Abduction is an American action thriller film, directed by John Singleton, starring Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs, Michael Nyqvist and Alfred Molina. The film is about a teenager who finds out that his parents are not really his when he sees his baby picture on a missing persons website.The film was released by Lionsgate on September 23, 2011.
Nathan Price (Taylor Lautner) is a teenager who lives with his parents, Kevin (Jason Isaacs) and Mara (Maria Bello). He has recurring nightmares about watching a woman being murdered while hidden under a bed, and consults a psychiatrist, Dr. Bennett (Sigourney Weaver) to discover why.
One day, Nathan is partnered with his neighbor and longtime crush Karen Lowell (Lily Collins) on a school assignment about missing children. Karen finds a website that shows how the children would look like as adults, and Nathan discovers that a young boy named Steven Price is a perfect match for him. Searching in his basement, he finds the same shirt that Steven is wearing in the picture and realizes that they're the same person.
Nathan calls the website's owner, unaware that he is an infiltrated Russian terrorist. The man reports back to his commander, Viktor Kozlow (Michael Nyqvist), who deploys two agents to Nathan's house. They attack Nathan's parents, who tell him to run before being murdered and the house is destroyed. Nathan and Karen escape and attempt to call the police, but the call is intercepted by CIA operative Frank Burton (Alfred Molina), who tells Nathan that he's in danger and sends a team to pick him up.
Before they arrive, however, Dr. Bennett appears and tells Nathan that Burton can't be trusted. She reveals that Nathan's biological father, Martin, is a CIA agent who stole from Kozlow a list with the names of corrupt CIA operatives and that Kozlow created the website in order to locate Nathan and use him as leverage to force Martin to return him the list. Kozlow's men appear, having intercepted Nathan's call as well, so Bennett tells him to run away and head for a safe house in Arlington, Virginia. Karen decides to go with Nathan. Before they leave, Bennett tells him he can only trust his father and a man called Paul Rasen.
Nathan and Karen arrive at the safe house, while both Burton's and Kazlow's men search for them. There, Nathan finds Martin's cellphone as well as a picture of his biological mother, Lorna Price, and an address. They search for her, but only find a cemetery, and discover that she is dead. Nathan visits her grave and notices fresh flowers, so Karen inquires the caretaker about recent visitors. He reveals that the last visitor was Paul Rasen from Nebraska.
Nathan and Karen head there on a train, and Kozlow's right-hand man follows them. When Karen leaves to get food, he kidnaps her and attempts to capture Nathan, but Nathan overpowers him and throws him off the train. Meanwhile, Karen escapes and reunites with Nathan. They leave when the train stops in response to Kozlow's agent's death. Before leaving, Nathan steals the man's cellphone.
Burton and his men find and convince the two that they want to help. They stop by a diner, where Burton tells Nathan about the list. Nathan checks Martin's phone and finds the list, which contains Burton's name. Before Burton can react, Kozlow's men attack the diner and kill several of Burton's men. Nathan and Karen escape while Burton and his right-hand man kill Kozlow's men.
Kozlow's right-hand man's cellphone rings and Nathan answers it. Kozlow reveals that he has kidnapped Karen's parents and will kill them if Nathan doesn't give him the list. Nathan agrees, but says that he'll chose the place of the exchange. Kozlow agrees. In the process, Nathan realizes that his nightmares were a repressed memory of Lorna being murdered by Kozlow while trying to protect him.
Nathan decides to give Kozlow the list on a football game, and reveals to Karen that he actually intends to kill Kozlow. Before he encounters him, Nathan receives a call from Martin, who is at the stadium and tells him not to give Kazlow the list. Nathan ignores his advice, and encounters Kozlow. As he prepares to kill him with a gun hidden under his seat, Kozlow steals the gun and tries to force Nathan to give him the list. Burton's men, stationed all over the stadium, open fire against both as Nathan escapes, with Kozlow in pursuit.
