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Taken tv seriesTaken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by aliens during the war; the Roswell incident transforms Owen Crawford from ambitious Air Force captain to evil shadow government conspirator; the unhappily married Sally Clarke is impregnated by an alien visitor. As the decades go by, the heirs of each are affected by the machinations of the aliens, culminating with the birth of Allie Keys, who is the final product of the aliens' experimentation and holds the key to their future.

Taken - tv series

(December 2, 2002 - December 13, 2002) - Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Desmond Harrington, Joel Gretsch

Genre: Drama / Sci-Fi


Dakota Fanning ... Allie Keys
Matt Frewer ... Dr. Chet Wakeman
Heather Donahue ... Mary Crawford - Adult
Emily Bergl ... Lisa Clarke - Adult
Adam Kaufman ... Charlie Keys - Adult
Camille Sullivan ... Nina Toth - Adult
Eric Close ... John
Joel Gretsch ... Owen Crawford
Ryan Hurst ... Tom Clarke - Adult
James McDaniel ... General Beers
Bob Wilde ... Carny
Steve Burton ... Captain Russell Keys
Catherine Dent ... Sally Clarke
John Hawkes ... Marty Erickson
Chad Morgan ... Becky Clarke - Adult
Desmond Harrington ... Jesse Keys - Adult
Andy Powers ... Eric Crawford - Adult
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Howard Bowen
Emily Holmes ... Julie Crawford
Julie Ann Emery ... Amelia Keys
Roger R. Cross ... Captain Walker
Brian Markinson ... Ray Morrison
Ben Cotton ... Denny
Linda Ko ... Cynthia
Julie Benz ... Kate Keys
Tina Holmes ... Anne Campbell
Willie Garson ... Dr. Kreutz
Anton Yelchin ... Jacob Clarke - Child
Chad Donella ... Jacob Clarke - Adult
Ian Tracey ... Bill Walker
James Kirk ... Jesse Keys - Teen
Brenda James ... Dr. Ellen Greenspan
Michael Soltis ... Lieutenant Pierce
Tobias Mehler ... Lieutenant Williams
Kevin G. Schmidt ... Tom Clarke - Child
Shauna Kain ... Becky Clarke - Child
Nathaniel DeVeaux ... Dale Watson
Gabrielle Rose ... Dr. Harriet Penzler
Timothy Webber ... Dewey Clayton
Devin Douglas Drewitz ... Charlie Keys - Teen
Anysha Berthot ... Mary Crawford
R. Nelson Brown ... Wilson Adams
Peter Bryant ... Tech on Monitors
Justin Chatwin ... Clauson
Chris Cound ... Milo
Sam Easton ... Doofus
Tom Heaton ... Ben
Sadie Lawrence ... Carol Clarke
Max Martini ... Colonel Breck
Alonso Oyarzun ... Lt. Keel
Eileen Pedde ... Nora
Taylor Anne Reid ... Lisa Clarke - Child
Rondel Reynoldson ... Dorothy
Richard Stroh ... 1947 German Sergeant
Don Thompson ... Pete
Kevin Durand ... Homeless Bloke on Train
Ryan Robbins ... Lieutenant Lou Johnson
Emy Aneke ... Luke Watson
Paralee Cook ... Nurse #2
Michael Coristine ... Navigator
Cam Cronin ... Reporter
Aaron Douglas ... Corporal
Graeme Duffy ... First Guy in Line
Patrick Gallagher ... Gus
Christopher Gordon ... Soldier
Steven Grayhm ... Pfc. William Toland
Sarah Hattingh ... Young Woman
Serge Houde ... Civilian Authority
James Hutson ... Doctor
Mark Lukyn ... Captain
Thomas Milburn Jr. ... Private #1
Ty Olsson ... Superior Fish Tech
Iris Paluly ... Girl in Yellow Parka
Aaron Pearl ... State Trooper
Avery Raskin ... Hill A.F.B. Doctor
Cameron K. Smith ... Curious Farm Hand
Kimani Ray Smith ... Luke Watson
Bill Taylor ... Scientist
Nicholas Treeshin ... Soldier
Kirsten Williamson ... Head Nurse
Shayne A. Wilson ... Secret Service Agent

Created by:
Leslie Bohem

Writing credits:
Leslie Bohem

Opening theme: 'Taken Theme'
Written by: Laura Karpman

Original music by:
Laura Karpman

Cinematography by:
Jonathan Freeman
Joel Ransom

Language: English
Country: United States

Directed by:
Breck Eisner
Felix Enriquez Alcala
John Fawcett
Tobe Hooper
Jeremy Kagan
Michael Katleman
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
Bryan Spicer
Jeff Woolnough
Thomas J. Wright

Produced by:
James Lima
Julie Herlocker

Number of seasons: 1

Original channel:
Sci-Fi Channel

DreamWorks Television

2003 Won Saturn Award Best Single Television Presentation
2003 Nominated Eddie Best Edited Episode from a Television Mini-Series
2003 Nominated Excellence in Production Design Award Television - Television Movie or Mini-Series
2003 Won BMI Cable Mini-Series Award
2003 Nominated CNOMA Award Best Make-up Artist for a TV Series or Movie of the Week
2003 Nominated C.A.S. Award Outstanding Sound Mixing for Television - MOW's and Mini-Series
2003 Won Emmy Outstanding Miniseries
2003 Nominated Golden Globe Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
2003 Won Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing in Television Long Form - Sound Effects & Foley
2003 Won Golden Satellite Award Best Miniseries
2003 Won TCA Award Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Mini-Series and Specials
2004 Nominated WGA Award (TV) Original Long Form
2003 Won Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Special - Supporting Young Actor

Also Known As:
"Steven Spielberg Presents Taken"


A Canada Post mail box is seen outside the car dealership.

In the Episode "The Acid Test", some children are shown playing with a type of football (soccer ball) not available until the mid-'90s.

In "High Hopes", the third episode, Owen Crawford examines the photo of an unidentified married couple abducted by aliens. The photo is of real-life couple Betty and Barney Hill, who became famous in the early 1970's when hypnotherapy sessions allegedly revealed that they had been abducted by aliens.

The character 'Allie Keys' was ranked #16 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (1 August 2004 issue).

This is currently the most expensive film ever shot in Richmond, British Columbia, and pumped more money into the Vancouver suburb's economy than any other movie project.

The abduction stories and sightings featured in the mini-series are based upon accounts made from people over the many years of UFO believers.

The WW2 bombing sequence in episode one was created using NewTek's "Lightwave 3D". The image of Germany was actually a spy photo taken from WW2.

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