Held for Ransom

Infobox Film
name = Held for Ransom


caption = DVD cover for "Held for Ransom"
director = Lee Stanley
producer = Randall Emmett
George Furla
writer = Lois Duncan
Lee Stanley
narrator =
starring = Dennis Hopper
Zachary Ty Bryan
music =
cinematography = Steve Adcock
editing = Danny Saphire
distributor = Blockbuster Video
released = November 14 2000
runtime = 88 min.
country = USA
language = English
budget =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id = 1:227146
imdb_id = 0214757

"Held for Ransom" is a 2000 direct-to-video film, starring Dennis Hopper, Zachary Ty Bryan, Kam Heskin, Tsianina Joelson, Jordan Brower, and Randy Spelling with Paul Dillon, Morgan Fairchild, John Getz, Timothy Bottoms, Debi Mazar, and Joan Van Ark. It was directed and written by Lee Stanley based on the novel by Lois Duncan.

Five spoiled high-school students are kidnapped and held for ransom in a remote swamp area.

"Held for Ransom" was filmed over three weeks (Fall 1999) in Miami (Everglades) and Orlando (Disney's MGM studios and surrounding areas).


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