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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
Ali Yildirim ...
Imam
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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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First they took his daughter. Now they're coming for him. 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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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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Trivia

Diego Boneta and Xavier Samuel auditioned for the role that went to Luke Grimes. See more »

Goofs

The Istanbul police cars in the movie are very old Tofas brand cars. These cars have not been used as police cars since over a decade, however they do have the updated police writing and logo. 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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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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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.9 (2012) See more »

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Bagasaz
Written by Ozgür Sakar & Pat Jabbar
Performed by Kasbah Rockers feat. Ozgür Sakar
Courtesy of Barraka El Farnatshi Prod.
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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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