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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 »


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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

John Singleton: Can be seen on board the train wearing a tan shirt sitting in a booth when Karen goes to get food for her and Nathan. He is also seen again when Nathan enters the same room. See more »

Goofs

Nathan and Karen are told to go to Clarendon Boulevard, but actually go to Clarendon Avenue (which 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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Twist
Written by Nanna Øland Fabricius and Ryan Michael Breen
Performed by Nanna Øland Fabricius (as Oh Land)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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All round terrible.
6 October 2011 | by Troy_CampbellSee all my reviews

I'll admit it, I thought the trailer for this action-thriller looked pretty good and, despite it being a Taylor Lautner vehicle, was quietly excited about seeing it. Well why shouldn't I have been? It stars legendary thespians Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina, as well as respected actors Jason Isaacs and Maria Bello. And the close quarters combat looked appealing too. I figured it couldn't be too bad. I was wrong. Way wrong. One of the worse blockbusters to grace our cinemas in recent times, Abduction demonstrates just how poor a film can be when those involved are only there for the money. The aforementioned veteran cast are positively woeful, John Singleton's direction is stilted and lead star Lautner (you may know him as Jacob from Twilight) has a long way to go before he will make a decent headliner. With crappy special effects and a forgettable soundtrack, this is all round terrible.


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