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August 18–25, 2016

Billionaire Ransom
(aka Takedown)

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Film still: Billionaire Ransom


Chicago Premiere

After a car accident that is the last straw, a group of over-privileged, out-of-control young adults are sent by their frustrated, billionaire parents to a tough-love wilderness school on a remote island off the coast of Scotland. Kyle (Jeremy Sumpter, Friday Night Lights) and Amy (Phoebe Tonkin, The Originals) find themselves in this group as a last opportunity for them to take responsibility for their own lives and abandon their reckless ways, or risk being disinherited. Suddenly, a group of mercenaries led by Billy Speck (Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl) invade the island and hold the privileged lot hostage for the largest ransom in history: one billion dollars! When Kyle learns they are all to be killed even if the ransom is paid, their wilderness survival training is the only hope of outwitting the mercenaries and staying alive.

Directed by Jim Gillespie, 2015, U.S.A./UK, 108 mins.


  • Thurs., Aug. 18 at 9:30 pm
  • Fri.–Sat., Aug. 19–20 at 7:45 & 9:45 pm
  • Sun., Aug. 21 at 5 & 7 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., Aug. 22–25 at 7:45 & 9:45 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

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