Taken (2002)

TV Mini-Series  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 16,346 users  
Reviews: 226 user | 14 critic

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 »

Writer:

(creator)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 03 Jan 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 02 Jul 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 23 Aug 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 04 Jan 2014
 
a list of 34 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Taken" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Taken (2002– )

Taken (2002– ) on IMDb 7.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Taken.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2002  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gaia: The Series (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

GAIA_TheSeries is a web-based work of narrative fiction that will be delivered in twelve parts. Its goal is to tell a captivating and character-driven story that relays important ... See full summary »

Stars: Melissa Clark, Richard Meen, John Prowse
The Lost Room (TV Mini-Series 2006)
Action | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.

Stars: Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies, Peter Jacobson
The 4400 (2004–2007)
Sci-Fi | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

As the reappearance of 4,400 missing persons on a single day confounds the global community, federal agents on the case slowly discover the ways in which the victims have been changed.

Stars: Joel Gretsch, Jacqueline McKenzie, Patrick John Flueger
Broken Silence (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Jack Fuchs, Liza Zajak-Novera, Robert Lamberg
The Triangle (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A group of people haunted by their experiences within the Bermuda Triangle band together to confront its truths.

Stars: Eric Stoltz, Catherine Bell, Lou Diamond Phillips
Taken I (1999)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

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

Director: Max Fischer
Stars: Dabney Coleman, Stewart Bick, Dennis Boutsikaris
K-7 (2006)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An ordinary job interview becomes a battle for life or death when Vincent Kincaid scores a 'K-7' on his psychological profile. But what does 'K-7' mean?

Director: Christopher Leone
Stars: Jarrad Paul, Kai Lennox, Cheryl Bricker
Taken I (2008)
Action | 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
Into the West (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Western | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans.

Stars: Joseph M. Marshall, Irene Bedard, Gil Birmingham
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This powerful and thought provoking film chronicles the compelling events in the Pacific Theater of WWII, from the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 to the American occupation of Japan in ... See full summary »

Director: James Moll
Stars: Zenji Abe, Stephen Ambrose, Hal Braun
Taken 2 (2012)
Action | 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
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Javier Soto
Stars: Scott Peters
Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

3 Families. 4 Generations. 50 Years of Alien Encounters. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 December 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Steven Spielberg Presents Taken  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(10 parts)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Jesse Keys joined the military under the name "Frank Pierce" However, the dog tags he throws away at the beginning of "Acid Tests" say "Keys, Jesse". See more »

Quotes

[Col Crawford's two closest men talks about their boss]
Howard Bowen: I've said this before Marty, but that is one nasty bastard.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Inside Taken (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Absolutely Brilliant
13 July 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This series first came on TV when I was only 11 years old and I never missed a single episode. 10 years down the road I got my hands on the DVD. Believe me, watching it even after 10 years hasn't changed my mind. This series is one of the best I have ever watched(I have watched quite a lot of them). Don't watch it as a sci-fi with brilliant graphics. The human characters, their emotions, their complexities is what makes this series absolutely brilliant. In some sense it is quite dark when compared to The Close Encounters of The Third Kind or the E.T. Young Dakota Fanning is very good. I suggest TAKEN for everyone, provided you can watch it an open mind. Cheers Mr. Spielberg!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Bad Ending DuaneDibleyJnr
Glass Pepsi bottles in 1986? steven_titchenell2006
Heather Donahue: Terrible acting. tdcp
Bad acting or 'goof character'? daumas
Confused over the aliens appearing as humans newchazman0426
Is Taken going to have a Season 2? BecHoney1986
Discuss Taken (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page