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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

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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France | USA | Turkey | Germany

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:

$376,141,306
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| (Extended Version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When production was announced, it was not immediately clear if Liam Neeson would return for the lead role. Mickey Rourke was considered as a replacement, before Neeson confirmed his return. See more »

Goofs

Ever seen one of these funny Internet videos where a new military recruit practices throwing a hand grenade, fumbles it and is pulled into the trench by his instructor in the very nick of time? No way this obsessive father would let his untrained daughter anywhere near a grenade. 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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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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Let Me
Written by Phoebe Tolmer
Performed by Phoebe Killdeer & The Short Straws
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Good, but not great
6 October 2012 | by christianhhSee all my reviews

First off, I enjoyed the film, and think it was worth the money I paid to see it. While other reviewers have been beating this film down, I find that the story itself was carefully structured in the beginning and grants it believability from that point. By carefully structured, I'm mostly talking about the way an ex wife brings her daughter to Istambul to see her ex-husband.

The action sequences are, frankly, amazing. But not being an action junkie, I tend to go more for the story. What bothered me about the story was the portrayal of Kim Mills' boyfriend, and the resolution at the end of the film.

Just to note, the sequence on the rooftops of Istambul, someone mentioned it was believable, I wholeheartedly agree... let's just say one of the characters put guts and enthusiasm on display without suddenly becoming an expert... 'nuff said...

I loved Taken, I enjoyed Taken 2.


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