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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2 December 2002 (USA)  »

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Steven Spielberg Presents Taken  »

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In "High Hopes", the third episode, Owen Crawford examines the photo of an unidentified married couple abducted by aliens. The photo is of real-life couple Betty and Barney Hill, who became famous in the early 1970's when hypnotherapy sessions allegedly revealed that they had been abducted by aliens. See more »

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As Lisa tries to protect Allie from Mary and Dr. Wakeman outside the university building (after the hostage situation), her position changes repeatedly between shots. See more »

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Charlie Keys: [to Chet Wakeman] When this is over, I'd like a moment to knock you on your ass.
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References Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) 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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