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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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Cyril Hume Cyril Hume
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Richard Maibaum Richard Maibaum
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10 years, 8 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.

An average movie

7 years, 9 months ago at Aug 22 15:37
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I already saw this movie but since it was a while back and since I have it on DVD, I was quite eager to check it out again. Well, first of all, even though Ron Howard doesnโ€™t really have a good reputation, I still have a weak spot for his movies. Eventually, in my opinion, this movie is a typical Ron Howard feature in the sense that it was quite entertaining, rather well made, but there was defi... 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)
Release date: 8 November 1996
UPC: 717951000026
Tags: Thriller (23), Action (14), Crime (11), Kidnapping (11), 1996 (10), Drama (9), Ransom (9), Police (7), Money (7), Remake (6), 1990s (6), Cops (5), Suspense (5), Mel Gibson (4), Blockbuster (4), Police Corruption (4), Death (3), Murder (3), New Jersey (3), Chase (3)
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