phone

  • 4525 Liberty Ave
  • Mon-Fri: 4pm-12am
  • Sat-Sun: 12pm-12am
  • find us


Find Us Online:

facebook store page dreaming ant store rss linkedin myspace twitter
youtube facebook fan page jae ruberto's flickr photostream dreaming ant staff rss dreaming ant foursquare checkin
yelp cityvoter citysearch judysbook

[ no cover image available ]

Taken (2002 Spielberg miniseries)- d1-2/6

Director(s): Tobe Hooper, various

Theatrical Release: 2002

Cast: Joel Gretsch, Dakota Fanning, Ryan Hurst, Matt Frewer, Julie Benz, Anton Yelchin

Genre(s): TV, Sci-Fi, Drama, melodrama, Dean's List

Countries: USA


Location in store:

IN
(1 / 1)
Ant Rating
--
MyRating
--
Running Time: 360m.

Executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, the ten-episode, 20-hour miniseries Taken was one of the most ambitious projects undertaken by cable TV's Sci-Fi Network, ultimately costing 40 million dollars -- a price that proved well worth it, inasmuch as the series posted the network's highest-ever ratings. Covering a period from 1947 to the present, the story focused on three different families, each of whom was profoundly affected by extraterrestrial visitation. The Keys family was headed by WWII bomber pilot Russell Keys (Steve Burton), who spent virtually his entire adult life haunted by his "close encounter" with aliens. The Clarkes were originally represented by lonely Texas waitress Sally Clarke (Catherine Dent), who was impregnated by a charming stranger (Eric Close) who turned out to be an alien survivor of the Roswell crash. And the lives of the Crawfords were dictated by ruthless Army officer Owen Crawford (Joel Gretsch), who was determined to prove that the government had covered up the truth about Roswell by dedicating his life to tracking down all space aliens and their half-human descendants. The story was narrated by Allie Keys (Dakota Fanning), a "hybrid" child of the present day, whose story determined the outcome of the final episodes. Boasting impressive computer-generated special effects and eye-popping facial makeup, Taken was seen over a two-week period, beginning December 2, 2002, and ending on December 13. (allmovie.com)

DISC 1

01: Beyond the Sky - During a bombing mission over Germany in December 1944, Capt. Russell Keys apparently survives his plane crashing after seeing bright lights in the sky. After the war, he is plagued by nightmares where he is mistreated by strange beings. As the nightmares continue, he learns that 8 of his 9 crew members are now dead. In Roswell, N.M. in 1947, U.S. Army Captain Owen Crawford goes up against Col. Thomas Campbell who is hiding the fact that a flying saucer has crashed in the area. Crawford is determined to take over the project and sets about to undermine the Colonel's authority. He also learns that the aliens may appear in human form. In Texas, lonely housewife Sally Clark helps an itinerant, John, who she finds hiding in her shed. John moves on but Sally soon finds herself pregnant and is visited by Capt. Crawford. (imdb.com)

02: Jacob and Jesse - It's now 1958 and Russell Keys has long ago left his family. During one of his abductions however, he see his now teenage son Jesse has also been abducted. Keys has been trying to find a pattern to his abductions in the hope of avoiding being taken. So he returns to his home in Illinois and convinces his son to run away with him. His wife, who is re-married to a police officer, is frantic particularly when Russell returns but Jesse does not. Owen Crawford is now a Lieutenant Colonel and in charge of the program resulting from the Roswell crash. Very little has been accomplished in the last 10 years so he fires the entire team and decides on a new tack. In Texas, Sally Clarke's son Jacob is now 10 years old and clearly has special powers. His half brother and sister want to send him away to a boarding school to protect him but Sally is completely against the idea. She reconsiders after getting an unexpected visit from Crawford who tries to dupe her. (imdb.com)

DISC 2

03: High Hopes - Jesse Keys seeks out his father Russell and together they decide to report their abductions to the Air Force. Medical tests reveal that they each have an identical brain implant. Eventually they are directed to Colonel Crawford but the attempt to remove the implant from Russell's brain doesn't go as planned. At home, Crawford has to deal with his wife's increasingly erratic behavior. Crawford's men discover that Jacob Clarke is still alive in Montana and try to take him but they underestimate his powers. (imdb.com)

04: Acid Tests - It's now 1970 and Colonel Crawford is forced to retire after claiming to have found a potential landing strip for alien ships, which turn out to be human-made crop circles made by Tom Clarke specifically to discredit him. One of Crawford's sons, Sam, sees a newspaper report of an archaeological find in Alaska that bears the same hieroglyphs as is on the metal object he keeps locked away. He travels to Alaska to see what he can find out. Jesse Keys is now a young adult but keeps a low profile traveling from town to town. He's also a drug addict but while recovering in a VA hospital he falls in love with a nurse. (imdb.com)
home
lists
NEW ARRIVALS THIS WEEK
RECENT REVIEWS