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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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This time, they come for him. 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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Trivia

When St. John is telling Mills about Oleg Malinkov, he states Malinkov was in the Russian army when they invaded Afghanistan. Sam Spruell, who plays Malinkov, was in reality almost three years old when that occurred. He was born in January, 1977, and the invasion of Afghanistan occurred in December, 1979. See more »

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The dates of text messages are in French. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Kim Mills: If it's a girl, we'd like to name her after mom.
Bryan Mills: She'd like that very much, Kim.
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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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Studio C: Episode #5.8 (2014) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill) & Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill)
(c) 1935 Summy Birchard Company
With Courtesy of Warner Chappell Music France
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"It ends here" is good advice
11 January 2015 | by rogerdarlingtonSee all my reviews

In the beginning, former special forces expert Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) found that his daughter was taken in Paris while, in the sequel, he himself was taken in Istanbul. Clearly Neeson took a bit of persuading to play the role a third time, but it would appear that three factors persuaded him: first, he didn't want to do any travelling this time (so all the shooting -in both senses of the word - is in the overly-familiar Los Angeles where he goes "down the rabbit hole"); second, apparently he didn't think anyone should be taken this time (and the writers obeyed the injunction until near the end when they just couldn't resist any more); and third, he wanted the money.

This is a movie which divides the critics and the public: the former have been very condescending about it but the later enjoy Mills using his special skills again and again (and you can't really blame them). The bad guys here are (mostly) Russians who have terrible accents and awful clothes (especially underwear), but it is always a pleasure to see Forest Whitaker (an intelligent member of the LAPD who knows the significance of a warm bagel). The tag line in the advertisements for "Taken 3" is "It ends here" and I think that would be a sensible decision (although I wouldn't guarantee it).


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Release Date:

9 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Taken 3 See more »

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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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