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Taken 2 (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 5 October 2012 (USA)
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In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

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Olivier Megaton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Bryan Mills
Maggie Grace ... Kim
Famke Janssen ... Lenore
Leland Orser ... Sam
Jon Gries ... Casey
D.B. Sweeney ... Bernie
Luke Grimes ... Jamie
Rade Serbedzija ... Murad Krasniqi (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Kevork Malikyan ... Inspector Durmaz
Alain Figlarz ... Suko
Frank Alvarez ... Car Wash Attendant
Murat Tuncelli Murat Tuncelli ... Custom Officer Albania
Ali Yildirim Ali Yildirim ... Imam
Ergun Kuyucu Ergun Kuyucu ... Mirko
Cengiz Bozkurt ... Border Guard #1
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Storyline

The retired CIA agent Bryan Mills invites his teenage daughter Kim and his ex-wife Lenore, who has separated from her second husband, to spend a couple of days in Istanbul where he is working. Meanwhile, the patriarch of the community of the Albanian gang of human trafficking, Murad Krasniqi, seeks revenge for the death of his son and organizes another gang to kidnap Bryan and his family. Bryan and Lenore are abducted by the Albanians, but Kim escapes and is the only hope that Bryan has to escape and save Lenore. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They want revenge, They chose the wrong guy. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Diego Boneta and Xavier Samuel auditioned for the role that ultimately went to Luke Grimes. See more »

Goofs

When Mills is at the hotel and receives an envelope containing money, he tucks it in his jacket pocket. The jacket it clearly buttoned up and he doesn't unbutton it, however in the next scene when he pulls out his phone, it is unbuttoned. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Murad: He slaughtered our men, our brothers, our sons. The dead cry out to us for justice. On their souls, I swear to you. The man who took our loved ones from us, the man who has brought us such pain and sorrow, we will find him. We will bring him here. We will not rest until his blood flows into this very ground. We will have our revenge.
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Crazy Credits

The last shot of the credits states: "The making and legal distribution of this film supported over 14,000 jobs and involved over 600,000 work hours." This is the first movie with such message of Fox campaign to educate consumers on economic impact of film and TV. Later on, other Fox-produced films are featuring this message. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by the filmmakers after the BBFC informed them a '15' rating would likely be given to the film. Three scenes of violence and threatening scenes were edited and a '12A' rating was then given. See more »

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Written by Daghan Baydur, Ezra Baydur, Sarah Baydur
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Such a shame
3 October 2012 | by whitesocks_1See all my reviews

I am a big fan of the first taken movie, it not only had professional cinematography but great action, suspense and originality. Now this sequel i am ashamed to say was a money grab by the producers. Now Luc Besson and Robert wrote the original script without being pressured by their superiors to be limited to a marketable plot, unfortunately thats what has happened to Taken 2.

The plot follows Liam Neeson after the events of the original and well its the pretty much an identical situation.

The climax however is the main issue , it's rushed. It just happens and I was left wondering why it just ended so fast.

I cannot say this movie was terrible because it wasn't, it was just a movie that could not even close live up to its predecessor due to lack of depth and originality.

Don't waste your money at the cinemas Wait till its on DVD


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Country:

France | USA | Turkey | UK

Language:

English | Turkish | Arabic

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taken 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Turkey See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,514,769, 7 October 2012

Gross USA:

$139,854,287

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$376,152,455
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2.35 : 1
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