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Lenore (Character)
from Taken (2008/I)

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Taken (2008/I)
Bryan Mills: I'm not comfortable with this.
Kim: Dad.
Bryan Mills: I know the world, sweetie.
Kim: Dad, please...
Bryan Mills: I don't think a seventeen-year-old should be traveling alone.
Kim: I'm not gonna be alone.
Bryan Mills: Two seventeen-year-olds.
Kim: Amanda's nineteen!
Bryan Mills: How about this? How about if I go along? You won't even know I'm there. I'm very good at being invisible.
Lenore: As you so amply demonstrated for the rest of her life.

Lenore: I don't get you.
Bryan Mills: What?
Lenore: You sacrificed our marriage to the service of the country, you've made a mess of your life in the service of your country, can't you sacrifice a little one time for your own daughter?
Bryan Mills: I would sacrifice anything for her.

Sam: The specialty of the groups coming out of this area is trafficking in women.
Bryan Mills: Keep going.
Sam: Okay. Their previous MO was to offer women from the emerging East-European countries like Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria jobs in the west as maids and nannies. Once they smuggled them in, they'd addict them to drugs and turn them into prostitutes. Lately, however, they've decided that it's more economical just to kidnap traveling young women. Saves on transportation costs.
Lenore: [crying] Not my little baby.
Bryan Mills: What else?
Sam: Based on what they know about the way these groups operate, our analyst says you have a ninety-six hour window from the time she was grabbed.
Bryan Mills: To what?
Sam: To never finding her.

Sam: Am I on speaker or are you by yourself?
Bryan Mills: Lenore is here.
Sam: Hey, Lennie.
Lenore: Hello, Sam.
Bryan Mills: She needs to hear it, Sam.
Sam: The specialty of the groups coming out of this area is trafficking in women. Their previous m.o. was to offer women from emerging East European countries, like Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, jobs in the West as maids and nannies. Once smuggled in, they'd addict them to drugs and turn them into prostitutes. Lately, however, they've decided that it's more economical just to kidnap traveling young women, saves on transportation costs.
Lenore: Oh, my little baby.
Sam: Based on the way these groups operate, our analyst says you have a 96-hour window from the time she was grabbed.
Bryan Mills: To what?
Sam: To never finding her.
Lenore: No, no, no!


Taken 3 (2014)
Lenore St. John: Why do you have to be so damn honorable?
Bryan Mills: Believe me, right now I wish I weren't.

Lenore St. John: [Mills picks up cell phone] How did it go?
Bryan Mills: Great. Fantastic. Couldn't have gone better.
Lenore St. John: The panda was not a hit, I take it.
Bryan Mills: Careful what you say. He's sitting right next to me. When did she grow up, Lenore?
Lenore St. John: I know. It goes so fast. All of it. Where are you?
Bryan Mills: Just going home. Make a little dinner. If you'd like to join us.
Lenore St. John: Us?
Bryan Mills: Me and the panda.
Lenore St. John: I'll... I'll take a rain check on that, if that's okay with you... and the panda?
Bryan Mills: That's fine by us. I'll see you.
Lenore St. John: See you.
[hangs up]
Bryan Mills: [to the panda] I know what you're thinking. Keep it to yourself.

Lenore St. John: I have the worst taste in men!
Bryan Mills: Thanks.
Lenore St. John: Oh, no. No, not you. Oh, God, I'm sorry.
Bryan Mills: It's okay.
Lenore St. John: Do you know what I fantasize about?
Bryan Mills: I'm afraid to ask.
Lenore St. John: Us.
Bryan Mills: Yeah?
Lenore St. John: And right after the guilt comes roaring in and I feel like such a shit... Does it make a bad person being married to one man, fantasizing about another?
Bryan Mills: Confused, maybe. Bad? No.
Lenore St. John: You must think I'm crazy.
Bryan Mills: If you are, Lennie, you're not the only one.


Taken 2 (2012)
Lenore: Wait, what about you?
Bryan Mills: I'll be fine. It's the guys following us who are about to have a problem. When a dog has a bone, the last thing you want to do is try and take it from

Lenore: Bryan. Don't.
Bryan Mills: I don't even know where the kid lives!
Lenore: You found her in a city of 12 million people within 72 hours. Promise me.

Murad: I have nothing against you. You didn't kill my son, but your husband did. Now he betrayed you by choosing to save your daughter instead of you. He left you here like a dog.
Lenore: At least my daughter is still alive.