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Taken (I) (1999)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  1 June 2000 (USA)
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A kidnapped businessman, finding out that no one is willing to pay the ransom to save his life, befriends his aggressor.

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Ethan Grover
Stewart Bick ...
Alan Cross
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Bill McMurtrey
Linda Smith ...
Judy Grover
Michael Rudder ...
Syd Brooks
Dorothée Berryman ...
Sandra Mathers
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Alex
Michel Perron ...
Murphy
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Pizzolo
Zenhu Han ...
Theodore Kim
Hondo Flemming ...
Hondo
Noel Burton ...
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Erwin Potitt ...
Mr. Zaninger
Isabel Dos Santos ...
Rosa
Mark Trafford ...
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Wealthy manufacturer Ethan Grover is being held for $2,000,000 ransom; his wife (who stands to inherit the company and collect on a huge life insurance policy) is reluctant to pay. Alan, the company's V.P. with whom she's been having an affair, urges her to get the money, but he may have ulterior motives. Along with Syd, the company's CFO, Alan's been investing company funds off the books to make a quick buck. Syd has his own problems, so he wouldn't mind seeing Ethan dead. Alarmed by his wife's indifference, Ethan has to figure out how to help the kidnaper get the ransom so he can get free. Can he pull it off while he's tied to a chair in an abandoned warehouse? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some violence, sexuality, language and drug content
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Saw it on cable, and was pleasantly surprised...
1 September 2001 | by (Richmond Ca) – See all my reviews

This movie must have been the "sleeper" of the year! The tension builds and keeps you on the edge of your seat! There are so many movies out there not worth watching, this one is different...the plot thickens, as they say, and one wonders throughout not only if Mr Grover is going to survive this horror, but also if all the people in his life who have been cheating him will experience any type of justice. Very well done.


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