Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken


2h 2002

Brief Synopsis

A science-fiction adventure that weaves together over 50 years of alien abductions into the story of three families' experiences. Randall Keys is a World War II fighter pilot who learns that the strange lights he saw in the night sky while on a mission over Germany weren't simply "marsh gas" from sw

Film Details

Also Known As
Taken
Release Date
2002
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A science-fiction adventure that weaves together over 50 years of alien abductions into the story of three families' experiences. Randall Keys is a World War II fighter pilot who learns that the strange lights he saw in the night sky while on a mission over Germany weren't simply "marsh gas" from swamps. Kate Keys, Randall's wife, is forced to raise their son alone as Randall's struggle to cope with his abduction experience drives him further away from his family. Owen Jones, a ruthless, young Army officer, sees the Roswell crash as an opportunity to jumpstart his career.

Cast

Jay Rupert

Lead Person

Tobias Mehler

Tom Heaton

James Kirk

Emily Holmes

Alessandro Juliani

Joe Macleod

Don Thompson

Chris Cound

Shauna Kain

Ryan Robbins

James Mcdaniel

Devin Douglas Drewitz

Michael Soltis

Joel Gretsch

Desmond Harrington

Fred Keating

Fulvio Cecere

Ken Camroux

Brent Stait

P J Brookson

Julie Ann Emery

Bob Wilde

Jim Byrnes

Andy Powers

Max Martini

Jason Grayhm

Kurt Evans

Dean Wray

Glynis Davies

Eric Close

Adam Kaufman

Michael Moriarty

Terry Chen

Philip Granger

Ian Tracey

Matt Frewer

Ty Olsson

Chad E Donella

Gwynyth Walsh

Esther Purves-smith

Catherine Dent

Mark Shera

Ken Roberts

Christopher Harrison

Matthew Walker

Brenda James

Alexandra Purvis

Gary Golightly

Antonio Cupo

Kevin Durand

Michael Jeter

Chad Morgan

Catherine Barroll

Rondel Reynoldson

Willie Garson

James Ashcroft

Ryan Hurst

Branden Nadon

Sam Easton

Carol Infield Sender

Janet Wright

Taylor Anne Reid

Stephen E. Miller

Keely Purvis

Ralph Alderman

Anysha Berthot

Lachlan Murdoch

Elle Fanning

Anton Yelchin

Wendy Russell

Suzette Meyers

Roger R Cross

Jonathon Young

Danny Mckinnon

Tim Henry

Kurt Max Runte

Byron Lucas

Andrew Jackson

Brittney Irvin

Enid-raye Adams

Steve Makaj

Fred Henderson

Ryan Merriman

Todd Talbot

Gabrielle Rose

Alonso Oyarzun

Laurie Murdoch

Sadie Lawrence

Nolan Funk

Jerry Wasserman

Tina Holmes

Rob Labelle

Emily Bergl

Jesse Hutch

Camille Sullivan

Jeff Topping

Timothy Webber

Jay Brazeau

Erin Karpluk

Bob Frazer

Sarah-jane Redmond

Helen Siff

Ben Cotton

Alison Matthews

Roger Haskett

Terry David Mulligan

Heather Donahue

Malcolm Stewart

Peter Bryant

R Nelson Brown

Matthew Currie Holmes

Brian Markinson

Kevin G Schmidt

Justin Chatwin

Jason Gray-stanford

Colleen Winton

Eileen Pedde

David Paetkau

John B. Lowe

Connor Widdows

Nathaniel Deveaux

John Hawkes

Dakota Fanning

Karen Austin

Julie Benz

Steve Burton

Alexander Pollock

Linda Ko

Shawn Reis

Andrew Johnston

Stacy Grant

Fred Koehler

Ken Pogue

Matt Hill

Crew

David Abramson

Assistant Editor

David Abramson

Editor

Dave Adams

Digital Effects Artist

Todd Anisman

Audio

Phil Azenzer

Colorist

Kathy Baur

Digital Effects Artist

Benjamin Beardwood

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Ron Blecker

Advisor

Les Bohem

Executive Producer

Les Bohem

Writer

Les Bohem

Song

Glenn Bottomley

Assistant Director

Fred Boyd

Gaffer

Heike Brandstatter

Casting Director

Genevieve Bridges

Office Production Assistant

Anastasia Brown

Music Supervisor

Sheri Buckham

Accountant

Dean Capstick

Transportation Captain

Chris Claridge

Construction Coordinator

Jason Claridge

Other

