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Taken 2 (2012)

  • Rate: 6.3/10 total 64,809 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
  • Release Date: 5 October 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: 92 min
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  • IMDb page: Taken 2 (2012)
  • Rate: 6.3/10 total 64,809 votes 
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller
  • Release Date: 5 October 2012 (USA)
  • Runtime: 92 min
  • Filming Location: France
  • Budget: $45,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $283,799,275(Worldwide)(26 October 2012)
  • Director: Olivier Megaton
  • Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Nathaniel Méchaly   
  • Soundtrack: Tick of the Clock
  • Sound Mix: Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Albanian | Vacation | Revenge | Beating | Jumping From Height

Writing Credits By:

  • Luc Besson (written by) &
  • Robert Mark Kamen (written by)
  • Luc Besson (characters) &
  • Robert Mark Kamen (characters)

Known Trivia

  • Diego Boneta and Xavier Samuel auditioned for the role that went to Luke Grimes.

Goofs: Continuity: Despite the texi running into cars, walls, etc, it remains in virtual perfect condition throughout the entire chase scene.

Plot: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. Full summary »  »

Story: Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent, stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers. The father of one of the kidnappers has sworn revenge and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul. Bryan enlists his daughter to help them escape.Written by Anonymous  


Synopsis: The film opens with a funeral taking place in the small village of Tropoje, Albania. The funeral is attended by the Albanian mafia which several armed men stand over the graves of their fallen brothers. Their leader, Murad Hoxja (Rade Szerbedjia), tells them that they will have their revenge, and they will kill Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson).

The next scene takes place in Los Angeles where Bryan is working at a car wash. He goes to the home of his ex-wife Lenore (Famke Janssen) to see their daughter Kim (Maggie Grace). Lenore tells Bryan she is with her boyfriend. Bryan is clearly not thrilled to hear that. He drives over to the boyfriend’s house using a GPS he furtively put in Kim’s phone. He interrupts their make-out session and has Kim leave so she can continue practicing driving (she is now 18-years-old and failed her road test twice already). Kim is not happy that Bryan is still overprotective of her even after three years (the events of the first film when she was kidnapped by Albanian human traffikers).

In Paris, France, the Albanians break into the home of Bryan’s friend Jean-Claude and torture him for information on Bryan’s whereabouts, but Jean-Claude has no idea. The villains will later discover that Bryan is headed to Istanbul, Turkey on personal business.

The next day, Bryan goes to visit Lenore, only to find her crying because she has been fighting with Stuart, her husband, and as a result, he canceled their planned trip to China. Bryan suggests that she and Kim join him in Istanbul, but Lenore says she doesn’t want to impose.

Meanwhile, the Albanians arrive in Istanbul via a mountain pass as they await Bryan’s arrival. When he gets there, he stops at his hotel and makes a phone call to Lenore. He starts to leave a message, only to be surprised by her and Kim.

In his room, Bryan pulls out a trunk full of weapons. Kim and Lenore are staying in the next room. At night, Bryan and Kim take a ride on a boat on the Bostrophes, and Bryan not-so-subtly asks about her boyfriend Jamie. He asks if she loves him, but she doesn’t know yet. She mentions how Lenore described her relationship with Bryan before having Kim as being "magical".

The next day, Bryan and Lenore allow Kim to go off and have fun while they take a ride through the area from a local taxi driver. However, during the ride, Bryan senses danger. He tells the driver to go a certain route and begins telling Lenore to go back to his hotel room to be safe. She gets out of the car and runs away while Bryan takes the car from the driver. He tries calling Kim, but she is swimming in the hotel pool and doesn’t hear her phone. Lenore gets trapped and can’t make it out. A few Albanian thugs corner Bryan and he immediately begins to beat them up. However, one of them brings Lenore captured. He orders Bryan to drop his gun. He then calls Kim back and informs her that he and her mother are about to be taken. She is scared, but he tells her where to go to be safe because he knows they’ll look for her too. After he hangs up, he breaks the phone and they brutally assault him, and then capture him and Lenore.

