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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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2002  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Three families. Four generations. Fifty years of secrets. See more »


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Tom Clarke is the only human character to survive the entire miniseries. See more »

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The episode "Acid Tests" is set in 1970, and it involves two alien hybrid twins who are said to have been born in 1959; yet, the corpse of "Larry" is at least sixteen years old because the sheriff makes reference to the fact that Larry started using his powers at that age. A birth year of 1949 would fit perfectly, however, indicating that this is a dialogue error. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Keys: You got a nice move to the post. That kid yesterday thought he could get one past you, but you were right there.
Allison Clarke: What I do is I fool myself. I make myself believe that I'm really going to cover. Because *I* believe it, he believes it.
Charlie Keys: Then, how do you get yourself over to the post?
Allison Clarke: I don't know. I'm afraid if I ever stop to think about it, it won't work anymore.
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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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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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