David B Cohn

Supervising Sound Editor

Richard Coleman

Assistant Director

Linda O Cook

Looping Coordinator

Richard Cordes

Colorist

Christine Coutts

Assistant Costume Designer

Mike Crestejo

Stunt Coordinator

Garvin Cross

Stunt Coordinator

Pete Cross

Assistant On-Line Editor

Suzanne Cross

Location Assistant

Ann Daly

Special Thanks To

Drew David

Grip

Susan De Laval

Costume Designer

Doug Dean

Assistant Director

Rebeccah Delchambre

Special Makeup Effects

Nick Dibley

Property Master

Jesse Dodd

Adr

Erin Donovan

Looping Coordinator

Kathy Drew

Production Accountant

Robert Dudonis

Colorist

Dave Dyer

Foreman

Richard Eagan

Camera

Cher Edmonds

Props

Paul J Edwards

Hair

Lars Ekstrom

Sound Mixer

Christopher D Elam

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Andrew Ellerd

Sound Effects Editor

Jason Eskeland

Props

Charlie Essers

Sound

Kimberly Ettinger

Assistant Editor

Brent Fechner

Assistant On-Line Editor

Deron Fields

Visual Effects

Wendy J Findlay

Production Coordinator

Mike Fischer

Digital Effects Artist

James Forsyth

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Martin Fossum

Sound Mixer

Katy Fox

Production Associate

Steve Fox

Special Effects Supervisor

Jonathan Freeman

Director Of Photography

Erik Gamache

Digital Effects Artist

Erich Gann

Rerecording

Mike Gardener

Boom Operator

Richard Glazerman

Assistant Editor

Eric Goldfarb

Assistant Editor

Eric Goldfarb

Editor

Dennis Golonzo

Special Effects

Chris Gorak

Production Designer

Teresa Gough

Assistant Location Manager

Mark Gould

Transportation Coordinator

Colin Gray

Rigging Gaffer

Jean-luc Grenier

Lead Set Dresser

Lou Gruzelier

Camera Operator

Tim Guyer

Digital Effects Artist

Christopher Haire

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Robin Hall

Lighting Technician

Shannon Halwes

Music Editor

Dana Hamel

Makeup

Michele Hamilton

Accounting Assistant

Brant Handel

Location Scout

Ken Hanis

Property Master

Warren Hanna

Assistant Director

Ian Harbilas

Assistant Editor

Emmylou Harris

Song Performer

Dave Harvey

Accounting Assistant

Jim Hayes

Foreman

Marvin Lee Hayes

Post-Production

Julie Herlocker

Coproducer

Derek Heselton

Special Effects

Richard Heus

Producer

Steve Holland

Generator Operator

Leah Hong

Graphic Designer

David Horner

Adr Mixer

Eileen Horta

Supervising Sound Editor

Sherri Hunter

Assistant Set Decorator

Nancy Hurley

Assistant Editor

Michael Hutchison

On-Line Editor

Victor Iorillo

Supervising Sound Editor

Katherin Ipjian

Digital Effects Artist

Doug Issac

Special Thanks To

Gregory Jackson

Location Manager

Allison Jones

Casting Director

Laura Karpman

Music Conductor

Laura Karpman

Music

Laura Karpman

Original Music

Andrea Karthas

Post-Production

Herminio Kim

Other

Dr. David Kipper

Advisor

Lise Kuhr

Makeup Artist

Brenda Kyle

Production Coordinator

Christine Lalande

Script Supervisor

Cary Lalonde

Assistant Camera

Henry Langstraat

Production Coordinator

Alexandra Laroche

Script Supervisor

Cindy L Larsen

Hair Stylist

Ed Leonard

Special Thanks To

Ian Levine

Camera Trainee

Cynthia Lewis

Set Decorator

Jason Lezama

Adr/Dialogue Editor

James Lima

Visual Effects Supervisor

James Lima

Coproducer

James Lima

Character Designer

John Lima

Visual Effects Producer

T.j. Lindgren

Music

Paul Logan

Grip

Spencer Louttit

Props Assistant

David Low

Music Contractor

Phillip Lunt

Other

Mick Mackay

Assistant Director

Peter Maleitzke

Assistant

Dan Mansfield

Assistant Director

Darryl Markham

Sound

Benjamin Martin

Sound Effects Editor

Stuart Martin

Sound Effects Editor

Linda Martinez

Assistant

Linda Martinez

Original Music

Jaydene Maryk

Art Department

