MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,150 this week

Taken (I) (1999)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  1 June 2000 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 139 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

A kidnapped businessman, finding out that no one is willing to pay the ransom to save his life, befriends his aggressor.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 120 titles
created 03 May 2011
 
a list of 367 titles
created 26 Oct 2012
 
a list of 7253 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Taken" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Taken (1999)

Taken (1999) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Taken.

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Taken II (2011)
Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Haunted by the death of his wife, the husband visits the place where she was kept captive and possibly murdered.

Directors: Giles Alderson, Martin Owen
Stars: Dan Richardson, Daniel Schutzmann, Flora Spencer-Longhurst
Taken (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by ... See full summary »

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Emily Bergl
Taken I (2008)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

Director: Pierre Morel
Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen
Taken 2 (2012)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

Director: Olivier Megaton
Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
Taken 3 (2015)
Action | Crime | Thriller

Bryan Mills, an Ex-government operative is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed as he is tracked and pursued, Bryan Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.

Director: Olivier Megaton
Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace
Taken in Broad Daylight (TV Movie 2009)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her captor, engineering her own rescue and negotiating her safe release after 6 days of hell.

Director: Gary Yates
Stars: Sara Canning, James Van Der Beek, LeVar Burton
Taken (2006)
Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Ben Smallbone
Stars: Joel Smallbone, Paige Smallbone
Deception (2003)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Director: Max Fischer
Stars: Karina Lombard, Jack Langedijk, Marc Lavoine
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After her daughter is abducted in Russia, an NYPD detective goes out of her way to find and save her.

Director: Don Michael Paul
Stars: Julie Benz, Amy Bailey, Jeffrey Meek
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ethan Grover
Stewart Bick ...
Alan Cross
...
Bill McMurtrey
Linda Smith ...
Judy Grover
Michael Rudder ...
Syd Brooks
Dorothée Berryman ...
Sandra Mathers
...
Alex
Michel Perron ...
Murphy
...
Pizzolo
Zenhu Han ...
Theodore Kim
Hondo Flemming ...
Hondo
Noel Burton ...
Manager
Erwin Potitt ...
Mr. Zaninger
Isabel Dos Santos ...
Rosa
Mark Trafford ...
Plant Supervisor
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, sexuality, language and drug content
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 June 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Verhängnisvolle Entführung  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Taken (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Unlike many..this movie has a plot
13 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Taken" has Dabney Coleman and a cast of unknowns putting together an interesting kidnap thriller. Character development is very good, and there are multiple converging plot threads. You will find very little to like in these characters however. Everyone except Dabney and his secretary are strictly out for themselves, each trying to advance his own good at the expense of others. If you ever wondered how some small companies suddenly go bankrupt, this movie is an education in itself. Though obviously made on a limited budget, "Taken" delivers more entertainment than a lot of big budget blunders. I give "Taken" a solid 7.0 out of ten. - MERK


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
It was an ok movie DiamondLove
Discuss Taken (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?