Ransom
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1996
Director: Ron Howard
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 786936-232981
Running time: 2:01 (121 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 23, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#1149)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 14, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
In this action-thriller, Academy Award®-winning superstar Mel Gibson (Best Director, Braveheart, 1995) is Tom Mullen, a wealthy executive, whose charmed life is suddenly shattered when his young son is abducted and held for ransom by a gang of ruthless criminals! That's when Mullen defies the experts and takes matters into his own hands...boldly turning the tables on the kidnappers in a last-chance effort to rescue the boy. A critically acclaimed smash from Academy Award®-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, 2001) that features Rene Russo (The Thomas Crown Affair) and Gary Sinise (The Human Stain) in an excellent supporting cast – you'll find Ransom pays off big with unpredictable twists and unstoppable excitement!
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Genres
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Touchstone Pictures
 • Imagine Entertainment
Media Companies:
 • Touchstone Home Entertainment
 • Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Ron Howard....Director
Writing
Cyril Hume....Story By
Richard Maibaum....Story By
Richard Price....Screenwriter
Alexander Ignon....Screenwriter
Production
Todd Hallowell....Executive Producer
Scott Rudin....Producer
Brian Grazer....Producer
B. Kipling Hagopian....Producer
Cinematography
Piotr Sobocinski....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Dan Hanley....Film Editor
Mike Hill....Film Editor
Music
James Horner....Composer
Sound
Danny Michael....Production Sound Mixer
Anthony "Chic" Ciccolini III....Supervising Sound Editor
Rick Dior....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Frank Morrone....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bob Chefalas....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Rita Ryack....Costume Designer
Michael Corenblith....Production Designer
John Kasarda....Art Director
Bill Campbell....Costume Designer
Patty Eiben....Costume Designer
Allen Weisinger....Make-up Artist
Susan A. Cabral....Make-up Artist
Anita Gibson....Make-up Artist
Carl Fullerton....Make-up Artist
Cast
Mel Gibson....Tom Mullen
Rene Russo....Kate Mullen
Brawley Nolte....Sean Mullen
Gary Sinise....Jimmy Shaker
Delroy Lindo....Agent Lonnie Hawkins
Lili Taylor....Maris Conner
Liev Schreiber....Clark Barnes
Donnie Wahlberg....Cubby Barnes
Evan Handler....Miles Roberts
Nancy Ticotin....Agent Kimba Welch
Michael Gaston....Agent Jack Sickler
Kevin Neil McCready....Agent Paul Rhodes
Paul Guilfoyle....Wallace
Allen Bernstein....Bob Stone
Jose Zuniga....David Torres
Dan Hedaya....Jackie Brown
Iraida Polanco....Fatima
John Ortiz....Roberto
Mike Hodge....Man at Party
Paul Geier....Mayor Barresi
Louisa Marie....Woman at Party
Edward Francis Joseph....Guest at Party
A.J. Benza....Reporter Guest
Peter Anthony Tambakis....Nelson
Tony Hoty....Doorman
Daniel May Wong....Agent Sam
John Short....Agent Dewey
Ed Jupp....Technician
Stephen Oates....NYPD/SWAT
Gene Harrison....FBI/SWAT Leader
Mick O'Rourke....FBI/SWAT
Henry Kingi Jr.....FBI/SWAT
Roy Farfel....FBI/SWAT
Lex D. Geddings....FBI/SWAT Sniper
Donna Hanover....News Reporter
News Anchors
Rosanna Scotto
Tony Potts
John "Spike" Finnerty....Newshound
Todd Hallowell....Don Campbell
Joe Bacino....Cop #1
Carl S. Redding....Cop #2
James Georgiades....Cop #3
Christian Maelen....Cop #4
David Vadim....Cop #5
Reporters
Addie O'Donnell
Judy Hudson
Mitzie Pratt
Lynne Redding
Michael Countryman....Bank Manager
Chris Lopata....Agent Levin
John Richard Hartmann....Agent Lambert
Anton Evangelista....FBI Agent
Richard Price....Detective #1
Joe Badalucco, Jr.....Liquor Store Cop
Dell Maara....Liquor Store Perp
Tommy Allen....Detective at Kidnap House
John Dorish....Paramedic
Vincent Burns....Detective Doran
The Crowtations
Brad Brewer
Darren Brown
Marvin Brown
Glenn King
Cheryl Howard....Science Fair Coordinator
James Ritz....Science Fair Judge
Anna Marie Wieder....Woman at Science Fair
Joan D. Lowry....Mayor's Wife
Craig Castaldo....Radioman
Teodorina Bello....Woman on Street #1
J.J. Chaback....Woman on Street #2
Lori Tan Chinn....Woman on Street #3
Carl Don....Man on Street #1
Nathaniel Freeman....Man on Street #2
Phil Parolisi....Man on Street #3
Rafael Osorio....Man on Street #4
Leslie Devlin....Newscaster
Lewis Dodley....Newscaster
John Brian Rogers....ND Cop #1
Jeffrey Kaufman....ND Cop #2
Mark Smith....Undercover Cop
Jim Whalen....Detective
Kim Snyder....Kate's Friend
Panicker Upendran....Store Owner
Todd Ellison....Pianist (uncredited)
Kathy Garver....Bit (uncredited)
Keith Leon Williams....Cop (uncredited)