Taken (2008) Poster

(I) (2008)


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Followed by 

Taken 2 (2012)
Taken 3 (2015)


The Godfather (1972)
"It wasn't personal. It was just business."
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
"It's just a flesh wound."
The New York Ripper (1982)
A person calls the police using a phone and a walkie talkie to misguide them.
First Blood (1982)
Bryan Mills is once referred to as Rambo.
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Bryan is referred to as "Rambo"
Die Hard (1988)
Dead body of villain in an elevator revealed to a party
The Fifth Element (1997)
Bad guy says they're willing to negotiate followed by protagonist shooting him in the head.

Referenced in 

The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Watchmen/Shuttle/12 (2009) (TV Episode)
Was No. 3 at the box office that weekend
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #4.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
incorrect answer to $2,000 question
Saturday Night Live: Megan Fox/U2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Gadhafi during cold opening
How I Met Your Mother: Jenkins (2010) (TV Episode)
Marshall says: "My wife knows I'm here. She doesn't have money, but what she does have is a very special set of skills"
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: From Paris with Love/Dear John/Frozen (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen says Pierre Morel directed this movie.
Tosh.0: Cartwheeling Goalie (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Fred: The Movie (2010) (TV Movie)
The way Judy was hiding under the bed talking to Fred.
Family Guy: Welcome Back Carter (2010) (TV Episode)
referenced by Carter
The Trip: L'Enclume (2010) (TV Episode)
Steve Coogan does an impression of Liam Nesson in this.
Family Guy: Livin' on a Prayer (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Peter
Tezz (2012)
The walkie talkie scene of Ajay Devgan is taken from the Liam Neeson's movie Taken
Saturday Night Live: Will Ferrell/Usher (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Liam Neeson in "Get In the Cage."
RiffTrax Live: Manos - The Hands of Fate (2012)
Mike - "The dad's not Liam Nielson from Taken is he?"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.17 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay asks how many people saw the film
Saturday Night Live: Christina Applegate/Passion Pit (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Give Us All Our Daughters Back!" digital short
I Give It a Year (2013)
Chloe jokes that Guy could sell her to a gang of Albanians to pay for a passport
Bunheads: Take the Vicuna (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Michelle
Castle: Hunt (2013) (TV Episode)
alluded to by Ryan when he says Castle thinks he's Liam Neeson
Poker Night 2 (2013) (Video Game)
"I'll hunt you down" is mention among Claptrap's Liam Neeson quotes.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.155 (2013) (TV Episode)
Looking at a photo of himself, Vince Vaughn says he looks like the dad from the film
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.104 (2013) (TV Episode)
Chelsea mentions the movie by name.
Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker (2013) (TV Movie)
The plot heavily mirrors that of Taken.
The Badly Animated Adventures of Spider-Man (2013) (Video)
The dialogue Aunt May says to the telemarketer scammer is the same dialogue Liam Neeson's character says to the kidnappers in "Taken".
Ambush: Episode #1.5 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tom Kashti
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 2 January 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Golic says that some college football players have a "particular set of skills, as Liam Neeson would say"
The Simpsons: Steal This Episode (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Jonah Hill/Bastille (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the Benihana segment
Film 2014: Episode dated 26 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Non-Stop (2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Ralph Fiennes/Allison Williams/Mike Birbiglia (2014) (TV Episode)
Ralph Fiennes comments on being mistaken for Liam Neeson, and says he has occasionally been complimented on his performance in the film
Shameful Sequels: Passport to Paris (2014) (TV Episode)
"There should be a very nice man by the airport who could take them."
Parks and Recreation: Galentine's Day (2014) (TV Episode)
Ann says, "This is not a Liam Neeson/'Taken' scenario."
Supernatural: Meta Fiction (2014) (TV Episode)
"Going Liam Neeson" comment
The Graham Norton Show: Tom Cruise/Emily Blunt/Charlize Theron/Seth MacFarlane/Coldplay (2014) (TV Episode)
Seth MacFarlane does his Taken speech by Kermit the Frog

Featured in 

The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Echelon Conspiracy/Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li/Crossing Over (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett said that this film was No. 4 at the Box Office that weekend
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Miss March/Race to Witch Mountain/Sunshine Cleaning (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown when referenced as the #4 movie at the Box Office
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip featured in a $3,000 video question
Hollywood's Top Ten: Sweet Revenge (2010) (TV Episode)
Taking #9 as the top revenge movies
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.94 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Liam Neeson films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.70 (2012) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Liam Neeson films
The Nostalgia Critic: Ponyo (2012) (TV Episode)
Bryan Mills's voice is dub over Fujimoto's voice at the end of the movie.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.9 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip from the film starring Liam Neeson
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 10 in the Countdown


Men in Black (1997)
discussion about the button in the car ("Don't touch that button")

Spoofed in 

Robot Chicken: No Country for Old Dogs (2011) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the "Tak'n" segment
Tosh.0: How to Get European Men (2012) (TV Episode)
Tosh spoofs the kidnapping scene
Family Guy: Leggo My Meg-O (2012) (TV Episode)
Episode is a spoof.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.9 (2012) (TV Episode)
"Mistaken" depicts Liam Neeson as an incompetent replacement football referee
Mad: Taking Nemo/Once Upon a Toon (2012) (TV Episode)
Taking Nemo is a spoof of this movie.
Demo Reel: Wreck-It Ralph vs Angry Birds (2012) (TV Episode)
Donnie does a parodied Taken film.
Mad: George Washington: Cherry Tree Chopper/Star Wars Earn Stripes (2013) (TV Episode)
Bakin is a spoof of this movie.
Family Guy: Brian's a Bad Father (2014) (TV Episode)
Version with Zooey Deschanel
Saturday Night Live: Lena Dunham/The National (2014) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the cold opening
Who the F#@K Took My Daughter? (2015)
The movie is a spoof of the "Taken" franchise.

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