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Taken 3 (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 9 January 2015 (USA)
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Accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed, Bryan Mills goes on the run and brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.

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Olivier Megaton (as Olivier Mégaton)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Bryan Mills
Forest Whitaker ... Franck Dotzler
Famke Janssen ... Lenore St. John
Maggie Grace ... Kim Mills
Dougray Scott ... Stuart St. John
Sam Spruell ... Oleg Malankov
Don Harvey ... Garcia
Dylan Bruno ... Smith
Leland Orser ... Sam (Gilroy)
David Warshofsky ... Bernie (Harris)
Jon Gries ... (Mark) Casey
Jonny Weston ... Jimy
Andrew Borba ... Clarence
Judi Beecher ... Claire
Andrew Howard ... Maxim
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Storyline

Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his "particular set of skills," to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now - his daughter. Written by 20th Century Fox

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It Ends Here. See more »

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Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Sam Spruell (Oleg Malinkov) and Liam Neeson (Bryan Mills) have played together in two films. One was this film, and K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), where Liam Neeson was a Captain on the K19 Sub in Russia during the Cold War, and Sam Spruell was a crew member aboard. See more »

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(at around 32 mins) Not only are the signs incorrectly spelled "Departement" but also on the video display behind the lead officer. See more »

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Maxim: You know, if you stand in a field with a book of matches, you can have hundreds of rabbits in seconds like this. You know how?
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Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version was cut to reduce violence in order to get the more marketable 12A certificate. This version was also released in the US with a PG-13 rating. See more »


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Rad to the Bone
Written by Giles Edward Palmer
(p) & (c) The Extreme Music Library Ltd./MTV Songs Inc
With Courtesy of Extreme Music France
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Very thrilling and violent picture with a sensational Liam Neeson as relentless avenger father
17 January 2019 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Spectacular and moving following starred by the retired CIA operative Mills (Liam Neeson) with plenty of action-packed , thrills , suspense , violence and high body-count . This is a nice sequel released six years after the first , here Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose long awaited reconciliation with his ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen married to financer Stuart St. John : Dougray Scott ) is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered . Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police (law enforcement : Forest Whitaker , Don Harvey , Dylan Bruno) . For one last time, Mills must use his "particular set of skills," to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now - his daughter. Meanwhile , his daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) is pregnant and really affected for the killing . Shortly after , Mills is rescuing his daughter from the vicious killers . Then , Bryan enlists his daughter to help him and attempts to clear his name and he swears revenge and retaliation against the murdererers . He confronts his nasty enemies in order to find it out and is forced to once again take up violent means to survive . Mills takes the law on his own hands and acting as a merciless revenger . As he faces off a feared villian called Oleg Malinkov (Sam Spruell) , an ex-soldier who was in the Russian army when they invaded Afghanistan . First, they took his daughter. Now, they're coming for him. It Ends Here. They want revenge, They chose the wrong guy. This time, they come for him.

Nail-biting and extremely violent film with a phenomenal Liam Neeson as an implacable avenger daddy .This stirring film contains intrigue , thrills, chills, frenetic action, shootouts , long run time car pursuits , car crashes , and violent fights . From start to finish the noisy action and fast movement are unstopped . Liam Neeson acting as hard-rock , two-fisted retired agent is top-notch , doing all his own fight sequences for the movie , he is the wronged father who must lay his life on the line to protect his intimate family against time and an army of ominous Russian mobsters . Being well accompanied by Maggie Grace as daughter and Famke Janssen in a brief acting as his ex-wife , repeating efficiently their previous roles . Secondary cast is frankly good, such as : Forest Whitaker , Dougray Scott , Sam Spruell , Don Harvey ,David Warshofsky , Jon Gries , and Leland Orser , among others . Nice cinematography by cameraman Eric Kress , using Steadicam and zooms with numerous locations from Los Angeles . The musician Nathaniel Mechaly creates a thrilling , moving soundtrack fitting to frantic action . Lavishly produced by the successful French producer and director Luc Besson from his production company Eurocorps . The trilogy is formed by ¨Taken 1¨ (2008) by Pierre Morel with Maggie Grace , Xander Berkeley , Holy Valance , Katie Cassidy ; in which a gang of human traffickers abduct Kim who barely has time to call her dad and give him information about an Albanese kidnapper and then Bryan seeks vendetta . ¨Taken 2¨ (2012) by Oliver Megathon with D.B. Sweeney ,Luke Grimes , Jon Gries , Rade Serbedzija , set in Istanbul in which Bryan and Lenore are abducted by the Albanian father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. And this final "Taken 3" movie in the trilogy, at least this is what is expected at the time of production and release . This trilogy was shot as an R-rated film, but edited down to a PG-13 for its theatrical reléase .

The flick was compellingly directed by Oliver Meghaton who had previously directed other nice action films, such as ¨Taken 2¨, ¨Transporter 3¨ with Jason Statham , ¨The red siren¨ with Asia Argento and ¨Colombiana¨ with Zoe Saldana , also produced by Luc Besson . Megaton was formerly a graffiti artist and took his name from his birthday : the 6th of August 1965 is the 20th anniversary of the dropping of the Hiroshima A-bomb . Rating : 6.5/10 . Better than average sequel , well worth seeing . The picture will appeal to explosive action fans and Liam Neeson fans .


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Release Date:

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,201,657, 11 January 2015

Gross USA:

$89,256,424

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$326,479,141
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