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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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What if your entire life was a lie? 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

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$28,087,155

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,648,359
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shawn Christensen said that the story for the film was taken from a single idea of a teenager who sees a photo of himself on a missing persons website. He completed the first draft in two months. See more »

Goofs

In the finale, you see Taylor sitting next to the villain with a gun taped to the bottom of the chair as if he had planted it before hand. In PNC stadium the seats (in the section they were in) flip up when not being used. The gun would have been in plain sight before Taylor sat down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nathan: [screaming] Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Whoo! Yeah, baby! Yeah, Gilly, get out here!
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Soundtracks

Twist
Written by Nanna Øland Fabricius and Ryan Michael Breen
Performed by Nanna Øland Fabricius (as Oh Land)
Courtesy of Epic 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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