Ransom

Factual error: When Mel Gibson is leaving NYC by car they come out of the Lincoln Tunnel onto route 4, that is impossible. The only way out of the Lincoln Tunnel is onto route 3. Then when they are driving through New Jersey on route 4, Mel Gibson says "There is the exit for 208." While you can get to 208 from route 4, they were driving on route 4 east, heading back towards NYC, not route 4 west which is the way onto route 208 they showed in the movie.

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Factual error: Police officers, FBI agents, any law enforcement employees are not allowed to collect on rewards. It is their job to return kidnap victims, catch criminals, etc.

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Factual error: When the FBI agents are in the apartment they notice a flash from some photographers outside the window and they rush to close the drapes. A flash is only good for about 20-30 ft. and any half decent paparazzi would be using a fast film and no flash so he wouldn't be noticed.

Continuity mistake: When Mel Gibson pulls up at the road crossing, there is a red car in front of him. But in the next shot when all the kids walk across the road, it is gone. Then in the next shot, it returns.

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Kate Mullen: ...he's so shy. Next month he's doing the underwear billboard in Times Square.

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Trivia: Early in the film, Tom Mullen mentions the name "John Smith." Mel Gibson provided the voice of John Smith in "Pocahontas."

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