Held for Ransom (2000) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Held for Ransom

Lee Stanley, 2000

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Ransom
Lois Duncan, 1966

Held for Ransom is a movie directed by Lee Stanley in 2000 and based on the characters from the book Ransom by Lois Duncan, first published in 1966. The movie features Dennis Hopper, Zachery Ty Bryan, Kam Heskin, Jordan Brower, Randy Spelling, Tsianina Joelson, and others.

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“The book is better than the movie”

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RATING

4.5

/ 10

Movie Poster: Held for Ransom (Lee Stanley, 2000)

7.3

/ 10

Book Cover: Ransom (Lois Duncan, 1966)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Ransom, the 1966 book by Lois Duncan.

Ransom

Read by: Kim McKean

Storyline

In rural Florida, JD, his wife Rita, and their accomplice John commit a heinous crime by murdering a bus driver with the intention of kidnapping five high school students and demanding a hefty ransom of $250,000 per head. Held captive in the treacherous swamplands of alligator country, the terrified students endure constant threats and abuse from JD and his wife.

Genres

Movie vs Book

Poster of Held for Ransom, the 2000 movie by Lee Stanley

Year

2000

Minutes

88

Movie Rate

4.50

Source: IMDb

Movie

Held for Ransom

Country: USA

Year: 2000

Length: 1h28m

Cover of Ransom, the 1966 book by Lois Duncan

Year

1966

Pages

176

Book Rate

7.32

S: Goodreads

Book

Ransom

Country: USA

First published in: 1966

Length: 176 pages

Genre: Fiction

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User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of Held for Ransom, the 2000 movie by Lee Stanley

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Cover of Ransom, the 1966 book by Lois Duncan

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Poster of Held for Ransom, the 2000 movie by Lee Stanley

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25% No

6 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Ransom, the 1966 book by Lois Duncan

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42% No

7 votes

5 votes

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