Martin calls Nathan again and tells him to lure Kozlow to an open area. Nathan does so, and, as Kozlow prepares to kill Nathan, Martin kills him with a sniper shot fired from a nearby building. Burton's men appear and capture Nathan. On their way to CIA's headquarters, Burton attempts to take Martin's cellphone to decryption. However, his superiors reveal that Martin had warned them that Burton would attempt this in order to remove his name, and Burton is arrested.
Martin calls Nathan one last time and apologizes for everything. He says that he'll always be watching over Nathan, who reunites with Karen and Bennett, who tells him that she has arranged for him to live with her until he graduates, at which point he can move out to attend college. Nathan thanks her and leaves with Karen for a date in the empty stadium.
Taylor Lautner as Nathan Price
Lily Collins as Karen Lowell
Alfred Molina as Frank Burton
Jason Isaacs as Kevin Harper
Maria Bello as Mara Harper
Sigourney Weaver as Dr. Bennett
Elisabeth Röhm as Mrs. Price
Michael Nyqvist as Viktor Kozlow
Aunjanue Ellis as Francheska
Antonique Smith as Sandra Burns
Denzel Whitaker as Gilly
Lionsgate bought screenwriter Shawn Christensen's spec script for Abduction in February 2010, with actor Taylor Lautner attached to the film. The studio won a bidding war for the screenplay, acquiring it for $1 million. Gotham Group and Vertigo Entertainment had developed the script, based on a story idea by Gotham's Jeremy Bell.
Lionsgate rushed to start filming in July, due to Lautner's schedule to begin work on the last two Twilight films for Summit Entertainment. Writer Jeffrey Nachmanoff was hired to work on the screenplay, and John Singleton signed on to direct in March. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Lee Stollman, Roy Lee, and Doug Davison produced the film, and Jeremy Bell and Gabriel Mason executive produced. Lautner's father, Dan Lautner, also produced, the first film from their Tailor Made Entertainment label.
On a budget of $35 million, principal photography began on July 12, 2010 in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Lionsgate returned to the region due to tax benefits from Pennsylvania's tax credit program, after filming My Bloody Valentine 3D, Warrior, and The Next Three Days there in 2008 and 2009. An open casting call for extras held at Carnegie Mellon University drew over 900 people in June, many of whom were teenage fans of the Twilight film series.
Many of the film's scenes were shot in suburban Mount Lebanon, and some others in Forward Township. Scenes were shot at Hampton High School in Hampton Township, a suburb north of Pittsburgh. The school's name and mascot, the Talbot, appeared in the film, as well as real students, cheerleaders, and the marching band. Production continued in Pittsburgh, Mount Lebanon, Greensburg and Hampton Township, and lasted into September 2010.
Soundtrack album by various artists
Released September 20, 2011
Train – "To Be Loved"
Lenny Kravitz – "Come On Get It"
Raphael Saadiq – "Heart Attack"
Oh Land – "Twist My Memory"
Hot Bodies in Motion – "Under My Skin"
Black Stone Cherry – "Blame It On The Boom Boom"
Blaqk Audio – "The Witness"
Cobra Starship – "#1 Nite"
Alexis Jordan – "Good Girl"
Matthew Koma – "Novocaine Lips"
Superstar Shyra – "DJ Love Song"
Donora – "The Chorus"
Andrew Allen – "Loving You Tonight"
Edward Shearmur – "Abduction Suite"
Video trailer song
Kids – "Sleigh Bells"
The film received mostly negative reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 3% of 59 critics have given the film a positive review, with a rating average of 3.1 out of 10. The website's consensus is, "a soulless and incompetent action/thriller that not even a veteran lead actor could save, let alone Taylor Lautner." Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, gives the film a score of 25 based on 19 reviews.
Roger Moore of the Chicago Tribune gave the film two out of four stars, saying it "falls in the same corner of the youth market as the Twilight movies. Some moments and many lines feel cribbed from that series. Andrew Barker of Variety called the film "a haggardly slapdash Bourne Identity knockoff, never rising above the level of basic competence." Catherine Brown of Filmink also gave the film a scathing review, saying that "Singleton is poorly equipped to handle teenage angst, a fact made far worse by cringe-worthy dialogue and a wooden leading man who proves that he has not yet developed the skills required to carry a film."
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