Kim leaves the pool and heads to her room, then walks out the window to the next room where she hides in Bryan’s closet before the other thugs come in to find her. Security guards notices them, but the thugs kill them.

At the villain’s hideout, Bryan is tied by his wrists to a pipe. While he is alone, he takes out another hidden cellular phone and tries to call his friend Sam (Leland Orser) but gets no answer. He tries Kim again, and she tells him that she’s safe. After she gets out of the closet, Bryan tells her to get a grenade and toss it out the window onto a parking garage and to let him hear the explosion so he knows how close she is and where she can find him. He is forced to hang up and hide the device as Murad comes in. He shows him pictures of the last film’s villains, all of whom died at Bryan’s hands. Murad pulls out a picture of Marko, his son (the one Bryan killed by sticking him with the nails hooked to battery cables, electrocuting him until his heart burst). Bryan says he did what he did because they kidnapped his daughter, but Murad doesn’t care. He still intends on making Bryan suffer. He brings in Lenore and cuts her neck, then hangs her upside down with a bag over her head to see how long til the blood in her head is gone. He tells Byran that once they capture Kim that Murad will personally kill her and force Byran to watch before he personally kills Byran.

Bryan manages to free himself and get Lenore down. He calls Kim again and continues telling her where to go by throwing more grenades. He senses she is close and tells her where to go. He breaks a steam pipe and sends steam up a chimney, which he tells Kim to zero in on. Kim drops a gun down the chimney. He escapes from the hideout and starts killing more Albanians in a shootout. Meanwhile, Kim is roof-hopping and is eventually cornered by one thug, who gets shot by Bryan whom has escaped. He embraces a terrified Kim and takes her away.

They steal a taxicab as Bryan tries to get Lenore back in less than five minutes, which he ensures by setting a timer on Kim’s phone. He is too late, and the villains take Lenore away. He gets back to Kim, who is forced to drive the cab through the city away from the villains whom give chase in their own cars. Bryan tells her to drive to the American Embassy, and they eventually outrun the villains and crash through a booth after getting shot at. Bryan manages to call Sam again and asks him to contact anyone who can protect them. He tells Kim that the villains are hunting him, and she will be safe in the embassy. He promises he will find her mother.

Bryan eventually finds where Murad and his goons have taken Lenore. He storms the complex and continues killing off the bad guys, even getting into a prolonged fistfight with one goon who almost stabs Bryan, but he takes him out quickly and grabs his gun. He finally corners Murad in a small room with the gun. Bryan asks him if he has other sons. Murad says he has two. Bryan knows if he kills Murad, they will seek revenge as well, so he opts to spare Murad’s life because he is just tired of all the killing. He sets the gun down and starts to walk out. However, Murad grabs the gun and pulls the trigger as Bryan’s back is turned, only to discover the gun is empty. Bryan hands him the bullet he took out, and then easily snaps Murad’s neck, killing him. He goes over to Lenore, who is lying on the floor unconscious, but she comes to, and they embrace.

