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.


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


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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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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Did You Know?


Forest Whitaker (Franck Dotzler) usually plays a political or law enforcement character in other movies. In many of them he has a chess figure with him throughout the film. In this case, it was a knight. See more »


When the 18-wheeler locks up its brakes and begins sliding, it must necessarily be slowing down. It could not have been going so fast to begin with that, after sliding on its locked brakes for a second or 3, its trailer could not only whack a full-size SUV hard enough to flip it forward; but then also break all the transport locks and throw its container airborne 100 feet before smashing onto a car. See more »


Bryan Mills: You wanna know what I think?
Kim Mills: Yeah.
Bryan Mills: I mean, it's a lot of work. It's a lot of responsibility. With your lifestyle the way it is at the moment, with college. With a puppy you have to be there all the time and feed it, walk it.
Kim Mills: Yeah.
Bryan Mills: It's no different than having a kid.
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Alternate Versions

Home video releases feature both the theatrical cut and an extended unrated version. See more »


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Strange Land
Written by Mark Hart (as Hart) and Steve Dudas (as Dudas)
(p) & (c) The Extreme Music Library Ltd
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"Don't Be Such A Pessimist" (Cool Dialog)
23 January 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Let's review.

(Quoting from my IMDb reviews of the first two) Taken 1 was one of those unexpected surprises that keeps the wheels in Tinseltown turning. It turned Neeson, a very competent actor, into filmdom's oldest and newest action hero. A neat trick. It was actually a very well made product and even with all the attention, still under-rated. It was better than people thought.

OK, to be clear. Neeson was not getting any younger and when offered Taken 2, he took it. Sorry for the pun. Taken 2 was not so much a film as an IQ test. If you thought it was in the same class as Taken 1, you failed the test. Sorry. The truth hurts.

To atone for Taken 2, Neeson did the Tombstone flic. It was great and showed the world he was still an A-list actor. Apology accepted.

Hollywood never ever leaves money on the table. Which brings us to Taken 3. Not really a Taken movie, more of what you would expect if they wanted to do a TV series on the Neeson character and they started with a long pilot.

It is much better than Taken 2 but then again so is footage of your dog's birthday party.

It is not bad. Depends on your expectations.

High expectations, you will not be happy.

Bored and want to spend time with Liam?You could do worse.

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Release Date:

9 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

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$39,201,657, 11 January 2015

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