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Abduction (2011)

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A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.

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John Singleton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Andolina Jake Andolina ... CIA Man
Oriah Acima Andrews Oriah Acima Andrews ... Riah
Ken Arnold ... Thermal
Maria Bello ... Mara
Steve Blass Steve Blass ... Game Announcer
Derek Burnell Derek Burnell ... Hot Dog Vendor
Benjamin J. Cain Jr. ... Driver (as Ben Cain)
Holly Scott Cavanaugh Holly Scott Cavanaugh ... Mrs. Murphy
Radick Cembrzynski ... Kozlow's Tech
Richard Cetrone ... Gregory
Mike Clark Mike Clark ... News Reporter
Lily Collins ... Karen
Jack Erdie ... Short Sleeves
Rita Gregory ... Nurse
Tim Griffin ... Red Flannel
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High school seniors Nathan and Karen find a website with photos of children who are missing or believed abducted. One of the photos is of Nathan as a child, putting into question the identities of the couple whom he's always called Mom and Dad. Contacting the site to learn more only results in Nathan becoming the target of an intense, high-tech, international manhunt. Before his "parents" can explain themselves, they are executed by hired guns, and Nathan is on the run with Karen in tow (who just happened to be there at the wrong time). Phone use by either of them only connects directly to a man claiming to be C.I.A., in whom they find reasons not to trust. With encroaching shootouts, car chases, hand-to-hand combat and explosions around them, this seems quite much for a mere case of child abduction, and Nathan can only rely on the wrestling, boxing and martial arts skills taught by his "dad" to protect both himself and Karen as they follow a lead to find Martin, Nathan's biological ... Written by statmanjeff

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The fight for the truth will be the fight of his life. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins met on the set and dated. See more »

Goofs

Nathan and Karen are told to go to 3411 Clarendon Boulevard Apt#2, but actually end up going to Clarendon Avenue Apt 202 (the street and apt # are both wrong, but actually turns out to be the right place). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nathan: [screaming] Whoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo! Whoo! Yeah, baby! Yeah, Gilly, get out here!
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.110 (2012) See more »

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Novocaine Lips
Written by Matthew Bair and Ronald Jackson
Performed by Matthew Koma
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I paid more for a sneak preview movie that was barely mediocre, had plenty of loopholes and raw acting, but at least there's Taylor Lautner
23 September 2011 | by Celesta8See all my reviews

I managed to convince my friends to watch this movie because I told them the trailer was killer. But, boy was I proved wrong. The movie was a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

Sneak preview tickets are more expensive than normal movies. But I thought it was gonna be good so I paid for it. Only to end up watching a very bland, non-climactic movie with a very poorly written storyline. The only highlight of the show was seeing Taylor Lautner acting as a normal high school kid instead of a werewolf. But still, sad to say his acting had no charisma at all. His co-actress Lily Collins was no better, or maybe it was just her character that was so unlikeable, it made the whole movie really draggy.

First quarter of the movie was still fine, but then it started to get cheesy.... There were so many loopholes in the movie and it just feels like the script and plot were very poorly planned. I sense sloppy work there. I left the theatre feeling so bewildered. So you might say:"it's just a movie.... not everything makes sense" But comparing to big action-spy movie names like Bourne, Mission Impossible and Die Hard which have delivered an excellent movie experiences which leaves you at the edge of your seat, Abduction feels more like a chick-flick packed with more action, or maybe a budget action film. It's very subtle.

The parts I enjoyed in the movie was the presence of veterans like Sigourney Weaver, Mario Bello and my favourite, Jason Isaacs who plays Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films. They are always a joy to have and see in movies.

I wouldn't recommend watching this movie. Unless you just want to see Taylor Lautner, I would rather you give this show a miss. If you really want to go for it, don't get your hopes too high.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,925,253, 25 September 2011

Gross USA:

$28,087,155

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,087,155
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2.35 : 1
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