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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Murad Krasniqi (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Alain Figlarz ...
Car Wash Attendant
Murat Tuncelli ...
Custom Officer Albania
Ali Yildirim ...
Ergun Kuyucu ...
Border Guard #1


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


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


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$139,852,971 (USA) (15 February 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When Lenore and Bryan sit down to have a glass of wine Lenore brings two empty glasses and a bottle of wine to the table but she never pours any wine from the bottle, yet when they bring the glasses to their mouths they suddenly contain wine. See more »


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


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Tick of the Clock
Written by Johnny Jewel
Performed by Chromatics (as The Chromatics)
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User Reviews

Everyone in theater was laughing - the movie was that miserable.
6 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie was very stupid and naive. Producers did not bother to make anything meaningful assuming that people will go watch it anyway. What a disappointment. Nothing has remained from the realistic first part. This one is more like a naive boring drama with infrequent heroic acts of Liam Neeson. In fact, most of the time he looks like a pompous clown trying to be serious while playing a stupid script. As in a regular cheap movie, bad guys are not really bad and are very respectful to the main characters, always giving them plenty of time to talk and to run away. What irritates even more is ridiculously large amount of product placement. Save your time and money, don't watch this movie in theaters.

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