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Abduction (2011)

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A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Andolina ...
CIA Man
Oriah Acima Andrews ...
Riah
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Thermal
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Mara
Steve Blass ...
Game Announcer
Derek Burnell ...
Hot Dog Vendor
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Driver (as Ben Cain)
Holly Scott Cavanaugh ...
Mrs. Murphy
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Kozlow's Tech
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Gregory
Mike Clark ...
News Reporter
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Short Sleeves
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Nurse
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Red Flannel
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Storyline

High school seniors Nathan and Karen find a website with photos of children who are missing or believed abducted. One of the photos is of Nathan as a child, putting into question the identities of the couple whom he's always called Mom and Dad. Contacting the site to learn more only results in Nathan becoming the target of an intense, high-tech, international manhunt. Before his "parents" can explain themselves, they are executed by hired guns, and Nathan is on the run with Karen in tow (who just happened to be there at the wrong time). Phone use by either of them only connects directly to a man claiming to be C.I.A., in whom they find reasons not to trust. With encroaching shootouts, car chases, hand-to-hand combat and explosions around them, this seems quite much for a mere case of child abduction, and Nathan can only rely on the wrestling, boxing and martial arts skills taught by his "dad" to protect both himself and Karen as they follow a lead to find Martin, Nathan's biological ... Written by statmanjeff

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What if your entire life was a lie? See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying | See all certifications »

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23 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Погоня  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,925,253, 25 September 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,087,155

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,648,359
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The chase scene at PNC Park was filmed on August 22, 2010, during an actual game. The Pirates beat the Mets 2-1. John Singleton wanted to film a chase scene there, which was not in the script, with a small crew with Taylor Lautner doing his own stunts. See more »

Goofs

High school wrestling seasons run regularly from the start of December through February (with State competition running through to mid-March). Professional baseball seasons runs from April through October. At no point do these seasons overlap, yet Nathan is wrestling during the regular wrestling season then going to a professional baseball game a few days later. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nathan: [screaming] Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Whoo! Yeah, baby! Yeah, Gilly, get out here!
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Soundtracks

Under My Skin
Written by Tom Polce, Scott Paul Johnson, Timothy Alexander LoPresto, Zachary Michael Fleury and Ben Carson
Performed by Hot Bodies in Motion
Produced by Tom Polce
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never judge a book by its cover
20 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

The trailer for this movie looked interesting. I had high expectations for Abduction because in the trailer it looked like it had a lot of action and suspense. This in my opinion is the worst thriller ever created and I would feel ashamed to produce or direct such trash. The story was not put together well at all and Taylor Lautner's acting abilities are laughable throughout the entire film. I just came to realize this kid can't act at all and he should never have a staring role in anything. I absolutely hate the movie. What is next Hollywood? Bieber to star in Commando 2?! I believe Abuction is not even worth a one time watch and I hate the fact that they would get somebody as untalented as Taylor Lautner to star in it. I guess even if this movie had Van Damme it was already doomed anyway.


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