RANSOM OF RICHARD REDSTONE

Production number: #96513
Original US airdate: 17th February, 1997
Written by: David Tynan
Directed by:
Gerard Hameline
Guest cast:
Sonia Codhant (Marina LeMartin), Tom Russell (Edward Cervain), Gary Hetherington (Carlo Capodimonte); Astrid Veillon (Desiree), Sylvain Rougerie (James Foulard), Matthew Thompson (James), George Gay (Parking Attendant)



The Chateau LeMartin has been in Marina's family for generations, but now the slimy Carlo Capodimonte threatens to foreclose on an old loan and take the chateau for himself. Desperate to save the family heritage, Marina kidnaps an American millionaire in order to pay off the loan. Unfortunately for Marina, the rich and charming "Richard Redstone" she has tied up in the cellar is none other than Richie Ryan.

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Flashbacks


1978, Casino Montecour, France: Duncan loses a lot of money in a French casino to a white-tuxed English gentleman who answers to M, and then is forced to watch as his female companion is robbed of her casino winnings.

Other Immortals

Richie


Interesting facts


+ Gary Hetherington has guested on MacGyver and The X-Files, among other things.
+ The 1978 flashback is (almost) the latest flashback into Duncan's life pre-Highlander: The Series. The latest we've seen him was in 1980, when he jumped aboard a boat in Paris which Tessa was working as a guide on. You can guess the rest (A14, For Evil's Sake).


Verdict


The standard slips again with this thinly veiled homage to Bond. Richie may be playing the 007 role in places, but is it just coincidence that Adrian Paul has been linked to the famous secret-agent role? C


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