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Abduction (I) (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Mystery, Thriller  |  23 September 2011 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Jake Andolina ...
Oriah Acima Andrews ...
Steve Blass ...
Game Announcer
Derek Burnell ...
Hot Dog Vendor
Driver (as Ben Cain)
Holly Scott Cavanaugh ...
Mrs. Murphy


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


They Stole His Life. He's Taking It Back. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Release Date:

23 September 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Погоня  »

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Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$28,064,226 (USA) (9 December 2011)

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Did You Know?


Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins met on the set and dated. See more »


Nikola Kozlow is taking the phone call in the car, a Bentley Continental Flying Spur from the outside. From the inside, it is a Bentley Arnage. See more »


[first lines]
Nathan: [screaming] Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Whoo! Yeah, baby! Yeah, Gilly, get out here!
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Written by Cobra Starship, Brent Kutzle and Ryan Tedder (as Ryan B. Tedder)
Performed by Cobra Starship featuring Ryan Tedder
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Crop./Fueled By Ramen
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Ryan Tedder appears courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

why did they bother making this film, did someone lose a bet?
12 October 2011 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

In this time of economic crisis and people all around us loosing homes and jobs, i just wonder what type of salary this Taylor Lautner got for his role in this movie? (7.5 million!!!)Here's a guy who has no right to be given the opportunity to act in films and be paid for it! There are so many talented actors out there serving tables and this guy is getting massive salaries to do what he obviously does worst... act! This was a B minus film, not worth the admission fee or the 2 hours you will waste watching it! I wonder what the budget of this film was?, the money would have been better used if given to starving children or me! go to a gym if your interested in hot bodies, go to the movies if you want a good film, or so the theory goes...

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