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Taken is a French action crime thriller film about a former CIA operative who tracks down his daughter's kidnappers after she is taken by human traffickers in France. The film starts by introducing Kim, a teenager who lives with her mother. The teen asks her mother for permission to travel to Paris with her friend, and her mother agrees. However, at the airport her father discovers that she is actually following U2 around Europe. Once she gets to Paris, she is kidnapped. Directed by Pierre Morel. Starring Liam Neeson, Magge Grace, and Famke Janssen.

Taken was released to only mixed reviews, but it went on to receive great financial success and generated a cult following. The film is said to have re-energized Liam Neeson's career and redefined him as a successful action film star. Continue reading for some quotes from the film Taken.


Singh: Mr. Mills, how are you?
Bryan: I'm fine. How are you?
Singh: Very fine. I suppose you want to see it again?
Bryan: You should know why I'm here.
Singh: You know where it is.
Bryan: Oh yeah.
Lenore: I don't get you.
Bryan: What?
Lenore: You sacrificed our marriage to the service of the country, you've made a mess of your life in the service of your country; can't you sacrifice a little one time for your own daughter?
Bryan: I would sacrifice anything for her.
Sam: The specialty of the groups coming out of this area is trafficking in women.
Bryan: Keep going.
Sam: Okay. Their previous MO was to offer women from the emerging East-European countries like Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria jobs in the west as maids and nannies. Once they smuggled them in, they'd addict them to drugs and turn them into prostitutes. Lately, however, they've decided that it's more economical just to kidnap traveling young women. Saves on transportation costs.
Lenore: [crying] Not my little baby.
Bryan: What else?
Sam: Based on what they know about the way these groups operate, our analyst says you have a ninety-six hour window from the time she was grabbed.
Bryan: To what?
Sam: To never finding her.
Saint Clair: Please understand...it was all business. It wasn't personal.
Bryan: It was all personal to me.
[unloads gun into Saint Clair]
Jean Claude: Ok, first we should find the spotter.
Bryan: I found him, hes dead.
Jean Claude: You'll found him that way?!... [sigh] Jean Claude: Graham, you can't just run around tearing down Paris..
Bryan: [cuts him off abruptly] Jean Claude, I'll tear down the Eiffel Tower if I have to!
Bryan: I have a daughter who wants to be a singer. I was wondering if you have any tips for her.
Diva: Yeah, I do. Tell her pick another career.
Kim: You don't have to worry.
Bryan: That's like telling water not to be wet, sweetie.
Bryan: I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let me daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.
Marko: [after a long pause] Good luck.
Bryan: Now's not the time for dick measuring, Stuart!
Diva: So I heard you want to be a singer?
Kim: I do.
Bryan: She does.
Diva: Well come on in. Let's see what you got.
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