Tag: ransom

Stealing Chaplin (2020) 6.8

Stealing Chaplin (2020)

Inspired by real events, two Las Vegas based con men dig up and steal the corpse of comedian Charlie Chaplin in order to ransom it. With the theft gaining the world's attention and the reward rising daily, soon every loc...

Ransum Games (2021) -

Ransum Games (2021)

In this urban crime thriller set against the dark and gritty backdrop of Chicago, a distraught and loving Wife, (Elise Neal), through a barrage of intense phone calls, must make a life-or-death decision to pay the ransom...

Teresa’s Tattoo (1994) 4.6

Teresa’s Tattoo (1994)

Mathematician Teresa just wanted to study during the College spring break. But her friends, who want her to live a little, drag her out to parties. The next thing she knows, she has been drugged, kidnapped, made a redhea...

The Clearing (2004) 5.8

The Clearing (2004)

After decades of happy marriage and a life surrounded by luxury and wealth, Wayne Hayes (Robert Redford), a successful car-rental businessman and his loving wife Eileen (Dame Helen Mirren), are looking forward to a tranq...

Date with a Kidnapper (1976) 5.9

Date with a Kidnapper (1976)

A woman living in a boarding house is kidnapped by a small-time criminal. Soon others in the gang try to take her away from him so they can get the ransom....

The Gazebo (1959) 6.9

The Gazebo (1959)

Television writer and director Elliott Nash and his wife Nell have a happy marriage. One day a blackmailer informs Elliott that he has nude photos of his wife Nell, taken when she was only 18 years old. The blackmailer, ...

Rock, Paper, Scissors (2012) 7.1

Rock, Paper, Scissors (2012)

Christian kidnaps Hector's son by mistake, unleashing a chain of delicate events that will be tragic for everyone involved....

O. Henry’s Full House (1952) 7.2

O. Henry’s Full House (1952)

"O. Henry's Full House" is a film divided into five segments telling five tales at the beginning of the twentieth century. 1) "The Cop and the Anthem": The winter is coming and the homeless drifter Soapy wants to go to j...

Khiladi (1992) 7.2

Khiladi (1992)

Four friends Raj Malhotra, Boney, Neelam Chaudhary and Sheetal decide to play a practical joke on Sheetal's dad Kailash Nath. They telephone Kailash and tell him that his daughter has been kidnapped and demand a ransom o...

War (2002) 7.7

War (2002)

During the bloody war in Chechnya, a British couple and two Russian soldiers are taken hostage by Chechen rebels. Two of the hostages are then released to bring the money for the British woman who is forced to wait for t...

In the Shadow of Iris (2016) 6.1

In the Shadow of Iris (2016)

Iris, the statuesque dark-haired wife of the wealthy Parisian banker, Antoine Doriot, vanishes into thin air while the latter settles the bill at an elegant restaurant downtown. Furthermore, things will take a turn for t...

Toy Soldiers (1984) 5

Toy Soldiers (1984)

While on a vacation in Central America, some American teenagers are kidnapped by terrorists. A rescue mission is sent after them, but they manage to escape and join up with a mercenary fighting the terrorists.::Anonymous...

Mercenary (1996) (V) 5.1

Mercenary (1996) (V)

Jonas Ambler is a rich businessman who's wife is killed by kidnappers. So he decides to get even. He hires a mercenary to find and kill the kidnappers. There's only one catch, he wants to go with them....

The Night of the Following Day (1969) 6.1

The Night of the Following Day (1969)

Things start to go wrong for a group of criminals after they kidnap a young heiress and hold her for ransom at a beach house in France. Fighting among the co-conspirators boils over shortly after the ransom is picked up,...

Twin Peaks s2 e5 Episode #2.5 8.5

Twin Peaks s2 e5 Episode #2.5

Cooper remembers the message under his bed. Shelly and Bobby begin Leo's home care. Sternwood hears pretrial motions and declares Leo not fit for trial. Nadine comes home, still thinking she's in high school.::SHOWTIME...

Twin Peaks s2 e4 Episode #2.4 8.1

Twin Peaks s2 e4 Episode #2.4

Leland confesses to killing Jacques Renault. Andy wants to take a new sperm count test. Rumor spreads that a food critic is coming to Twin Peaks. Jean asks Ben to set a trap for Cooper in exchange for Audrey's life.::SHO...

Julia (2008) 7

Julia (2008)

Julia is a drunk. She loses her job in real estate and at an A.A. meeting meets a neighbor, Elena, an addled Mexican woman who talks about having lots of money and a plan to kidnap her own son from the boy's grandfather,...

This Is a Hijack (1973) 5.6

This Is a Hijack (1973)

A gambler with serious debts hijacks a small private plane, planning to collect a $1,000,000 ransom. Unfortunately, he's not in the best of company with his mates, and the F.B.I. is waiting for them on the ground ......

