Taken (2002)

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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 »

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 Allie Keys (10 episodes, 2002)
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 Dr. Chet Wakeman (6 episodes, 2002)
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 Lisa Clarke - Adult (5 episodes, 2002)
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 Mary Crawford - Adult (5 episodes, 2002)
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 Colonel Owen Crawford / ... (5 episodes, 2002)
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 Charlie Keys - Adult (5 episodes, 2002)
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 Marty Erickson (5 episodes, 2002)
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 Tom Clarke - Adult (5 episodes, 2002)
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 Nina Toth - Adult (5 episodes, 2002)
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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 aliens during the war; the Roswell incident transforms Owen Crawford from ambitious Air Force captain to evil shadow government conspirator; the unhappily married Sally Clarke is impregnated by an alien visitor. As the decades go by, the heirs of each are affected by the machinations of the aliens, culminating with the birth of Allie Keys, who is the final product of the aliens' experimentation and holds the key to their future. Written by Ronos

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Some secrets we keep. Some are kept from us. See more »

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Steven Spielberg Presents Taken  »

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The abduction stories and sightings featured in the mini-series are based upon accounts made from people over the many years of UFO believers. See more »

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At the end of "Maintenance", the last day shown is November 8th, 1980. When that date first appears on the screen, it is daylight. Then we see Eric waiting for Becky to get out of her house (in order to live with her to Maine), it is then night time. When she doesn't go out he decides to hit the road back to his military base and finish packing up. When he enters the base, it is daylight again. However, when he finally takes off to Maine, while he is on the road, it is night time again and the date shown is still November 8th, 1980. It should be November 9th (or later) since at least one day and a half separates the scene when that date first appeared and the last scene it appears in. See more »

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Maj. Owen Crawford: Can you imagine what would have happened to people if, in 1947, they thought that we were going to be invaded by aliens?
Sam Crawford: Gee, I don't know... growth of the military-industrial complex? Trials to see if you were an alien sympathizer?
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Lemme clear things up...
19 December 2002 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Okay, this is for anybody who was wondering if they should watch "Taken" and decided to check out the IMDb message boards. Here's the main point: If you're looking for a movie that's all about weird alien stuff and is full of out-there special effects, this may not be for you. Sure, the aliens they showed were pretty cool-looking, but they're not the important part of the movie. The human characters are, particularly the ones in the Keys, Crawford, and Clarke families. Especially Ally. This series was a sneaky way of exposing people to heart-warming family stories. And now that I read that back, I understand why you would need to call it sci-fi for people to watch. I am a female, but I'm not the "chick flick" type. I like stories about the strange and unusual. But the sad thing is that strong and loving families, like the Clarkes, are just that these days. This movie is not about extraterrestrial beings. It's about people and the world we live in... and the world our parents and grandparents lived in. The 20 hours it took for this story to unfold was necessary, because it allowed us to get to know the characters. And once you feel like you really know them, you start to feel what the feel. And isn't that what makes a great movie? I mean, if a movie can make you feel emotions you haven't experienced in awhile, it's worth 20 hours to me. If you want real "sci-fi", I suggest X-Files.


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