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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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Murad Krasniqi (as Rade Sherbedgia)
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Custom Officer Albania
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Mirko
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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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First they took his daughter. Now they're coming for him. 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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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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Trivia

When production was announced, it was not immediately clear if Liam Neeson would return for the lead role. Mickey Rourke was considered as a replacement before Neeson confirmed his return. See more »

Goofs

While Bryan Mills and Kim are being chased by Albanians, Mr. Mills gives Kim directions to the U.S. Embassy using a navigator. But the device screen reads "GPS Kapali" which is "GPS Deactivated" for Turkish. Besides, the device screen shows them driving on a coast highway; however, the chase takes place in narrow streets of suburbs then. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.8 (2012) See more »

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Written by Alex Clare
Performed by Alex Clare
(C) 2011 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.
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Good, but not great
6 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First off, I enjoyed the film, and think it was worth the money I paid to see it. While other reviewers have been beating this film down, I find that the story itself was carefully structured in the beginning and grants it believability from that point. By carefully structured, I'm mostly talking about the way an ex wife brings her daughter to Istambul to see her ex-husband.

The action sequences are, frankly, amazing. But not being an action junkie, I tend to go more for the story. What bothered me about the story was the portrayal of Kim Mills' boyfriend, and the resolution at the end of the film.

Just to note, the sequence on the rooftops of Istambul, someone mentioned it was believable, I wholeheartedly agree... let's just say one of the characters put guts and enthusiasm on display without suddenly becoming an expert... 'nuff said...

I loved Taken, I enjoyed Taken 2.


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