Mel Gibson stars as a self-made millionaire who - when his son is kidnapped - makes novel, controversial and violent use of the Ransom.
To Tom Mullen (Gibson) the money is irrelevant, but when he realizes that paying the kidnappers will not guarantee his son's safety, he goes on nationwide television to announce that he will not pay the men who have taken his son; instead, he offers millions to anyone who can return his son unharmed and help capture the kidnappers. Now, as the FBI warn the his actions are foolish, his wife (Rene Russo) opposes his choice and his son's bloody shirt is located, Mullen refuses to waver from his high-stakes decision.
Based on the 1956 film Ransom! starring Glenn Ford and Donna Reed.
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