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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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Jake Andolina ...
CIA Man
Oriah Acima Andrews ...
Riah
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Thermal
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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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Kozlow's Tech
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Gregory
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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Storyline

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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The fight for the truth will be the fight of his life. 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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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

PHP 4,284,296 (Philippines) (25 September 2011)

Gross:

$28,087,155 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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The film was fast-tracked into production to accommodate Taylor Lautner's schedule for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012) (the films were shot back-to-back). See more »

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The title for the film is in relation to the fact that Nathan was supposedly kidnapped as a child until we learn that he was intentionally placed in CIA foster care. This makes the title of the film senseless, no one is ever even kidnapped in the film. See more »

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[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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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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