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Taken 

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Three families experience alien abductions over a period of five decades.

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Leslie Bohem
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dakota Fanning ...  Allie Keys 10 episodes, 2002
Matt Frewer ...  Dr. Chet Wakeman 6 episodes, 2002
Emily Bergl ...  Lisa Clarke - Adult 5 episodes, 2002
Heather Donahue ...  Mary Crawford - Adult 5 episodes, 2002
Joel Gretsch ...  Colonel Owen Crawford / ... 5 episodes, 2002
Adam Kaufman ...  Charlie Keys - Adult 5 episodes, 2002
John Hawkes ...  Marty Erickson / ... 5 episodes, 2002
Ryan Hurst ...  Tom Clarke - Adult 5 episodes, 2002
Camille Sullivan ...  Nina Toth - Adult 5 episodes, 2002
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Storyline

Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by aliens during the war; the Roswell incident transforms Owen Crawford from ambitious Air Force captain to evil shadow government conspirator; the unhappily married Sally Clarke is impregnated by an alien visitor. As the decades go by, the heirs of each are affected by the machinations of the aliens, culminating with the birth of Allie Keys, who is the final product of the aliens' experimentation and holds the key to their future. Written by Ronos

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Some secrets we keep. Some are kept from us. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steven Spielberg Presents Taken See more »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)
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DreamWorks Television See more »
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Runtime:

(10 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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This is currently the most expensive film ever shot in Richmond, British Columbia, and pumped more money into the Vancouver suburb's economy than any other movie project. See more »

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The convenience store sells copies of the Vancouver Province newspaper. Also, there is a "British Columbia Surgeon General's Tobacco Warning" on the wall. See more »

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Maj. Owen Crawford: Can you imagine what would have happened to people if, in 1947, they thought that we were going to be invaded by aliens?
Sam Crawford: Gee, I don't know... growth of the military-industrial complex? Trials to see if you were an alien sympathizer?
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References Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »

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Oh my God, WHAT A WASTE OF TIME!!
26 October 2003 | by simoudisSee all my reviews

"Sometimes, I wish Steven Spielberg was taken..." to paraphrase an opening quote to this wasteful piece of cliches that should have taken about 45 minutes to summarize instead of 10 LONG hours.

The effects are beyond cheesy, the X-Files references without the classy intellectuality, etc etc etc. The little aphorism-quotes reading like a 6th-grade report - and read with the same conviction as well.

I mean, what happened here? Is Spielberg in another planet and cannot be reached for comment? How can anyone assume that a film-maker of his gifts could be so out of tune with reality and what is currently acceptable as entertainment?

The writing of the series is appalling - and that's during the GOOD parts - and the treatment of this subject is juvenile.

Artificial, out of touch, tasteless, intellectually unstimulating, patronizing and just plainly awful.


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