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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:
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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


The fight for the truth will be the fight of his life. 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 »


Karen has to be hospitalized for an injury to her upper arm that has to have stitches and a patch, yet, less than 24 hours later, as they sit in the baseball park after the game, she clearly has no stitches, patch or even a bruise to either arm. 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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Loving You Tonight
Written by Andrew Allen and Rob Ghosh
Performed by Andrew Allen
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

A Very Poor film from the great director
24 September 2011 | by (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) – See all my reviews

It's hard to believe that this is the same director that did Boyz n the hood 20 years ago is now director of this piece of terrible piece of trash called abduction, it starts Lautner who was so good in Twlight many years back is awful here as a teenage who's parents were kidnapped is trying to prove his innocence and finds the killers who kidnapped the parents, this is so bad on fronts, the acting is worthless, some talents like Weaver and Molina are wasted, the screenplay is a mess and the editing is useless, this is one of the worst movies of the year and a complete disappointment from john singleton.

I Was so very disappointed in this, Thumbs Way Down on this one.

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