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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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Oriah Acima Andrews ...
Riah
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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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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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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)  »

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Погоня  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,925,253 (USA) (23 September 2011)

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$28,064,226 (USA) (9 December 2011)
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Shawn Christensen said that the story for the film was taken from a single idea of a teenager who sees a photo of himself on a missing persons website. He completed the first draft in two months. See more »

Goofs

During the baseball game the scoreboard shows Ike Davis at bat for the Mets, but when they cut to the player swinging and missing it is Angel Pagan. Moments later Ike Davis is shown at bat. 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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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 26 September 2011 (2011) See more »

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Come on Get It
Written by Lenny Kravitz and Craig Ross
Performed by Lenny Kravitz
Courtesy of Roadrunner Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Why Do People Hate This Movie So Much..??
20 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a prime example to why certain actors are very underrated in Hollywood....I call it "The Luke Skywalker Syndrome"....One hit franchise that wrecks a young actor's career before it can really get started....

The Twilight franchise....Although successful....Isn't a franchise that is critically acclaimed or well liked by fans other than young people with out-of-control hormones....And because of this...Films like Abduction is either overlooked or totally panned by fans...

Sitting down to watch this film with Twilight in mind is going to ensure that viewers will NOT have a good time....Which is why wonderful movies like "Welcome To The Rileys" and "The Runaways" both starring Kristen Stewart didn't get nearly enough attention....

Now is this particular film original..??...No, it's not....I have seen the "My picture on the milk carton" routine used more than once....But is Abduction a fun movie..??...Yes it is...

Abduction is a popcorn movie....It's meant to simply allow the audience to have a good time....If people go into this movie expecting Oscar-like performances and a beautifully written storyline...Then those people are setting themselves up for a big let down...

But why put yourself through that when all that needs to be done is to simply sit back and enjoy the ride....And that's all there is too it...


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