RAN­SOM (1996) GO!, 9.30PM, AV15+, THRILLER

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Mel Gib­son (above) is the air­line ty­coon whose son is kid­napped for the pesky price of $2 mil­lion. When the FBI help botch a ran­som drop-off, dad’s in­tu­ition tells him he’ll never see his son or in­cred­i­bly un­sup­port­ive wife (Rene Russo) again un­less he gives the kid­nap­pers a bit of the old

The script isn’t holeproof but di­rec­tor Ron Howard cov­ers th­ese blem­ishes with a cos­metic ap­pli­ca­tion of sus­pense. What really clicks is Gib­son – he’s right on the money.

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