Artemis Fowl (2020) 4

Artemis Fowl (2020)

Artemis Fowl, a young criminal prodigy, hunts down a secret society of fairies to find his missing father.::Judy...

Screwed (2000) 5.8

Screwed (2000)

A chauffeur kidnaps his rich boss's dog to hold it for ransom, but when she accidentally gets the dog back, she thinks that it's the chauffeur who's been kidnapped.::Anonymous...

Magnum P.I. s2 e12 Desperate Measures 7.8

Magnum P.I. s2 e12 Desperate Measures

Magnum and Higgins help Tani Rey and Quinn Liu rescue Junior Reigns, who's been kidnapped as leverage for the stolen list of undercover CIA agents....

Omega Syndrome-1986 4.2

Omega Syndrome-1986

An ex-GI's daughter is abducted by a gang of white supremacists. He calls on one of his former Army buddies, and together they set out to track down the gang and rescue his daughter.::[email protected]

Stealth Fighter-1999 3.7

Stealth Fighter-1999

Ice-T stars as a naval pilot that fakes his own death, and later ends up employed by a Latin American arms dealer. He steals a stealth fighter from a U.S.A.F. base in the Phillippines, and uses the stealth fighter to tar...

Seance on a Wet Afternoon-1964 7.6

Seance on a Wet Afternoon-1964

Myra and Billy Savage are a married couple living in London. Myra works as a medium, who holds weekly meetings, séances, for a regular group of customers, while Billy supports her in these ventures, as he does not otherw...

Coffin 2-2017 5.6

Coffin 2-2017

After years on the run, the mystery man known as "Trick" is back, but not on his own terms. Trick finds himself trapped in a cage with four other hostages - all of them paralyzed from the neck down. When Trick realizes t...

Suicide Kings-1997 7

Suicide Kings-1997

Ex-mob boss Christopher Walken is kidnapped by a group of four kids in a haphazard attempt at paying the ransom for another, separate kidnapping. Complexities arise as the group cannot seem to do anything right....

Cooking with Stella-2009 5.5

Cooking with Stella-2009

Stella Elizabeth Matthews has been a cook in the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi for 30 years. She is brilliant as a cook, and brilliant at creatively padding her salary - with a few pilfered items, some minor over...

Proof of Life-2000 6.2

Proof of Life-2000

Americans Alice and Peter Bowman have traveled from third world country to third world country working on humanitarian projects. They are currently in Tecala, a country nestled in the Andes, as Peter, an engineer, has be...

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper-1981 5.6

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper-1981

A speculation on the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his ransom and disappeared in the mountains, has Cooper following a meticulous plan to disappear into anonymity despite the best efforts of a dogged co...

The Hijack That Went South-2013 5.5

The Hijack That Went South-2013

Aarno Lamminparras hijacked an airplane with a gun in 1978. A true story.::Anonymous...

Love Among Thieves-1987 6.2

Love Among Thieves-1987

Caroline DuLac, a baroness and concert pianist, steals three jewel-encrusted Faberge eggs from a San Francisco museum. The eggs were demanded as ransom for her kidnapped fiancé. She boards a plane for the Latin American ...

Ruthless People-1986 6.9

Ruthless People-1986

Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) is a clothing manufacturer, who married his wife Barbara (Bette Midler), for the money that she was supposed to inherit from her dying father, but her father didn't die for another fifteen years....

Judas Kiss-1998 6.2

Judas Kiss-1998

A woman and her lover, who have made a living by running sex scams at hotels, decide to enter the big time by kidnapping a computer company owner and demanding $4 million ransom. The two hire a tech wizard and a muscle m...

Family Plot-1976 6.8

Family Plot-1976

The trickster Madam Blanche Tyler lures the elder millionaire Julia Rainbird that believes she is a spiritualist. After a séance, she discovers that Julia is tormented by her past, when she forced her sister and single m...

Cold War-2012 6.7

Cold War-2012

In the safest city in Asia, the Hong Kong police department has been untouchable for years. Until one night the police headquarters receives an anonymous call after a fully loaded police van, carrying five highly trained...

[Cargo]-2018 2.5

[Cargo]-2018

A man wakes trapped inside a cargo container with only a cell phone and is given 24 hours by his kidnappers to raise ten million dollars in ransom or die....

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken-2015 6.1

Kidnapping Mr. Heineken-2015

The inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath, and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken in 1983, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual.::...

The Way of the Gun-2000 6.7

The Way of the Gun-2000

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them...

Apostle-2018 6.3

Apostle-2018

The year is 1905. Thomas Richardson travels to a remote island to rescue his sister after she's kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult demanding a ransom for her safe return. It soon becomes clear that the cult will re...

Rollercoaster-1977 6.3

Rollercoaster-1977

The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played...