I’m working on a scene that involves a character who has wandered off from his traveling companions is coming back to announce that he’s found what they all came looking for. He’s almost there, when suddenly he’s SURPRISED BY KIDNAPPERS, and he doesn’t see his friends again for months.

This has me thinking back through my favorite kidnapping scenes at the movies.

The first scenes that spring to mind are from Coen Brothers films: H.I. stealing young Nathan Arizona in Raising Arizona, and the two psychos who kidnap the screaming, shower-curtain-wearing woman in Fargo.

If you were going to point to a great kidnapping sequence, what would spring to mind?

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