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Ransom of Red Chief, The

Ransom of Red Chief, The

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Sunday, August 16, 1998 3.1 6 4
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  • Season: 1997-98
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Children/Teens, Period Piece
  • Based On: Ransom of Red Chief (Story) written by O. Henry
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the short story by O. Henry. In 1899, two goofball hoboes, who are pitifully broke, concoct a scheme to kidnap the the 9-year-old son of a wealthy local banker and hold him for ransom. The plan goes awry when the lad, who insists that he's the great warrior Red Chief, begins driving them crazy with his nonstop talking and stupid pranks. To make matters worse the boy's father doesn't want him back!


Production Company:

  • Hallmark Entertainment

Production Type:

  • Independent
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