Delroy Lindo
Agent Lonnie Hawkins
Lili Taylor Lili Taylor
Maris Conner
Liev Schreiber Liev Schreiber
Clark Barnes
Donnie Wahlberg Donnie Wahlberg
Cubby Barnes

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7 years, 5 months ago at Sep 16 14:37
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gotta love it its Mel - pretty good film - kind of been told before but still holds the attention.

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4 years, 6 months ago at Aug 22 15:37
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Even though Ron Howard doesn’t really have a good reputation, I still have a weak spot for his movies and I was definitely eager to check this one out. In my opinion, this movie is a typical Ron Howard feature. Indeed, it is quite entertaining, very well made, but there is definitely something missing to make it really remarkable. Indeed, the set-up was this time again pretty intriguing but the... read more
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Description: Mel Gibson plays a wealthy executive whose life is shattered when his young son is held for ransom, but the businessman takes matters into his own hands! 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." ... (more)
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" Kidnap thriller that take some acceptable twists - but the highlight is the scene when Mel Gibson for the first time (but not the last!) turn the tables on the bad guys. Gary Sinise does a good job with what is a thankless and standard bad guy role. The problem with this film is that it never feels like the kid is in danger - it could be that it is lousy acting by Nick Nolte's son or that the movie is afraid to go the final grueling steps - but it is early apparent that the villains are afraid "

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"Ransom Dreams of a ransom signify that you are in a power play, dealing with issues of manipulation and opportunism. They may be calling your attention to realize that the more attached you are to a person or situation in your life, then the more easily you can be manipulated. "

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"March 7 "If I don't get my son back and I mean real soon, you better kill yourself! By the time I'm done with you, you'll wish you'd never been born! I'll have your head on a fucking pike!" I'm normally not a fan of Ron Howard's work, but I really liked this movie. The story was very well-done, Gary Sinise was a great villain and Mel Gibson did a good job as the leading role even though it's not his best performance. I really like how this movie handled it's dark subject matter and while thi"

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