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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Series cast summary:
 Allie Keys (10 episodes, 2002)
 Dr. Chet Wakeman (6 episodes, 2002)
 Lisa Clarke - Adult (5 episodes, 2002)
 Mary Crawford - Adult (5 episodes, 2002)
 Colonel Owen Crawford / ... (5 episodes, 2002)
 Charlie Keys - Adult (5 episodes, 2002)
 Marty Erickson (5 episodes, 2002)
 Tom Clarke - Adult (5 episodes, 2002)
 Nina Toth - Adult (5 episodes, 2002)


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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2 December 2002 (USA)  »

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Steven Spielberg Presents Taken  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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The character 'Allie Keys' was ranked #16 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (1 August 2004 issue). See more »


Cars with "Beautiful British Columbia" plates are seen frequently at various locations, no matter where the scene is supposed to take place. See more »


Allison Clarke: Can I ask you something?
Captain Walker: Sure.
Allison Clarke: Are you mad at them?
[Captain Walker shakes his head]
Allison Clarke: But you'll fight with them just the same.
Captain Walker: That's our job.
Allison Clarke: ...Grown-ups are weird.
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References The X-Files (1993) See more »

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The SciFi I ever wanted
5 August 2011 | by (Colombia) – See all my reviews

I've been a SciFi fan all my life. Nevertheless I watched many of the effect driven shows, in the end its always the story that is important to me. Good if the effects are credible, but too many shows or movies have nothing really interesting besides the effects. I watch Taken for about the third time now. I really like that it is not just about good guys killing bad aliens. There are not effects all over the place, just where they are needed. The story is kind of like a theory that tries to make a probable explanation for all the abduction and flying saucer stories, crop circles or ancient astronauts we often hear about, a very entertaining way how all the mystery could be connected. And its told by using the history of several generations of three families and the consequences the aliens have on them. Some reviewers wrote to find Taken boring, and I can understand that from the view of someone looking just for action and effects. Taken is so much more then that.

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