PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.
Liam Neeson expected the film to bomb, but he signed on, in order spend four months in Paris, and learn karate, while playing the kind of role he had rarely been offered in the past. Ironically, not only was the film a massive hit, but created a new on-screen ... ...
Mr. Mills, how are you?
Bryan: I'm fine. How are you?
Singh: Very fine. I suppose you want to see it again?
Bryan: If you don't mind.
Singh: You know where it is.
Bryan: Oh yeah.
When Bryan attacks the construction site, no one knows what he looks like, yet they know who to shoot. They could know each other by sight. Bryan, who is several inches taller, with much fairer skin and hair, stands out as someone who shouldn't be there.
Some of the shoot outs, the torture scene and some fisticuffs have been shortened in length for the film's US release to secure a PG-13 rating. The run time difference to the international version is about three minutes.
English, French, Albanian, Arabic
£1,165,986 (UK) (28 September 2008)
$145,000,989 (USA) (5 July 2009)
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