Name all the movies this was "Taken" from

by alphamonkey on January 6, 2009 · 10 comments

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Here’s the extended trailer for Liam Neeson’s new flick Taken, about a father whose child is stolen while overseas, due out in theaters the end of January. I can count at least eight films this steals from, all mashed together in that special way only films hitting theaters in the dead of Winter can achieve. How many can you name?

Here’s one to help get you started – Ransom.

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  • .alphamonkey.

    Let’s see… Hardcore, Frantic, Missing, 8mm, and what the hell let’s say some Apple Dumpling Gang as well.

  • Cap’n Carrot

    Don’t forget Trade and Cellular

  • MavMurdoc

    Even though this isn’t the first we’ve seen of a movie like this, I would dare say it’s the best. I watched it just the other night, and it was fun from beginning to end. I couldn’t help but think that this is what would happen if Jason Borne’s kid was taken.

  • .alphamonkey.

    Soooo, what you’re telling me is that this is kinda what the Bourne Ultimatum would be if they actually followed Ludlum’s plotlines…

  • Your Good Twin

    Man on Fire? Payback? Hell, even a bit Die Hard 4. But yeah, we get the point. It’s definitely completely uninspired. It completely feels like it came out of a studio meeting for a winter tentpole where one of them said “Hey, how about we combine a daughter kidnap movie with a Bourne movie?”

  • Cap’n Carrot

    Can’t believe I forgot Commando.

  • .alphamonkey.

    “I eat Green Berets for breakfast!”

    Best line ever.

  • Cap’n Carrot


    What about –

    “Bitches, leave.”

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