“Seventeen year-old Kim is the pride and joy of her father Bryan Mills. Bryan is a retired agent who left the Secret Service to be near Kim in California. Kim lives with her mother Lenore and her wealthy stepfather Stuart. Kim manages to convince her reluctant father to allow her to travel to Paris with her friend Amanda. When the girls arrive in Paris they share a cab with a stranger named Peter, and Amanda lets it slip that they are alone in Paris. Using this information an Albanese gang of human traffickers kidnaps the girls. Kim barely has time to call her father and give him information. Her father gets to speak briefly to one of the kidnappers and he promises to kill the kidnappers if they do not let his daughter go free. The kidnapper wishes him “good luck,” so Bryan Mills travels to Paris to search for his daughter and her friend. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”
Director: Pierre Morel
30 January 2009 (USA)
Genre: Action , Crime , Drama , Thriller
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, some drug references and language.
Tagline: They took his daughter. He’ll take their lives.
Trivia: All of Liam Neeson’s character’s ex-agency friends were played by actors who had previous roles in ‘spy’ or ‘cop thriller’ television shows and movies – Jon Gries played a major role in “The Pretender” (1996), Leland Orser was in both “The Pretender” (1996) and “24” (2001), and David Warshofsky has appeared in minor roles in numerous similar shows.
Goofs: Continuity: Whenever Kim is giving Bryan the description of the man that’s taking her, she yells that he has a beard. However, whenever Bryan is listening to the tape on the plane we hear that he has a mustache. Later when he arrives at the apartment and goes over what happened, we hear that he has a beard again.