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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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
Michel Perron ...
Zenhu Han ...
Theodore Kim
Hondo Flemming ...
Noel Burton ...
Erwin Potitt ...
Mr. Zaninger
Isabel Dos Santos ...
Mark Trafford ...
Plant Supervisor


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 | See all certifications »




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1 June 2000 (USA)  »

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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

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