Three families experience alien abductions over a period of five decades.

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

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

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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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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At the time of its airing, it was the highest rated program on the SciFi (now SyFy) channel. The record was beaten the next year with Battlestar Galactica. See more »

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At the end of the opening credits of each of the ten episodes, Allie is seen writing left-handed. However, in the close-up of her hand, she is writing right-handed. See more »

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Allison Clarke: When you're little, you like to think you know everything, but the last thing you really want is to know too much. What you really want is for grown-ups to make the world a safe place where dreams can come true and promises are never broken. And when you're little, it doesn't seem like a lot to ask.
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References Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

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Keeps the viewer's attention throughout
30 November 2003 | by (Chicago, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a long series, but it kept my interest throughout. There are a few detours from the main plot, but it all contributes. I've seen miniseries that start out really well, then fizzle out at the end, "the Stand" being a good example. This series is rewarding to watch. The acting is good and the plot is consistent. It is not like the X-Files (which I do like), where the explanations never make sense. Taken takes us to a logical conclusion.


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