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November 12, 1996 | JOHN ANDERSON, FOR THE TIMES
The ruggedly handsome, maverick airline mogul--certain that his kidnapped son will be killed--does the only thing possible: He turns the ransom into a bounty, assuring his son's captors that they'll never be paid--and never sleep, unless they return his son safely. That's the heroic view.
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November 12, 1996 | JOHN ANDERSON, FOR THE TIMES
The ruggedly handsome, maverick airline mogul--certain that his kidnapped son will be killed--does the only thing possible: He turns the ransom into a bounty, assuring his son's captors that they'll never be paid--and never sleep, unless they return his son safely. That's the heroic view.
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November 11, 1996 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is the rare filmmaker who would consider it a source of pride to hear his movie described as "a parent's nightmare." But upon being told of that reaction to "Ransom," director Ron Howard was unquestionably pleased. "It's a pleasant surprise how visceral the experience is for people," said Howard of his movie, which grossed an estimated $35 million its opening weekend. "They're gasping, nail biting, clapping."
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November 11, 1996 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is the rare filmmaker who would consider it a source of pride to hear his movie described as "a parent's nightmare." But upon being told of that reaction to "Ransom," director Ron Howard was unquestionably pleased. "It's a pleasant surprise how visceral the experience is for people," said Howard of his movie, which grossed an estimated $35 million its opening weekend. "They're gasping, nail biting, clapping."
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January 23, 1996 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Oscar playing field was further opened up Monday when the Directors Guild of America announced a lineup of award nominees that included the Italian-language film "The Postman," which until now had been overlooked in year-end honors. In addition to "Il Postino" director Michael Radford, the DGA nominees include Mike Figgis for "Leaving Las Vegas," Mel Gibson for "Braveheart," Ron Howard for "Apollo 13" and Ang Lee for "Sense and Sensibility."
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