In the movie Rush Hour 2, the daughter of a Chinese consul is kidnapped and held for ransom. For the rest of the film, the comedic duo of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker stumble and fight their way to her rescue. If we could learn one thing from watching the movie, it should be that kidnapping children for ransom makes for some compelling drama.
This drama is not only felt in movies, however. Child abduction has been seen in history with famous people including Patty Hearst and the Lindbergh baby.