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Taken (1999)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 1 June 2000 (USA)
A kidnapped businessman, finding out that no one is willing to pay the ransom to save his life, befriends his aggressor.


Max Fischer


Pierre Lapointe

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dabney Coleman ... Ethan Grover
Stewart Bick Stewart Bick ... Alan Cross
Dennis Boutsikaris ... Bill McMurtrey
Linda Smith Linda Smith ... Judy Grover
Michael Rudder Michael Rudder ... Syd Brooks
Dorothée Berryman ... Sandra Mathers
Brett Watson Brett Watson ... Alex
Michel Perron Michel Perron ... Murphy
Carl Alacchi ... Pizzolo
Zhenhu Han Zhenhu Han ... Theodore Kim (as Zenhu Han)
Hondo Flemming Hondo Flemming ... Hondo
Noel Burton Noel Burton ... Manager
Erwin Potitt Erwin Potitt ... Mr. Zaninger
Isabel Dos Santos Isabel Dos Santos ... Rosa
Mark Trafford Mark Trafford ... Plant Supervisor


Wealthy manufacturer Ethan Grover is being held for $2,000,000 ransom; his wife (who stands to inherit the company and collect on a huge life insurance policy) is reluctant to pay. Alan, the company's V.P. with whom she's been having an affair, urges her to get the money, but he may have ulterior motives. Along with Syd, the company's CFO, Alan's been investing company funds off the books to make a quick buck. Syd has his own problems, so he wouldn't mind seeing Ethan dead. Alarmed by his wife's indifference, Ethan has to figure out how to help the kidnaper get the ransom so he can get free. Can he pull it off while he's tied to a chair in an abandoned warehouse? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, sexuality, language and drug content | See all certifications »






Release Date:

1 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Verhängnisvolle Entführung See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Allegro Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


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Remake of Taken (1997) See more »

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I really liked it....
10 February 2002 | by darker9106See all my reviews

This movie was such a surprise. All of the performances were excellent.

It is interesting to note that everyone in this movie is up to no good in some way except for the secretary. I recommend watching this movie when there is nothing else on TV to watch or nothing else to rent on video. All in all, don't pass this one up. I really mean it. You will hate Dabney Colemans wife in this film!

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