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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Three families. Four generations. Fifty years of secrets. See more »


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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: What makes a man who he is? Is it the worst things he's ever done, or the best things he wants to be? When you find yourself in the middle of your life and you're nowhere near of where you were going, how do you find the way from the person you've become to the one you know you could have been?
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References Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?) (1995) See more »

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14 December 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Some people have commented about Taken being another so-called "sappy soap opera" but as they advertised, Taken was supposed to follow the lives of three families; which Bohem did an excellent job portraying. It shows how the aliens and the government effected the families. The tragic view of the Keys family, the uplifting view of the Clarkes and then the compulsive actions of the Crawfords. The beautiful narration of Dakota Fanning, especially at the end of the series. Also, don't forget the incredible cast. Joel Gretsch, Desmond Harrington, Adam Kaufman, Heather Donahue, Matt Frewer and Ryan Hurst and many others. Like Bohem said in the Inside of Taken, he wanted actors that did believe. He got them and in reward it was excellent. Mixing fact and fiction, making a realistic series that leaves us asking questions, whether or not we find the answer.

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