Taken (2002) (2.5/4)

Taken

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.

Very derivative. Also overlong, and tried to hard to be "epic". Watch Close Encounters of the Third Kind instead. - jmd

Directed by: Tobe Hooper
The cast includes: Dakota Fanning (Allie Keys), Joel Gretsch (Capt./Maj. Owen Crawford), Steve Burton (Captain Russell Keys), Desmond Harrington (Jesse Keys (adult)), Connor Widdows (Jesse Keys (child)), Heather Donahue (Mary Crawford (adult))
MPAA rating: , Running time: 900 minutes
Presented in: Color
Awards: Emmy Awards Nominated: Outsoltanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special; Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special; Outstanding Miniseries; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Related titles: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Related categories: Aliens, Medical, Television

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