No Deposit, No Return

Synopsis: After finding out that their mother is going to be working through another school holiday, two children are shipped to spend the holiday with their Grandfather. On their way to their Grandfather, the children decide to fly to see their mother in Hong Kong instead but they need money for tickets. They accidentally run into two criminals at the airport and end up in a taxi with them. At the criminal's hideout, the children decide to send a ransom note to their Grandfather to fund their flight to Hong Kong and help the criminals pay a debt. Shenanigans ensue and like O. Henry's novel, of "The Ransom of Red Chief" the ransom decreases as time passes.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Director(s): Norman Tokar
Production: Lion's Share Pictures
112 min

I tried, Tracy. I really did.

I even hid my

skateboard in the closet,

So he wouldn't hurt himself.

How did I know it was the

stairway to the wine cellar?

Airborne, Jameson. That

skateboard was like a b-29.

Straight down the stairs. Decimated

a whole case of muto rostio, 1908.

Yes, a lovely year,

1908. Let me see, sir.

Was that before or after the

errant billiard ball episode?

After, but before the bow and

arrow incident. -Oh, yes, yes.

I believe we still have that large

foam rubber cushion, if needed.

Good. And let's make sure

Dr. Butterworth's number

is handy at all times.

Excuse me, Mr. Osborne. Any

place special for the golf clubs?

Oh, yes. Hide

'em in the attic.

Oh, good heavens. Only three

more hours to countdown.

Three hours till doomsday.

Do you think

she's really upset?

Do I think who's really upset?

Well, mother, about not

spending Easter with us.

Of course. She

just can't pick up

In the middle of

her work and leave.

I'll bet she

wants to be with us

Just as much as we

wanna be with her.

Do you think so?

Sure. I'll bet

you mom wants to...

Jay, suppose we didn't

go to grandfather's.


Look out!

Sorry, sir. A near miss.

Bert, Bert, will you

please be careful.

All we need is an accident here,

and we're gonna blow the whole caper.

I missed him, Duke. Ain't that

the main thing, missing him?

Yeah, that's the main

thing, all right, Bert. Yeah.

No harm, no foul! It's

okay. Go ahead. Go ahead.

Better he tests them anyway.

Bert, how long are we gonna

follow that truck so closely?

Uh, just while our

bumpers are stuck together.

I'll handle it.

- I'm sorry, Duke.

- It's all right.

I guess I'm a little

nervous. Would you believe it?

I got the whole thing: Sweaty

palms, butterflies in the stomach.

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