Royce Mattice

Best Boy Grip

Rod May

Transportation Captain

Coreen Mayrs

Casting Director

Wendy Mcallister

Storyboard Artist

Ann Mcdonough

Accounting Assistant

Anne Mcdonough

Accounting Assistant

David Mclean

Digital Effects Artist

Melissa Mclean

Assistant On-Line Editor

Ed Mcmahon

Dolly Grip

Ryan Mcmaster

Camera Operator

Michael Melchiorre

Digital Effects Artist

Buddy Miller

Music Producer

Skottie Miller

Special Thanks To

Toni Morgan

Editor

Fred Moroz

Transportation Captain

Laura Morrison

Set Decorator

Richard L Morrison

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Enrique Munoz

Digital Effects Artist

Robert Murdoch

Location Manager

Susan Murray

Production Coordinator

Patricia Murray-morgan

Special Makeup Effects

Maureen Nevin

Accountant

Zoya Niechoda

Assistant Costume Designer

Peter Nye

Digital Effects Artist

Garth O'donnell

On-Line Editor

Ray Odell

Music Editor

Michael Ornstein

Editor

Ralph Osborn

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Allen Marshall Palmer

Production Manager

Walter Peters

Production Assistant

Charles Porlier

Special Makeup Effects

Joel Ransom

Director Of Photography

Chuck Reid

Best Boy Electric

Eric Reinhard

Digital Effects Artist

Jill Ritter

Adr

James Rorick

Visual Effects

Steve Ross

Special Thanks To

Stephanie Rossel

Script Supervisor

April Rossi

Post-Production Supervisor

Josh Saeta

Digital Effects Artist

Salar Saleh

Digital Effects Artist

Ian Samoil

Assistant Director

Tom Scurry

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Ian Seabrook

Camera

Mark Sherman

On-Line Editor

Darren Shmyr

Medic

Darren Shmyr

Craft Service

Chris Simmons

Digital Effects Artist

Erin Smith

Unit Production Manager

Jamie Smith

Grip

Steven Spielberg

Executive Producer

Dean St John

Adr Mixer

Sydney St Louis

Location Scout

Mark Stainthorpe

Foreman

James Steuart

Art Director

Chris Stewart

Set Designer

Peter Stewart

Location Manager

Gary Stockport

Grip

Bonnie L. Sutherland

Costume Supervisor

Wayne Szybunka

Special Effects Coordinator

Richard Taylor

Supervising Sound Editor

Greg Townley

Music Scoring Mixer

Frederick Toye

Editor

John Underkoffler

Advisor

Jill L. Uyeda

Casting Associate

Film Details

Also Known As
Taken
Release Date
2002
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2004 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement in Television Writing (Original Long Form) (Leslie Bohem, "Beyond the Sky" and "Jacob and Jesse") by the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

Nominated for the 2003 Eddie Award for Best Edited Episode from a Television Miniseries (Michael Ornstein, Part Two) by the American Cinema Editors (ACE).

Winner of the 2003 Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Also nominated for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Toni Morgan, Episode 3), and Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Prosthetic) (Rebeccah Delchambre and Patricia Murray).

Winner of the 2003 Saturn Award for Best Single Program Presentation from The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films. Also nominated for Best TV Actress (Emily Bergl), and Best TV Supporting Actress (Heather Donahue and Dakota Fanning).

Nominated for the 2002 Outstanding Achievement Award (Movie of the Week, Miniseries or Pilot - Basic or Pay) (Jonathan Freeman, "John") by the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

Aired in United States December 2, 2002

Estimated Budget: $35 Million

10

The ten parts are entitled: 1. "Beyond the Sky," 2. "Jacob and Jesse," 3. "High Hopes," 4. "Acid Test," 5. "Maintenance," 6. "Charlie and Lisa," 7. "God's Equation," 8. "Dropping the Dishes," 9. "John," and 10. "Taken".