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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First they took his daughter. Now they're coming for him. See more »

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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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Albeit they have no scenes in this film together, Rade Serbedzija and Maggie Grace actually played husband and wife in The Fog (2005). See more »

Goofs

The yellow Mercedes Benz taxi that is stolen by the Millses changes from the original launch shape of that particular W124 Mercedes Benz to the facelift W124 model and vice versa. See more »

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[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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Follows Taken (2008) See more »

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Dream Come True
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Movie deserves 7/10, but the director does not even deserve 0...
7 October 2012 | by RenovatioSelcukSee all my reviews

The movie was very good and Liam Neeson is one my favourite actors. it is great that Liam Neeson visited Turkey. I am sure that he impressed very much while he was there. However I just hated director's point of view about Istanbul, and Turkey. In some scenes you see some women wearing pitch black clothes as if they live in a country governed by Islamic rules . No!!! Turkey is not like that!!! Its constitution is more democratic than many 'democratic' countries in the world. And especially women had their rights before many 'democratic' countries in the world. For example Turkish women can vote or can be elected since 1934! Just check the history. You will see Turkish women had such rights before millions of others women living in other countries. But, I do not understand why there is not any Turkish women seen in the movie. All the movie was taken in very weird and suburban areas, and you do not see any women, but the guys. This is not Iran, this is Istanbul! I am very sorry about the director's attitude and I did not like it at all.

Turkey is a secular, democratic and modern country. You can see the people with very modern looking all over the city, not ninjas! The people of Turkey do not wear such a pitch black clothes like the people living in an Islamic country. Not only the appearance, but also the thoughts are modern and contemporary in Turkey! Why did director say a big lie to the world? Is there a political reason? Should a director act like a horrible politician?

I am fed up with seeing such horrible movies hiding the truth! Make movie of what you see, not hide the truth!

Movie certainly deserves 7 out of 10, but the director does not deserve even 0!

I hope my review was useful to correct some mistakes/lies about Istanbul...


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France | USA | Turkey | UK

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English | Turkish | Arabic

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Taken 2 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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