Taken (DVD)

Catalogue Number: 452-7322

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Taken (DVD)

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Released: 09/02/09

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Synopsis

Liam Neeson is an unstoppable force in this adrenaline-fuelled thriller from director Pierre Morel. Bryan (Neeson) has taken early retirement from the CIA in order to live closer to his teenage daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). Bryan's government work kept him away from Kim for much of her childhood, and he's now trying to make up for lost time. When Kim announces that she's taking a trip to Paris with her friend Amanda (Katie Cassidy), Bryan is apprehensive about her travelling on her own. His worst fear is soon realized, as Kim and Amanda are abducted upon their arrival in France. Bryan immediately springs into action, using his well-honed CIA skills to piece together clues from a single, frantic phone call he received from Kim. He hops a plane to Paris, determined to rescue his daughter before she falls off the grid completely. With some help from his old CIA buddies, he tracks down the kidnappers--an Albanian crime ring known for selling young girls into the S*X trade. He quickly takes matters into his own hands, plowing his way through Paris's underworld as the clock ticks down and the bullets fly. His search propels him into the upper echelons of a massive crime ring, putting him closer and closer to his beloved daughter.




Neeson is known for tackling extremely cerebral roles, so it is interesting to see him in full-on action-hero mode. In TAKEN he is no less than a crime-fighting machine--a Bourne/Bond hybrid with a deathly serious baritone. And while he spends most of the film firing Uzis and snapping necks, he still manages to deliver a moving performance as an estranged father fighting for what he loves most in the world. The film undeniably owes a lot to Neeson's acting chops. He manages to raise this rather thinly plotted, deeply violent film a bar above your typical action fare.

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Cast & Crew

Actor
Liam Neeson
Famke Janssen
Maggie Grace
Leland Orser
Jon Gries
David Warshofsky
Holly Valance
Katie Cassidy
Xander Berkeley
Olivier Rabourdin
Gerard Watkins
Arben Bajraktaraj
Nathan Rippy
Camille Japy
Nicolas Giraud
Goran Kostic
Marc Amyot
Rasha Bukvic
Mathieu Busson
Michel Flash
Rubens Hyka
Art Director
Nanci B. Roberts
Composer
Nathaniel Mechaly
Costume Designer
Olivier Beriot
Director of Photography
Michel Abramowicz
Editor
Frederic Thoraval
Producer
Luc Besson
Pierre-Ange Le Pogam
India Osborne
Production Designer
Hugues Tissandier
Screenwriter
Robert Mark Kamen
Luc Besson
Voice
Harry Shearer
Director
Pierre Morel

Key Information

Classification
18
Consumer Advice
Contains strong violence and extended scene of torture
Duration (mins)
89
UV Copy Included
N
Type
DVD
Studio
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Number Of Discs
1
Production
Film
Boxset
N
Region
2
Genre
Action & Adventure

Variant

Type
DVD

Features

Special Features
Making-of\Production featurettes
Subtitles
English
Language
English
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