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Taken 

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Three families experience alien abductions over a period of five decades.

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Leslie Bohem
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dakota Fanning ...  Allie Keys 10 episodes, 2002
Matt Frewer ...  Dr. Chet Wakeman 6 episodes, 2002
Emily Bergl ...  Lisa Clarke - Adult 5 episodes, 2002
Heather Donahue ...  Mary Crawford - Adult 5 episodes, 2002
Joel Gretsch ...  Colonel Owen Crawford / ... 5 episodes, 2002
Adam Kaufman ...  Charlie Keys - Adult 5 episodes, 2002
John Hawkes ...  Marty Erickson / ... 5 episodes, 2002
Ryan Hurst ...  Tom Clarke - Adult 5 episodes, 2002
Camille Sullivan ...  Nina Toth - Adult 5 episodes, 2002
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Storyline

Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by aliens during the war; the Roswell incident transforms Owen Crawford from ambitious Air Force captain to evil shadow government conspirator; the unhappily married Sally Clarke is impregnated by an alien visitor. As the decades go by, the heirs of each are affected by the machinations of the aliens, culminating with the birth of Allie Keys, who is the final product of the aliens' experimentation and holds the key to their future. Written by Ronos

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3 Families. 4 Generations. 50 Years of Alien Encounters. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Steven Spielberg Presents Taken See more »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)
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DreamWorks Television See more »
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Runtime:

(10 parts)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The character 'Allie Keys' was ranked #16 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (1 August 2004 issue). See more »

Goofs

At the end of "Maintenance", the last day shown is November 8th, 1980. When that date first appears on the screen, it is daylight. Then we see Eric waiting for Becky to get out of her house (in order to live with her to Maine), it is then night time. When she doesn't go out he decides to hit the road back to his military base and finish packing up. When he enters the base, it is daylight again. However, when he finally takes off to Maine, while he is on the road, it is night time again and the date shown is still November 8th, 1980. It should be November 9th (or later) since at least one day and a half separates the scene when that date first appeared and the last scene it appears in. See more »

Quotes

Allison Clarke: My grandfather used to tell my mom that kids should never have to worry about anything more serious than baseball. Everything you need to know is there. It has success and failure, moments when you come together and moments where you stand alone. And it has an ending. Not a clock, like in other sports, but an ending. And that, my grandfather said to my mom, is as close as a kid should have to come to that sort of thing.
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Keeps the viewer's attention throughout
30 November 2003 | by Q-ManSee all my reviews

This is a long series, but it kept my interest throughout. There are a few detours from the main plot, but it all contributes. I've seen miniseries that start out really well, then fizzle out at the end, "the Stand" being a good example. This series is rewarding to watch. The acting is good and the plot is consistent. It is not like the X-Files (which I do like), where the explanations never make sense. Taken takes us to a logical conclusion.


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