Kidnap and Ransom

Kidnap and Ransom

Series 1 & 2

DVD - 2012
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This taut series from creator Patrick Harbinson (24, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) revolves around master negotiator Dominic King. From the first phone call with kidnappers to risky excursions into exotic and dangerous locales, King places himself in the line of fire to bring the victims home. Played with steely restraint by veteran actor Trevor Eve (Waking the Dead), King has a brash negotiating style that lands him in hot water with publicity-minded police and politicians. His unconventional tactics also draw ire from the British Foreign Office, as well as his wife, Sophie (Natasha Little, Case Histories), and business partner, Angela (Helen Baxendale, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman). Filmed on location, Kidnap and Ransom examines the alarming rise of international kidnapping with gripping realism.
Publisher: Silver Springs, MD : Acorn Media, c2012
ISBN: 9781598288001
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC KID v. 1-2
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 276 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.

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firefly5
Jun 02, 2017

Excellent 2 part series. Exotic locations, tension and unexpected turns of events keep the viewers interest. Very well done.

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e278
Dec 21, 2016

Loved it; watched it straight through. Loved his mottoes: absolutely no guns; be honest. Of course that doesn't always work out. Imagine heroes whom don't get to shot their way out of problems, but rather have to think of ways to deal with crazies and intending evils for personal gain; sort of similar to real life going to work. And they have to let the bad guys win - hopefully also-win, so your mark isn't a glowing star, but a mark on a smudged page. Complete series? Oh how disappointing. more, More, MORE, We need more. This is fanciful enough that it doesn't seem as boring as real life, but it isn't a stack of dead and gory bodies with a smiling hero.

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MartyMiller
Apr 12, 2015

Loved this series. Trevor Eve is a very believable actor in this role of hostage negotiator. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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mogall
Sep 29, 2014

Glued to telly......brilliant acting and marvellous plots

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Onewhoissaved
Jun 30, 2013

What a dismal sets of programs that are supposed to entertain us: kidnap and ransom? I must have something missing from my psyche to even check out this crap. I was unable to watch more than 30 minutes before hitting the eject button.

kwakiutl Apr 15, 2013

Intense and gripping. All of it good. The second series (story) is exceptional, shot in India.

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toptrackr
Feb 18, 2013

Seriously bad news that this is the complete series. Really tight thriller, good acting, great locales, terrific plots.

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