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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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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

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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?


The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2010 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »


When Karen is walking back from the buffet car with the food and drink she's grabbed by one of Kozlow's henchman, and drops all the items onto the floor. Yet when Nathan walks along the same aisle a short period after, there is no sign of the spilled items. 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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Featured in Great Movie Mistakes IV (2012) See more »


To Be Loved
Written by Pat Monahan and David Hodges
Performed by Train
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangment with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

Awful from start to finish
20 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

If there was a rating on this site lower than 1/10, I'd have chosen that rating instead. Absolutely terrible. I didn't find any redeeming quality in it, Sigourney Weaver even looked like she was wincing at how terrible the whole thing was.

It was so terrible, that even if Taylor Lautner had his shirt off through the whole movie, sweat dripping off his body, his marvelous abs glistening, it still would have sucked just as much. Its like no one was even trying to make it an 'eh' movie.

Don't even illegally download this crap, so not even worth it.

It couldn't even pass as a crappy movie for young and impressionable teenage girls to swoon over.

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