“To be a Getty is an extraordinary thing. My grandfather wasn’t just the richest man in the world, he was the richest man in the history of the world. We look like you but we’re not like you. It’s like we’re from another planet were the force of gravity is to strong it bends the light. It bends people too.” “Mr. Getty, your grandson.” Rome, 1973. Masked men kidnap a sixteen-year-old teenage boy named Paul. His grandfather, J. Paul Getty (Kevin Spacey), is the richest man in the world, a billionaire oil magnate, but he’s notoriously miserly. His favorite grandson’s abduction is not reason enough for him to part with any of his fortune.
“Ms. Getty, we have your son.” “Is this some kind of joke?” “Seventeen million dollars to release him.” “I don’t have any money.” “Get it from your father in law. He has all the money in the world.” ‘All the Money in the World’ follows Gail, (Michelle Williams), Paul’s devoted, strong-willed mother, who unlike Getty, has consistently chosen her children over his fortune. Her son’s life in the balance with time running out, she attempts to sway Getty even as her son’s mob captors become increasingly more determined, volatile and brutal.
“I work for Mr. Getty. I will help you find your son.” “I’m not a real Getty, I just married one.” “We need to pay the ransom. They will do things to Paul that cannot be undone for any amount of money.” When Getty sends his enigmatic security man Fletcher Chace (Mark Wahlberg) to look after his interests, he and Gail become unlikely allies in this race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.
“Mr. Getty, how much would you pay to release your grandson if not seventeen million dollars?” “Nothing.” The plot of the film involves the sustained refusal of J. Paul Getty to cooperate with the extortion demands of a group of kidnappers, who had abducted and mutilated his grandson John Paul Getty III. J. Paul Getty made headlines by refusing to pay the ransom money for his grandson, claiming that if he gave in to the kidnapper’s demands he would be placing his other fourteen grandchildren at risk of copycat kidnappers.
“I ask as a mother to set my boy free.” J. Paul Getty had a fortune. Everyone else paid the price. The crime drama ‘All the Money in the World’ directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay written by John Pearson based on the book by John Pearson.
The film stars Michelle Williams, Kevin Spacey, Mark Wahlberg, Romain Duris, Charlie Plummer and Timothy Hutton. The film has a theater release date of December 22, 2017.
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