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Abduction (2011)

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A thriller centered on a young man who 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

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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Storyline

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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What if your entire life was a lie? 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abduction See more »

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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2010 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

In the hospital, Nathan doesn't tell Karen who Dr. Bennett is, yet, after a contiguous action sequence, the next morning in the woods, Karen knows that Dr. Bennett is his therapist. 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 Sardonicast: Sardonicast #30: Climax, After Hours (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Novocaine Lips
Written by Matthew Bair and Ronald Jackson
Performed by Matthew Koma
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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27 September 2011 | by starcj70See all my reviews

I actually liked this movie. I went to see it with my 17 year old daughter. I'm not a fan of twilight after the first movie I wasn't interested. I LOVED Maria Bello and Jason Isaacs. I LOVED the action it was pretty good. That acting wasn't THAT bad. I could help but think... that's doc oc for Molina. I expected to see Spiderman spinning a web somewhere. I blame the writing on this one. In my house we group movies into 4 groups. Definitely must see in theater, Matinée prices..we'll take a chance, DVD when it comes to red box, and never watch. This is in round number 3. I paid 5 bucks to see this one. Lautner is an okay actor in this one. Lily was heavy in the eyebrow department. I'm not expecting great acting out of a movie like this one. Entertainment value alone gives it a good rating for me.


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