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-r Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, May 15, 1997 AA1 [] "Ransom," well worth the payoff by Barney Basin Gazette Reviewer Normally this reviewer can find very little in the way of entertainment value in stories that put children in harm's way. "Ransom" is the exception. This is one of those white knuckle, nail biting, sweaty palm, type of tales. Director Ron Howard allows no slackers in his cast. Before the last reel rolls he has drained every ounce out of his performers. He has definitely proved his skills with this outing. Most kidnapping movies are very basic: child is stolen, parents contact police, child is recovered, kid- nappers .end up either dead or doing time without parole. In "Ransom" there are so many twists and turns to the plot that by the end the viewers are not sure whether they are a captive audience or a monstrous maze mouse. Howard's hand has been able to slip beneath the storyline and surface with the raw emotions of the people involved. First is the do anything, pay anything just to get the child back safely. Then, like a poker player with a small pair and large stack of chips, the realization comes that the only way to win is to bluff; but is the life of a child too much of a price to risk? This mances as the parents facing the ultimate tragedy. However, the real star of this video is Gary Sinise, his performances just keep getting better. This film carries an "R" rating, but it is not due to sex and violence so much as to the high level of intensity it plays at and the scariness to young children. Don't let the subject matter keep this video from being rented. "Ransom" can make for a night of solid viewing entertainment. [. N P  (. ]. N tlc  WQ . 10rt g. Gh0tt   Darit [0. xlra0 Unr ]ir0 I Ill l GrlLimDv'$ 727-5010 9:30am - lOpm 1500 E. Hwy. 372 Pahrump, NV Fri. & Sat. E:p.m.- M!dnight Featuring "LUKE" (not good on Holidays) {suites) 1 Free Cocktail per person, per day 1 Free Jeep Wrangler raffle ticket 1/2 off each breakfast, each day free swimming & Spa I I I I I I 1 1 I 1 l. . | l|lilliil|llillil|ll|lllllll|linllll|ll|lllllll|lllil| n | 1 1 1 l 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Live Music 1 i brings up the conflicts, and the real story to "Ransom." e IJilbsojldJelneJulSl g ileleil  else 1 peJolrl, l I |. l I i. l l |.. l I l II II ll i | I II 'i. | | l | i l i i II I[I | Hot - Hot - Hot Get-A-Way Sale! [ | Sizzling summer package | | Includes: room rates $29 - 839 & $49 [