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Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story -- Starring Taraji P. Henson. When her young son is abducted by his biological father, Tiffany flies to Korea to execute a high-stakes plan to bring her boy home. Based on a true story.


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Writer (WGA):
Michael Bortman (written by)
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Release Date:
31 January 2011 (USA) See more »
Schoolteacher Tiffany Rubin (Taraji P. Henson) flies to South Korea to reunite with her 7-year-old son, who was kidnapped by his biological father. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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A mom's fight for her child... See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)

Taraji P. Henson ... Tiffany Rubin

Terry O'Quinn ... Mark Miller

David Haydn-Jones ... Chris

Beverly Todd ... Belzora

Sean Baek ... Jeff

Drew Davis ... Kobe

Lucia Walters ... Sophia / Renita

Alvin Sanders ... Reverend Lewis

Anthony Shim ... Simon

Marci T. House ... Agent De Grazia

Jennifer Copping ... Agent Walters

Alison Araya ... Gomez

Stephen Lobo ... Leone

Crystal Lowe ... Natalie

Peter Benson ... Smiley
Walcott E. Morgan ... Super

April Telek ... Elle (as April Tanya Telek)

Adom Osei ... Soccer Kid
Grace Baek ... Stewardess
Jordyn Davis ... Max
Matteo Mazziotti ... Ellis
Sung Min Kim ... Korean Boy #1 (as Sung Min 'Alvin' Kim)
Woosik Kim ... Korean Boy #2 (as Woosik 'Steve' Kim)

Susan Hanson ... Home Room Teacher
Martin Jung ... Korean Passport Officer (as Joon Hyuk 'Martin' Jung)
Huyung Kyoon Kang ... Korean Clerk
Lee Dong Young ... Seoul Taxi Driver (as Lee Dong 'Tony' Young)
Silver Kim ... School Security Officer
Sook Hexamer ... Kobe's Teacher
Hojin Kim ... Seoul Taxi Driver #2 (as Hojin 'Jin' Kim)
Daniel Jung ... Korean Police Officer

Kendall Cross ... Marine Guard

Jarod Joseph ... Marine Guard
Sun-Ae Chung ... Korean Airport Lady #1 (as Sun-Ae 'Sunny' Chung)
Soon Ae Han-McCoy ... Korean Airport Lady #2 (as Soon Ae 'Lucy' Han-McCoy)

Chris Kalhoon ... Agent Jackson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ethan Conde ... Child at picnic (uncredited)
Dawson Dunbar ... Soccer Kid (uncredited)

Directed by
Gary Harvey 
Writing credits
Michael Bortman (written by)

Produced by
Anne Carlucci .... executive producer
Harvey Kahn .... producer
Damon Lee .... co-executive producer
Eric Maran .... associate producer (as Eric MacDonald)
David A. Rosemont .... executive producer
Marnie Young .... associate producer
Original Music by
James Gelfand 
Cinematography by
Mathias Herndl (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard Schwadel 
Casting by
Natalie Hart 
Jason La Padura 
Jackie Lind 
Production Design by
Linda Del Rosario 
Richard Paris 
Set Decoration by
Denise Nadredre  (as Denis Nadredre)
Costume Design by
Heather Douglas 
Makeup Department
Rhosael Ciandre .... key hairstylist
Brittany Isaacs .... first assistant makeup artist
Shauna Llewellyn .... makeup department head
Shauna Llewelyn .... key makeup artist
Christa Monroe .... assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Eric Maran .... post-production supervisor (as Eric MacDonald)
Chris Rudolph .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patricia Dyer Walden .... first assistant director (as Patricia Ann Dyer)
Art Department
Robert Barton .... on-set dresser
Peter Bien .... set decoration coordinator
Quentin Borger .... set dresser
Alberta Burke .... set dresser
Henry Thomas Earle .... set dresser
Margo Kaczynska McKenzie .... paint coordinator
Kris Sandberg .... lead dresser
Laura Schneider .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Tim Archer .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin B. Barron .... sound re-recording mixer
Bernardo Six Costa .... boom operator
Randy Kiss .... sound re-recording mixer
Randy Kiss .... sound supervisor
Jason Segal .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Eron Carruth .... special effects assistant
Brett Chan .... stunt performer
Andrew Chin .... stunts
Chad Sayn .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Akester .... still photographer
Jeff Cassidy .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Damon J. Evans .... best boy electric
Andre Gheorghiu .... motion picture video coordinator
Jesse Keay .... gaffer
Garrett LaLonde .... grip
Wayne MacConnell .... camera operator: "a" camera
Boris Martens .... second assistant camera: 'a' camera
Nathan McTague .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Marc Nolet .... first company grip
Richard Walden .... camera operator: "b" camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Church .... set costume supervisor
Brittany Elchuk .... background costumer
Brittany Elchuk .... extras costumer
Oriana Graber .... assistant costume designer
Tina Wilson .... truck costumer
Editorial Department
Colin G. Cooper .... assistant editor (as Colin Cooper)
Gary Shaw .... senior colorist
Location Management
Dan Carr .... location manager
Music Department
Rob Heaney .... music mixer
Simon Charrier .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Suki Ardawa .... transportation
Kam Dhesi .... transportation captain
Jim Papadogambros .... driver: cast
Amar Sangha .... transportation captain
John Sorenson .... driver: cast
Other crew
Ryan Doucette .... producers asssistant
Bernard Eatmon .... script supervisor
Wyatt Fossett .... key production assistant
Lukasz Gosek .... production assistant
Conrad Janzen .... key production assistant
Brynn Kinnee .... background coordinator
Daniel Labossiere .... production assistant
Lana Otoya .... production assistant
Campbell Watson .... chef
Marnie Young .... business affairs

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Based on a true storySee more »
Factual errors: In the scene where Tiffany gives the officers the e-mail she hacked, behind the officers was a picture of Barack Obama. The Tiffany Rubin case took place between the years of 2007 and 2008. George W. Bush was still president at that time.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (2011) (TV)See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A mom's fight for her child..., 16 June 2015
Author: Reno Rangan from Somewhere in the Cosmos

Based on the true stories have always fascinated me. We can read those stories as one page article in a newspaper, but watching it in a motion picture is totally different and give a closer experience to the original event. I've seen variety of 'taken' and 'abducted' movies that inspired by the real incidents and this one is not bad at all in contrast to its budget. Minimal cast, descent performances, enthralling storytelling, overall a good movie as for the standard to be a television movie.

One thing these movies teach us is the importance of family and its members. To see their struggle to retrieve the loved one makes our heart melt. This film is about a mother whose son, Kobe was taken away by none other than her ex husband, the child's biological father against her will and the law. To find out where they are, who's going to help her and will they reunite is the remaining story told in a exciting way. The thrilling last scene was good, intrigued by the acceleration. Since it was no a fiction, definitely worth a watch.


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