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The Ransom 1977 123movies

The Ransom 1977 123movies

Oct. 01, 197790 Min.
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Watch: The Ransom 1977 123movies, Full Movie Online – In the town of Paradise, Arizona, shady land deals enrich a handful of select few. The town’s mayor and sheriff are corrupt and aware of the land schemes. Incensed by this, native-American Victor plans to extort money from the rich as punishment for the land they stole. He starts by killing two local cops with his crossbow. He leaves a note claiming the rich must pay a ransom or die. He demands 1 million dollars to be delivered within 24 hours. The Chief of police, Haliburton, contacts local businessman William Whitaker and they decide to keep the whole thing confidential. They don’t want the Press or the Feds involved since it could reveal the local land frauds. Instead, they hire private security investigator Nick McCormick, who advises them to pay out the ransom. The town boasts the largest number of millionaires in the country. Most of them agree with the plan to pay up the ransom and keep things under wraps. They are accused by the local media of being like a ‘white-collar mafia’. Whitaker agrees to deliver the ransom money himself at Devil’s Mountain, a large rock formation in the desert, but he secretly switches the money for packs of blank paper. During the drop, Whitaker attempts to kill Victor who escapes. Later, Victor retaliates by killing more wealthy citizens and by invading Whitaker’s well-guarded mansion. After killing his guards one by one, Victor captures Whitaker and demands four million dollars to be delivered at a different time and place. The following day, at an old west themed parade, Victor kills the mayor using his crossbow outfitted with a scope. Policemen and locals give chase but Victor escapes. The ransom is taken by helicopter to the Devil’s Mountain by Whitaker who is determined to kill Victor. Following close behind in a second helicopter, security man Nick McCormick and a hired Tracker, are prepared to provide back-up. The money drop doesn’t go as planned..
Plot: A Native American travels around a resort town, murdering cops and rich people with a high-powered crossbow, while demanding that the town’s richest residents pay him money to stop the killings.
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Hide & seek with the B-movie all-stars!
“The Ransom” has a great basic premise, about a lone (wannabe?) native American who kills random rich people with his crossbow and threatens to continue until the corrupt landowners in his county pay him $3,000,000. “The Ransom” also has an ensemble cast that is every B-movie fanatic’s dream come true, including Oliver Reed, John Ireland, Paul Kelso, James Mitchum, and Stuart Whitman. Put two and two together and you’ve got an unhinged 70s action/exploitation classic, you’d think, but somehow this film is only mediocre. Not great, certainly not bad, …just mediocre.

None of the characters are particularly memorable. Reed, as the hired hunter, isn’t the eccentric or relentless psychopath he could have been in a role like this. Whitman, as the leader of the rich pack, is a jerk but not the loathsome creep he could – and should – have been. And something similar can be said about all characters. Deborah Raffin, the only woman in the cast, got the worst deal. Her character is docile, naïve, and redundant. The script is severely lacking as well. Reed and C° hunt for loony Kelso, but they don’t really have a plan. So, the latter just hides out in the desert, or in Whitman’s giant mansion, or within the crowd during the town’s folk festival, and occasionally shoots a few arrows in people’s stomachs. Still though, it’s enjoyable 70s guff, with a handful of cool scenes and a neat soundtrack.

Review By: Coventry
An amusing b-thriller from the ’70s
This was one of the b-thrillers of the ’70s released when there was the craze of the ”Dirty Harry” movies (until the mid-1980s), and it has an unusual plot.

A sniper (Victor) hops around in a town where he kills people and demands that he wants money so he can stop his killing spree! So a tough law enforcer tries to stop the killer with every possible solution.

This thriller is very tame in comparison to flicks like ”Mitchell”; there is no blood, no sex scenes, and not much bad words. The problem is the script full of holes; Victor is a sniper (and former swimmer) that has a bone to pick with the USA because of his Vietnam war experience. His motives are explained in the end credits song, and to complete the weird stuff, he dresses as a native American and kills his victims with a jagged crossbow! So the city folks hire macho detective McCormick, and then the movie unfolds in a slow pace, with cheesy action sequences and subplots about the characters. But the ending it’s a bit surprising, and the hero ends his killing spree with clean hands and with the money. It seemed to me that they compensated the plot holes with some nice shots of the Phoenix mountains in Arizona!

The actors are the true high-lights of the movie: Oliver Reed steals the scene with his bombastic appearence, but his only flaw is that his drunkness has the first focus on the movie instead of the plot, and in certain scenes talks like growling. By the way, Oliver Reed even here gives a great performance, and it’s also funny to look at in some scenes. It’s supported by few famous actors of those years: John Ireland, James Mitchum as a tracker, and Stuart Whitman as an arrogant milionaire are very good in their roles.

If you want to look some ’70s thrillers of the Dirty Harry type, pick this one. It’s a decent time-passer for an hour and a half.

Review By: bellino-angelo2014

Other Information:

Original Title The Ransom
Release Date 1977-10-01
Release Year 1977

Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated PG
Genre Crime, Thriller
Director Richard Compton
Writer John C. Broderick, Ronald Silkosky
Actors Oliver Reed, Deborah Raffin, James Mitchum
Country United States
Awards N/A
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory Metrocolor, Culver City (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The Ransom 1977 123movies
The Ransom 1977 123movies
Original title The Ransom
TMDb Rating 8 6 votes

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