Three weeks later. Kim is taking her road test, and she passes. Bryan hugs her, and she invites him for a celebration. She takes him and Lenore to an ice cream parlor. The waitress brings four sundaes and in enters Kim’s boyfriend Jamie. She asks Bryan if it’s okay, and he appears not to be okay with it, but he lightens up and welcomes him to join them.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Luc Besson known as producer
  • Diloy Gülün known as line producer: Turkey
  • Michael Mandaville known as line producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Liam Neeson known as Bryan Mills
  • Maggie Grace known as Kim
  • Famke Janssen known as Lenore
  • Leland Orser known as Sam
  • Jon Gries known as Casey
  • D.B. Sweeney known as Bernie
  • Luke Grimes known as Jamie
  • Rade Serbedzija known as Murad Krasniqi (as Rade Sherbedgia)
  • Kevork Malikyan known as Inspector Durmaz
  • Alain Figlarz known as Suko
  • Frank Alvarez known as Car Wash Attendant
  • Murat Tuncelli known as Custom Officer Albania
  • Ali Yildirim known as Imam
  • Ergun Kuyucu known as Mirko
  • Cengiz Bozkurt known as Border Guard #1
  • Hakan Karahan known as Reception Clerk
  • Saruhan Sari known as Waiter
  • Naci Adigüzel known as Cheikh
  • Aclan Bates known as Cheikh's Aide (as Aclan Buyukturkoglu)
  • Mehmet Polat known as Hotel Driver
  • Yilmaz Kovan known as Hotel Thug #1
  • Erdogan Yavuz known as Hotel Thug #2
  • Luran Ahmeti known as Hotel Thug #3
  • Cengiz Daner known as Hotel Duty Officer
  • Melis Erman known as Maid Lockers
  • Erkan Üçüncü known as Barber
  • Ugur Ugural known as Man in Street
  • Alex Dawe known as Johnson
  • Olivier Rabourdin known as Jean-Claude
  • Michaël Vander-Meiren known as Jean-Claude's Driver
  • Rochelle Gregorie known as Jean-Claude's Concierge
  • Luenell known as Driving Instructor
  • Emre Melemez known as Hammam Attendant
  • Ilkay Akdagli known as Albanian Intelligence Officer
  • Mylène Pilutik known as Waitress
  • Nathan Rippy known as Newsreader
  • Atilla Pekoz known as Border Guard #2
  • Serdar Okten known as Custom Officer #1
  • Mesut Makul known as Custom Officer #2
  • Mustafa Akin known as Custom Officer #3
  • Murat Karatas known as Police Man Car #1
  • Cuneyt Yanar known as Police Man Car #2
  • Baris Adem known as Police Man Antique #1
  • Hasan Karagulle known as Police Man Antique #2
  • Gazenfer Kokoz known as Cop #1
  • Remzi Sezgin known as Cop #2
  • Ahmet Orhan Ozcam known as Tazi Driver Kim
  • Melike Acar known as Pool Attendant
  • Yasemin Yeltekin known as Pool Waiter
  • Baris Aydin known as Pool Man Newspaper
  • Kenneth James Dakan known as Marine
  • Adil Sak known as Coffin Puller
  • Bekir Aslantas known as Coffin Puller
  • Ercan Kurt known as Coffin Puller
  • Cetin Arik known as Coffin Puller
  • Tamer Avkapan known as Hammam Cop
  • Erasian Saglam known as Antique Shop #1
  • Mohammed Mouh known as Antique Shop #2
  • Julian Vinay known as DJ / Disco
  • Gaelle Oilleau known as Maid Hotel
  • Laura Bryce known as Sunset Surfer (uncredited)
  • Ryan Butcher known as Shooter (uncredited)
  • Özcan Özdemir known as Cop #3 (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Frédérique Arguello known as key hair stylist
  • Barbara Dally known as key hair stylist
  • Brian McManus known as key makeup artist
  • Myke Michaels known as makeup department head
  • Michael Nickiforek known as prosthetics fabrication
  • Steve Sosanna known as hair stylist
  • Steven R. Soussanna known as key hair stylist
  • Aya Yabuuchi known as key makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Armando Abarca known as lead man
  • Eray Bintas known as assistant property master: Turkey
  • Franck 'Frenchy' Brousse known as set dresser: Los Angeles
  • Asli Dadak known as assistant property master
  • Eda Dalcam known as art department coordinator: Turkey
  • Marie Dehaynin known as second assistant decorator
  • Stephanie Laurent Delarue known as second assistant art director
  • Jonathan Delerue known as storyboard artist
  • Daniel DuPont known as set dresser
  • Yann Dury known as assistant art director
  • Joshua Foster known as set dresser: Los Angeles
  • Tristan Girault known as property master
  • Paulo Gonçalves known as assistant property master
  • Yvan Hart known as head plasterer
  • George Hobbs known as assistant property master
  • Bastien Hulot known as painter
  • Virginie Irdel known as assistant art director
  • Dana MacDuff known as property master
  • Baptiste Magis known as second assistant art director
  • John Markovich known as set dresser: Los Angeles
  • Baris Yikilmaz known as first assistant art director
  • Atilla Yilmaz known as art director: Turkey
  • Eren Yilmaz known as assistant art director: Turkey
  • Fante Zamora known as set dressing gangboss: Los Angeles




