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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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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In the first episode character Sally Clarke gives the Alien "John" one of her lone star earrings to take with him back into space and she keeps the other. If you look closely in episode 2, when Russell Keys returns home for the first time in ten years, there is a Christmas star decoration behind character Bill, as he stands in the doorway telling Russell to go away, that is made to look exactly like the earrings. See more »

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At the beginning of the episode "Maintenance," during the recap, a scene between Captain Marty Erickson and the adult Eric Crawford is shown which was not shown before in the mini-series. Either it was intended to be shown after the recap during the new episode, or was a deleted scene from a previous episode. See more »

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Maj. Owen Crawford: Can you imagine what would have happened to people if, in 1947, they thought that we were going to be invaded by aliens?
Sam Crawford: Gee, I don't know... growth of the military-industrial complex? Trials to see if you were an alien sympathizer?
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References The Simpsons (1989) 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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