Taken (2008)

They took his daughter. He'll take their lives.

Blu-ray, 1h 30min
Rating: 7.8
Votes: 549280
Languages: English, French, Albanian, Arabic
Country: France, USA
Director: Pierre Morel

Plot outline

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

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A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris. - Votesmall

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. - Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After reluctantly agreeing to let his 17-year-old daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace), go to France with her best friend, Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) is horrified to hear that she is kidnapped by an Albanian gang whose specialty is prostitution rings. With only 96 hours to go before he'll never find her again, Bryan rushes to France to save her. As a former CIA agent, he has all the skills necessary to rescue her - if he can only find her. - The Mariah

Former CIA agent Bryan Mills reluctantly agrees to let his 17 year old daughter Kim go to Paris on a trip. His ex-wife Lenore and her new husband Stuart are all for it and Kim sets off with a friend. On arrival in Paris however, Kim and her friend are kidnapped by mobsters running a slavery-prostitution ring. Bryan's only lead is a short snippet of a conversation from when Kim phoned him in a panic. With that, he's able to identify the origin of the speaker and which criminal gang he's with. Once in Paris, he quickly shows everyone connected with the case that he will stop at nothing to get his daughter back. - garykmcd

Divorced and almost retired, former CIA agent Bryan Mills, struggles to spend more time with his only daughter, the 17-year-old lively Kim, yearning to bridge the gap between them. However, when Mills reluctantly gives his permission to let Kim and her friend Amanda travel to Paris, his fears will be justified as the two naive girls will get kidnapped on the same afternoon of their arrival, captured by a ruthless white-slavery ring. Now, the solitary seasoned veteran has less than 96 hours to rescue his daughter, and the clock is ticking. Can Mills make it against the well-prepared kidnappers? - Nick Riganas