Production Companies:

  • Europa Corp. (as EuropaCorp)
  • Grive Productions
  • Canal+ (with the participation of)
  • M6 Films (as M6) (with the participation of)
  • Ciné+ (as Cine+) (with the participation of)

Other Companies:

  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency
  • Rysk  poster design (uncredited)
  • Sessions Payroll Management  extras payroll services
  • Vantage Film  camera equipment provided by


  • 20th Century Fox (2012) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2013) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox (2012) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • 20th Century Fox de Argentina (2012) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Belga Films (2012) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Big Picture 2 Films (2012) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • EuropaCorp. Distribution (2012) (France) (theatrical)
  • Independent Films (2012) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Odeon (2012) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation (2012) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Universum Film (UFA) (2012) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • MediaPro Distribution (2012) (Romania) (all media)



Other Stuff

Visual Effects by:

  • Jean-Louis Autret known as visual effects artist
  • Jonathan Deniard known as digital compositor
  • Christophe Duflaut known as digital compositor
  • Anthony Fung known as digital effects
  • Stephan Guerin known as visual effects artist
  • Clément Hector known as digital compositor
  • Yann Leroux known as senior compositor
  • Rodney Musso known as assistant colorist
  • Laura Philippe known as digital compositor
  • Mehdi Tessier known as digital compositor

Release Date:

  • France 7 September 2012 (Deauville Film Festival)
  • France 8 September 2012 (Paris) (premiere)
  • Hong Kong 29 September 2012
  • Belgium 3 October 2012
  • France 3 October 2012
  • Switzerland 3 October 2012 (French speaking region)
  • Argentina 4 October 2012
  • Australia 4 October 2012
  • Bahrain 4 October 2012
  • Chile 4 October 2012
  • Croatia 4 October 2012
  • Denmark 4 October 2012
  • Ireland 4 October 2012
  • Israel 4 October 2012
  • Kuwait 4 October 2012
  • Philippines 4 October 2012
  • Portugal 4 October 2012
  • Russia 4 October 2012
  • Serbia 4 October 2012 (Belgrade) (premiere)
  • Singapore 4 October 2012
  • UK 4 October 2012
  • Brazil 5 October 2012
  • Canada 5 October 2012
  • Colombia 5 October 2012
  • Finland 5 October 2012
  • Iceland 5 October 2012
  • Mexico 5 October 2012
  • Norway 5 October 2012
  • Pakistan 5 October 2012
  • Poland 5 October 2012
  • Spain 5 October 2012
  • Sweden 5 October 2012
  • Taiwan 5 October 2012
  • Turkey 5 October 2012
  • USA 5 October 2012
  • Vietnam 5 October 2012
  • Cambodia 10 October 2012
  • Germany 11 October 2012
  • Greece 11 October 2012
  • Hungary 11 October 2012
  • Italy 11 October 2012
  • New Zealand 11 October 2012
  • Peru 11 October 2012
  • Slovenia 11 October 2012
  • Switzerland 11 October 2012 (German speaking region)
  • Bulgaria 12 October 2012
  • Estonia 12 October 2012
  • India 12 October 2012
  • South Africa 12 October 2012
  • Panama 19 October 2012
  • Lithuania 26 October 2012
  • Netherlands 22 November 2012
  • Republic of Macedonia 20 December 2012
  • Japan 11 January 2013

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sensuality



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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