Taken

Synopsis: Seventeen year-old Kim is the pride and joy of her father Bryan Mills. Bryan is a retired agent who left the Central Intelligence Agency to be near Kim in California. Kim lives with her mother Lenore and her wealthy stepfather Stuart. Kim manages to convince her reluctant father to allow her to travel to Paris with her friend Amanda. When the girls arrive in Paris they share a cab with a stranger named Peter, and Amanda lets it slip that they are alone in Paris. Using this information an Albanian gang of human traffickers kidnaps the girls. Kim barely has time to call her father and give him information. Her father gets to speak briefly to one of the kidnappers and he promises to kill the kidnappers if they do not let his daughter go free. The kidnapper wishes him "good luck," so Bryan Mills travels to Paris to search for his daughter and her friend.
Director(s): Pierre Morel
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Metacritic:
50
Rotten Tomatoes:
58%
PG-13
Year:
2008
93 min
$144,924,285
Website
9,073 Views


- Mr. Mills, how are you?

- I'm fine.

- How are you?

- Fine.

- I suppose you wanna see it again?

- If you don't mind.

- You know where it is.

- Oh, yeah.

If I charged you a dollar every time

you came to examine the machine...

...you'd probably own it.

It's the one all the pros use.

Mariah Carey. Beyonc. Gwen Stefani.

Really? Who's Beyonc?

Just kidding. I'll take it.

Excuse me, sir.

The adult party's in the front.

- I'm Kim's father.

- Excuse me, I work for her father.

- Her real father.

- It's okay, Cyril. I got it.

- Hello, Bryan.

- Lenore.

I just wanted to give Kim her present.

We're letting the kids

have their space.

- Put it with the others.

- I wanna give it to her myself.

- Still having trouble following the rules.

- Oh, come on, Lennie.

- I've asked you not to call me that.

- Excuse me. Lenore.

- Dad!

- Oh, my darling.

- Hi.

- Hello, my sweet.

- Happy birthday.

- I was telling your father...

...how we arranged the presents.

- Here.

It's bad manners to open the one...

...and not the others.

- Go on. Open it.

- Cool.

- A karaoke machine?

- Well, I figured she wants to be a singer.

- When she was 12, Bryan.

- We've moved on.

- Thank you, Daddy.

My pleasure.

- I still wanna be a singer. Don't tell Mom.

- You got it.

Here. One for the book.

- We have a professional photographer.

- Big smile, sweetie.

That's my girl.

Oh, my God. Oh, my God!

Oh, my God! Oh, my God!

Oh, my God!

Oh, my... Stuart!

Stuart, I love you! I love you!

I love you!

Happy birthday, sweetie.

- Oh, Stuart, you're impossible.

- I know.

- Hey, Bryan.

- Stuart.

- She's not a little girl anymore, huh?

- I guess not.

- Will you join us for lunch?

- No, thanks.

I just wanted to be here

to wish her a happy birthday.

- Good to see you, Bryan.

- You too.

Thanks.

- Hey.

- Hey.

You forgot.

Come on in.

It's not like I didn't call to remind you.

Third Saturday in May?

- Red meat, red wine? Sound familiar?

- He probably had a lot on his mind.

Yeah, the busy life of a retiree.

Every day a new adventure.

What does a retiree do, anyway?

Take naps? Play golf?

- Hit on rich widows?

- That takes care of the morning.

Yeah, well, come on, guys.

You know why I'm here.

Yeah, how's that going?

Okay. We had her birthday today.

Can you believe my Kimmy's 17?

Seventeen?

- To Kim.

- Lennie still got a hard-on for you?

She's not Lennie anymore.

She's Lenore.

Oh, she's still got a hard-on.

- And the husband?

- The same. Perfect.

- Dig deep enough, there's always sh*t.

- We can dig if you want us to dig.

What, you think he hasn't

done it already?

Thank you, Bernie.

- How's Kimmy?

- Good. She's good.

Yeah? She sleep over yet?

Well, let's say we're working on it.

She appreciate the fact

that you've given up your life...

...in order to be closer to her?

What a life, huh?

Hey, remember Beirut

after the chief disappeared?

Bry was in deep with that

crazy sheik from Hezbollah?

The guy said he'd get us inside

then disappeared.

We're scrambling to get the hell out...

...before we get taken down

and where are you?

I promised never to miss her birthday.

Yeah, that went down well

at Langley...

...when they found out

you flew the coop...

...to attend your child's birthday

Where did you say

your next posting was?

The Arctic Circle spying on penguins,

I believe it was.

No, penguins live in Antarctica.

Actually, it was Alaska.

What's your point, Sam?

My point is we have an open space.

Say the word, it's yours.

Who likes theirs rare?

- Guys.

- See you, Bryan.

- Good night, guys.

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Luc Besson

Luc Besson is a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. He directed or produced the films Subway, The Big Blue, and Nikita. more…

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