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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 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
Kozlow's Tech
Mike Clark ...
News Reporter
Short Sleeves
Red Flannel


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 USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film is considered to be a remake of Little Nikita (1988). See more »


Nathan never wears a helmet while riding his motorcycle, even though Pennsylvania Law requires that any person who operates or rides a motorcycle must wear protective headgear unless he or she is 21 years of age or older. 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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Good Girl
Written by Sandy Vee, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen (as Tor Hermansen) and Autumn Rowe
Performed by Alexis Jordan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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