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Abduction

September 23rd 2011
  • Suspense/Thriller,
  • PG-13,
  • 106 min,
  • Lionsgate
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  • Cast: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Michael Nyqvist, Sigourney Weaver, Antonique Smith, Denzel Whitaker, Nickola Shreli, Allen Williamson, William Peltz, Dermot Mulroney, Elisabeth Röhm, Roger Guenveur Smith, Jack Erdie, Bryan Friday, Ken Arnold, Robert Brown, Jeffrey Jones, Richard Cetrone, Kirk Kelly, Radick Cembrzynski, Adam Stanley, Mark Nearing, Andre Flixx, Doug Michaels, Tony Amen, Benjamin J. Cain Jr., Bernard Curioso, Will Devokees
  • Director: John Singleton
  • Writers: hawn Christensen, Jeffrey Nachmanoff
  • Producers: Doug Davison, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Dan Lautner, Roy Lee, Lee Stollman
  • Executive Producers: Jeremy Bell, Anthony Katagas, Gabriel Mason
  • Art Direction: Liba Daniels
  • Casting: Joseph Middleton
  • Costume Design: Ruth E. Carter
  • D.O.P.: Peter Menzies Jr.
  • Editor: Bruce Cannon
  • Makeup: Evelyne Noraz
  • Music: Edward Shearmur
  • Production Design: Keith Brian Burns
  • Set Decoration: Julie Smith

Storyline

For as long as he can remember, Nathan Price (Taylor Lautner) has had the uneasiest feeling that he’s living someone else's life. When he stumbles upon an image of himself as a little boy on a missing persons website, all of Nathan's darkest fears come true: he realizes his parents are not his own and his life is a lie, carefully fabricated to hide something more mysterious and dangerous than he could have ever imagined.

Just as he begins to piece together his true identity, Nathan is targeted by a team of trained killers, forcing him on the run with the only person he can trust, his neighbor, Karen (Lily Collins). Every second counts as Nathan and Karen race to evade an army of assassins and federal operatives. But as his opponents close in, Nathan realizes that the only way he’ll survive and solve the mystery of his elusive biological father is to stop running and take matters into his own hands.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Pennsylvania, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying
  • Production Budget: $40 million
  • Production Companies: Gotham Group, Tailor Made, Vertigo Entertainment
  • Production Schedule: 12 July 2010 - 22 September 2010

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Trivia

2011 Guide Analysis: "Taylor Lautner's first leading man role since the "Twilight" craze made him a household name, the box-office fate of this young-skewing Bourne-esque thriller will be watched closely to determine how much pulling power the 18-year-old has on his own. His co-star Robert Pattinson has taken the 'serious actor' route with roles in indie films and period dramas like "Little Ashes," "Bel Ami" and "Water for Elephants". His pull alone managed to turn throwaway romance drama "Remember Me" into a decent little $55 million grosser. Lautner on the other hand is trying to maximise his star power while he has it, setting up potential franchise features like "Stretch Armstrong," "Incarceron", and this.

While Lautner's involvement will certainly pull in the younger crowds, it's the other elements of the production that are actually more impressive. Musician Shawn Christensen penned the script on spec and Lionsgate won a bidding war for it back in February. The mini-major made it a priority, quickly getting Jeffrey Nachmanoff ("Traitor," "The Day After Tomorrow") to do some rewrites before locking down a shoot in Pennsylvania in July. The high concept story actually sounds quite interesting and could have a lot of potential if executed properly.

John Singleton is directing, his first time since 2005's "Four Brothers", and the rest of the cast is excellent though female lead Lily Collins is still essentially an unknown. Supporting turns from great veterans like Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello and Swedish "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" star Michael Nyqvist could hold promise. How the tone of this will come off is anybody's guess at this point, the mystery and action angles will hopefully be played up and give us at least an entertaining diversion in the early Fall."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 22 September 2011: Argentina, Greece, Hungary, Russia, Singapore
  • 23 September 2011: Brazil, Canada, Poland
  • 26 September 2011: Czech Republic
  • 28 September 2011: France, Ireland, UK
  • 29 September 2011: Denmark, Hong Kong
  • 30 September 2011: Estonia, Norway
  • 7 October 2011: Sweden
  • 13 October 2011: Germany
  • 14 October 2011: Finland, Spain
  • 27 October 2011: Italy
  • 3 November 2011: Portugal