Held for Ransom (1976)

DVD Release: March 31, 2010
Held for Ransom (1976)


Kidnapped, blindfolded, transported in the trunk of a car, this is a true story of a Christian woman who experienced the peace and grace through her abduction that only Christ can give.

Dove Review

This movie will keep your attention from start to finish! In the beginning of the story a Christian woman named Eunice is blindfolded and kidnapped so that her husband, a wealthy banker, can be forced to pay a big ransom for her return. It’s interesting to note that this film is based on true events.

The story follows the kidnappers taking her to an empty home to hold her hostage and her peaceful demeanor which drives them crazy. She even gives the two kidnappers names, Jerry and Bill, and witnesses to them about the love of God through Christ.

We won’t spoil the ending for you but the movie does a good job of maintaining the viewer’s attention and develops the plot and characters nicely. We are pleased to award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for twelve plus and five Doves, our best rating.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: Idiot-1
Violence: A woman is grabbed, blindfolded, thrust into a car and kidnapped, later she is put in the trunk of a car.
Drugs: Smoking and drinking of beer by kidnappers; photo of man smoking.
Nudity: A man opens his coat and we see his chest.
Other: A mother learns her daughter is being held captive and she weeps; a man struggles with why God would allow his wife to be kidnapped; tension between the two kidnappers.


Company: VCI Entertainment
Writer: Brue Lood
Director: Bruce Lood
Producer: Ken Anderson
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 90 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter