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Taken 2 (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 5 October 2012 (USA)
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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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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

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

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Also Known As:

Taken 2  »

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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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Trivia

Albeit they have no scenes in this film together , Rade Serbedzija and Maggie Grace actually played husband and wife in The Fog (2005). See more »

Goofs

When Kim smashes through the guardhouse at the US Embassy, the resultant pieces flying through the air are made of Styrofoam-type board. See more »

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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. Later on, other Fox-produced films are featuring this message. See more »

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Liam Neeson Should Have Stayed in the First Taken
29 January 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The retired CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) invites his teenage daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) and his ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen), 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 Albanese gang of human trafficking, Murad Krasniqi (Rade Sherbedgia), 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 Albanese, but Kim escapes and is the only hope that Bryan has to escape and save Lenore. "Taken" was the best action movie of 2008 and Liam Neeseon surprised the viewer with a performance that recalled the best 007 movies. Unfortunately he should have stayed in the first movie, since this sequel is terrible.

"Taken 2" is a bad quality replay of the first movie, with an awful story. There is excessive use of clichés and in the end this movie is a complete waste of time. My vote is four.

Title (Brazil): "Busca Implacável 2" ("Implacable Search 2")


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