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James "Jimmy" Shaker

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Jimmy Shaker

Det. James "Jimmy" Shaker is the main antagonist in the 1996 movie Ransom.

He was portrayed by Gary Sinise.

Tired of making nothing as a cop and wanting to make his girlfriend, Maris Conner happy, he sets in motion a plan to kidnap Tom Mullen's (a rich airline entrepreneur) son. With the help of Maris and a group of criminals, he plans to collect 2 million dollars and kill his son. However, Tom does something Shaker and the kidnappers don't expect. He puts a bounty on the kidnapper's heads. Furiously, Shaker decides to kill his criminal gang and his own girlfriend, as cover-up for their murders, he calls for backup moments prior to this event. This also covers his involvement in the kidnapping. He pays a visit to Tom to receive his reward. But, his son immediately recognizes him and Tom realizes he's the mastermind behind it all. Tom alerts the FBI by faking a call to the airport. After Shaker receives 4,000,000$ (As Tom doubled the reward as an act of desperation), a street chase and bloody fight commences. In the end, Shaker is shot and killed by Tom and Agent Hawkins.

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