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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 Captain 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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Steven Spielberg Presents Taken  »

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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 »

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Lubbock, Texas is portrayed as being hilly and wooded with lush meadows. Lubbock is very flat and has no indigenous trees, only shrubs (grassland is also scarce due to the small amounts of rain the region receives). See more »

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Charlie Keys: You got a nice move to the post. That kid yesterday thought he could get one past you, but you were right there.
Allison Clarke: What I do is I fool myself. I make myself believe that I'm really going to cover. Because *I* believe it, he believes it.
Charlie Keys: Then, how do you get yourself over to the post?
Allison Clarke: I don't know. I'm afraid if I ever stop to think about it, it won't work anymore.
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Takes you up and away
26 April 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Despite itss slow parts, We all loved Close Encounters of The Third Kind...right? well imagine Taking Close Encounters and stretching it out into twelve episodes. Just imagine how slow it would be then. Well if done correctly, such an idea could work exceptionally well. hence, we have Taken, Spielberg's and Dreamworks' return to the sky and who or what is beyond. An outstanding mini-series, which when it wants to be can evoke every emotion. sometimes it's grim sometimes it's utterly heart-warming, though the series as a whole is dark, it has incredible mystique. My advice is that you dedicate one week of your life to watching taken, one episode a night, although it's good enough that you may go through it in only two or three nights.

Starting with the Roswell incident of 1947, Taken chronicles three generations of Three different families leading up to the present day. they all have a part in this incredible story of a visit from other beings, who want something from us which they have waited a long time for.

There are not many names in the cast, I'll say that. The only ones people may recognize are Datoka Fanning and Heather Donahue (Blair Witch). which I wouldn't say there are any award worthy performances, everybody is invested enough to be convincing, especially Fanning.

I guarantee that unless you have a tree second attention span, You will come away from Taken with an amazing Television experience.


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