PG-13 | | Action, Thriller
In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
When production was announced, it was not immediately clear if Liam Neeson would return for the lead role. Mickey Rourke was considered as a replacement, before Neeson confirmed his return.
He slaughtered our men, our brothers, our sons. The dead cry out to us for justice. On their souls, I swear to you. The man who took our loved ones from us, the man who has brought us such pain and sorrow, we will find him. We will bring him here. ...
In the opening scene at the funeral in Albania, the subtitles say the people are speaking Arabic. Arabic is not a language of Albania; it's Albanian, which is not related to Arabic in the least.
The last shot of the credits states: "The making and legal distribution of this film supported over 14,000 jobs and involved over 600,000 work hours." This is the first movie with such message of Fox campaign to educate consumers on economic impact of film and TV. Later on, other Fox-produced films are featuring this message.
The UK cinema version was cut by the filmmakers after the BBFC informed them a '15' rating would likely be given to the film. Three scenes of violence and threatening scenes were edited and a '12A' rating was then given.
English, Turkish, Arabic
$49,514,769 7 October 2012
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