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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.

Director:

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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Погоня 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,087,155

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,648,359
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Color

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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

Protective headgear is required to be worn in high school wrestling in Pennsylvania (and most of the United States), yet none of the wrestlers are wearing any. 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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References The Bourne Identity (2002) See more »

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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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Don't Even Bother Waiting For The DVD
29 September 2011 | by centaur84-650-156428See all my reviews

We've heard comparisons between Taylor Lautner and Matt Damon, which is frankly an insult to the latter.

Lautner may be a staple in the action genre in years to come but right now, the comparisons are premature. His performance is stoic at times, which is a problem that permeates through the rest of the cast. None of them except Lily Colins provide a convincing performance, which says a lot because the young actress isn't any good herself.

I won't even bother typing a synopsis here because you probably won't understand the film even after the end credits start rolling. The storyline is all over the place. The directing is terrible. The camera angles confuse you on many occasions.

The movie is riddled with scenes and sequences that seem to be ripped off other well known films like Death Proof, Disturbia and maybe even the Bourne series.

I felt like the movie came across unintentionally as a satire but I assure you the movie is a serious action flick that just fails to be... serious.

I really don't know what else to say apart from "this movie sucks!"

Yes, I used a cliché line to review a movie. But Abduction doesn't merit any further analysis. How it even got shown on the big screen is beyond me.


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