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