The Ransom of Red Chief


2h 1998

Brief Synopsis

Sam Howard and Bill Driscoll, a harmless yet dimwitted pair, kidnap the rambunctious nine-year-old Andy, the richest kid in town. Andy dreams of being his favorite fictional character -- Red Chief, the Indian warrior. When the somewhat rowdy lad is kidnapped by the down-on-their-luck hobos, he prete

Film Details

Also Known As
Ransom of Red Chief, Wonderful World of Disney (08/16/98), The
Release Date
1998
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Sam Howard and Bill Driscoll, a harmless yet dimwitted pair, kidnap the rambunctious nine-year-old Andy, the richest kid in town. Andy dreams of being his favorite fictional character -- Red Chief, the Indian warrior. When the somewhat rowdy lad is kidnapped by the down-on-their-luck hobos, he pretends that he is Red Chief. The kidnappers' plans go awry when Andy's father, Ambrose Dorset, the town banker, informs the unfortunate duo that he wants to be paid to take Andy off their hands. Matters become more complicated when two escaped convicts figure out that they, too, can hold the boy for ransom, but must first do away with the kidnappers.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ransom of Red Chief, Wonderful World of Disney (08/16/98), The
Release Date
1998
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States August 16, 1998

Aired in United States January 16, 2007

Telecast as a presentation of "The Wonderful World of Disney."

Began shooting spring 1996.

Completed shooting summer 1996.