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Taken 2 (2012)

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In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

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Cast

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Murad Krasniqi (as Rade Sherbedgia)
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Car Wash Attendant
Murat Tuncelli ...
Custom Officer Albania
Ali Yildirim ...
Imam
Ergun Kuyucu ...
Mirko
Cengiz Bozkurt ...
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Storyline

The retired CIA agent Bryan Mills invites his teenage daughter Kim and his ex-wife Lenore, who has separated from her second husband, to spend a couple of days in Istanbul where he is working. Meanwhile, the patriarch of the community of the Albanian gang of human trafficking, Murad Krasniqi, seeks revenge for the death of his son and organizes another gang to kidnap Bryan and his family. Bryan and Lenore are abducted by the Albanians, but Kim escapes and is the only hope that Bryan has to escape and save Lenore. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They want revenge, They chose the wrong guy. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Taken 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,514,769 (USA) (5 October 2012)

Gross:

$139,852,971 (USA) (15 February 2013)
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Diego Boneta and Xavier Samuel auditioned for the role that went to Luke Grimes. See more »

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Kim runs out of the room in shorts and no shoes, steals a jacket from a locker and then has shoes and long pants. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Murad: He slaughtered our men, our brothers, our sons. The dead cry out to us for justice. On their souls, I swear to you. The man who took our loved ones from us, the man who has brought us such pain and sorrow, we will find him. We will bring him here. We will not rest until his blood flows into this very ground. We will have our revenge.
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Crazy Credits

The last shot of the credits states: "The making and legal distribution of this film supported over 14,000 jobs and involved over 600,000 work hours." This is the first movie with such message of Fox campaign to educate consumers on economic impact of film and TV. See more »

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User Reviews

 
how it can be so bad ??
13 October 2012 | by (jakarta) – See all my reviews

I have just saw this movie and in rush to tell anybody that still not seen it please Don't... not only to save money but more important to not make you angry.

How can the Director, the Writer to not use the common sense ?? It will not increase cost. The movie assumes that its audience are stupid enough. All in all it is against common sense and the crews are irresponsible to spend money that way.

How can an old man from somewhere in Albania bring tens mob to istanbul with all resources needed arrange everything but failed to kill one person?

Taken 1 was superb. Taken 2 is rubbish.


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