This is an article detailing the films in the Taken film series. 


  1. Taken: A retired CIA agent, Bryan Mills, travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris to be sold into prostitution.
  2. Taken 2: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative turned bodyguard Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter. Now it is up to Bryan to save Kim and Lenore.
  3. Taken 3: After Lenore is murdered by assailants and he is framed for the crime, Bryan has to disappear from the law by using his skills, seek help from Kim and seek justice all while trying to clear his name. 


While Taken 3 has been billed as the final movie in the series, star Liam Neeson says there’s always a possibility he may do a fourth film.

“There’s always… I think if audiences go and see it and they like these characters,” he said while speaking with Fox News. “I mean, I'd love to do something with Forest [Whitaker] again, and if it's in a Taken 4 scenario... great.” Taken 3 alluded to a sequel possibility that Bryan will track down Stuart if he is released from jail early for conspiracy to commit murder. And at the end of Taken 2, Murad Hoxha confirms that his other two sons will seek revenge if he is killed.

In September 2015 NBC ordered a television series for Taken which will act as a prequel set prior to the events of the original film. It has been commissioned for a straight to series order and will air in late 2016.


Characters Film
Taken Taken 2 Taken 3
Bryan Mills Liam Neeson
Kim Mills Maggie Grace
Lenore "Lenny" Mills-St. John Famke Janssen
Sam Gilroy Leland Orser
Mark Casey Jon Gries
Bernie Harris David Warshofsky D.B. Sweeney David Warshofsky
Jean-Claude Pitrel Olivier Rabourdin
Stuart St. John Xander Berkeley (Mentioned only) Dougray Scott
Sheerah Holly Valance
Amanda Katie Cassidy
Marko Hoxha Arben Bajraktaraj (Photograph)
Patrice Saint-Clair Gérard Watkins
Murad Hoxha Rade Šerbedžija
Jamie Luke Grimes
Inspector Durmaz Kevork Malikyan
Inspector Franck Dotzler Forest Whitaker
Oleg Malankov Sam Spruell
Jimmy Jonny Weston
Detective Smith Dylan Bruno
Detective Garcia Don Harvey
Detective Johnson Al Sapienza

Crew and otherEdit

Crew/Detail Film
Taken Taken 2 Taken 3
Director Pierre Morel Olivier Megaton
Writer Luc Besson
Robert Mark Kamen
Music Nathaniel Méchaly
MPAA rating PG-13 (U.S. theatrical rating)/Unrated (original uncut format on home media)
BBFC rating 15 12A
Running time 93 minutes 91 minutes 108 minutes
Distributor EuropaCorp (France), 20th Century Fox (U.S.)

Box office performanceEdit

Film Release date Box office gross Box office ranking Budget
United States
United States North America Outside
North America
Worldwide All time
North America
All time
Taken February 27, 2008 January 30, 2009 $145,000,989 $81,829,579 $226,830,568 #289 #494 $25,000,000
Taken 2 September 7, 2012 October 5, 2012 $139,854,287 $236,287,019 $376,141,306 #315 #217 $45,000,000
Taken 3 December 16, 2014 January 9, 2015 $76,051,000 $149,900,000 $225,951,000 #853 - $48,000,000
Total $360,906,276 $468,016,598 $828,922,874 $118,000,000