Synopsis: Tom Mullen is a millionaire, he built his fortune by working hard. Along the way he learned how to play the game. He has a great family. One day his son is kidnapped. He is willing to pay the ransom but decides to call in the FBI, who manages to go into his home secretly. When he goes to make the drop something goes wrong. The kidnapper calls him again and reschedules it. On the way Mullen decides not to go and appears on TV saying that the ransom he was going to give to the kidnapper is now a bounty on the kidnapper.
Director(s): Ron Howard
Production: Touchstone Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
121 min

- Peter, I'm so happy to see you.

- Hi. How are you?

- I'm wonderful. How are you?

- Good, good.

Is this a night

for a party or what?

- I mean, this huge mix-up...

- Okay, everyone.

- I found his commercial. Come on in.

- Oh, I can't wait to see it.

Oh, he... he can't weasel out

of this one. We're gonna show it.

It's show time, folks.

Let's go.

- Shh! Shh! Shh!

- Hey, quiet!

I came from fairly humble beginnings

from upstate New York.

- And to be honest, I'd never

even been on an aeroplane before.

- Nice make-up.

Not until the Air Force

taught me to fly in 1969.

I ended up doing 28

combat missions for them.

In, uh, 1971...

Oh, a tough year...

I threw everything I owned

into a charter service.

- You look better than those frogs

in that beer commercial.

- When we kicked off...

we had a six-seater and one DC-3,

and we would fly anywhere.

We were like

the yellow cabs of the sky.

In 1979, we started Endeavor, and

we only flew to four different cities.

But, uh, I think the passengers

picked up on my, my joy in flying.

And we've grown

to 37 countries worldwide.

We're still pretty small

in the scheme of things.

But then, I never wanted

to be the biggest, just the best.

The most important thing

to me these days... family.

Mine. Yours.

That's the good thing

about an airline.

It actually brings families

closer together, among other things.

And that makes me

feel good. 1971. Man.

I had the devil in me back then.

But today... people change.

Sort of.

- He really didn't want to do it.

- I thought he was great.

- He was good.

- Author!

- Where did he go?

Okay, get it over with,

you pack of freeloaders.

- Put it there. I got big shoulders.

- When's it air?

I was afraid to ask, actually. No,

you're too kind. No, you're too kind.

Actually, I'm contemplating

suicide before it airs.

Oh, yes, of course.

Because he's so shy.

And next month,

he's doing the underwear

billboard in Times Square. Ow!

You should have seen... You should

have seen the look on his face.

He couldn't figure out

where I got that information.

- And where did you?

- I took safe-cracking at MIT.

- No, the guy couldn't believe it.

- Hey, Sean, you eat something?

- You okay?

- Yeah.

- Good.

You know, the guy's a wacko.

I mean, seriously, he's, like, whoo!

- Unbelievable, unbelievable.

- What I can't figure out is how

someone expects you to bite...

without expecting you to know

everything about his business.

- I agree.

- Yeah. Anyway, uh,

David's on the carpet.

- All right, time to fold

the tent, fella. Come on.

- Tom?

- Yeah?

- Where did you get the tile

in the kitchen? It's great.

Oh, God, Louisa,

that's a Kate question.

See, I only answer Tom questions

like, uh, you know, what's wrong

with my chain saw?

- What's the best time of day

to kill a grizzly bear?

- I have a perfect Tom question.

How do you feel about Jackie Brown

filing a civil suit against you...

from his prison cell?

Sean, why don't you, uh, brush,

get ready. I'll be down in a minute.

David, would you get Bob, please?

- And you are?

- I'm just givin' you heads-up

because this Brown guy now says...

that he has proof that you paid him

to head off the machinists' strike.

Well, that's not novel. I mean,

he's been saying that for months.

I know, I know. But now he says he has

proof that you even initiated the bribe.

I'm Sammy Adler from

the Daily News. I just thought

if we could spend a couple seconds...

- Oh, oh, Bob Stone, Sammy Adams

from the Daily News. Uh...

- Adler.

- Why don't you make sure

he gets home safe?

- Can we get... Can we do

something for two seconds?

- I hope you had

a good time here. Drive safely.

- All right, all right.

- We're very civil here.

- Guys, I'm a reporter. All right?

- We know who you are.

- I'm not a stalker, guys.

Listen, your boss is gonna

have to deal with this.

Jackie Brown says he was set up.

I think you gotta find

someone else to talk to.

- He's in the clear,

you understand, Sammy?

- Listen, if I was...

- I came from humble...

- Cut.

- Sean?

- Okay, try it again.

- About four cities, but l...

- Sean?

- But people picked on my...

- Oh, I guess he's not here.

So I'll lie down and take a nap

while I wait for him to turn up.

God, this mattress is lumpy.

And damned noisy too.

And it's got hair and... what?

This mattress needs to be tickled!

No laughing.

No laughing allowed.

And why are you watching

my goof-ups again?

- What is this bug in the... Sorry.

- Cut.

- That's funny.

- Yeah? Well, must make you

feel good inside...

to know your old man

can't even talk.


A shrinking grobe?

Was that guy mad

at you upstairs?

No. He's, uh, not mad.

He's, uh, he's curious. Yeah.

- It's his job, you know. He's gotta...

- It seems like someone's

always mad at you.

- That the way that seems?

- Mm-hmm.

Well, I guess that...

You're not mad at me, are you?

- No.

- Well, I can... I can fix that.

- A knuckle sandwich before bedtime.

- Stop it! Stop it!

I said get your ass movin'!

- Get on the car! Shut the f*** up!

- I ain't do nothin'!

- Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey!

- Shut up, Romeo.

- Calm down. Joey! Joey!

Take it easy. Take...

- Get him outta here.

- A f***in' track star, huh?

- You little f*ggot.

- F*ggot? What?

- You're lucky I don't put one

in your back, you f***!

- Hey, hey, hey! Hey, hey.

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Richard Price

Richard Price (23 February 1723 – 19 April 1791) was a British moral philosopher, nonconformist preacher and mathematician. He was also a political pamphleteer, active in radical, republican, and liberal causes such as the American Revolution. He was well-connected and fostered communication between a large number of people, including several of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Price spent most of his adult life as minister of Newington Green Unitarian Church, on the outskirts of London. He also wrote on issues of demography and finance, and was a Fellow of the Royal Society. more…

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