The instant classic thriller from director Pierre Morel gained popularity for its iconic lines and break-neck pacing. Starring Liam Neeson as the former CIA operative Bryan Mills who would go on to become a recurring protagonist in the film’s sequels.
On a trip to France and planned tour of Europe, Bryan’s daughter Kim (Maggie Grace) and friend Amanda (Katie Cassidy) are attacked and kidnapped by gangsters. As they are abducted, Bryan leaves a now-famous message for the group’s leader.
What follows is a winding, hair-raising pursuit in which Bryan must use every one of his particular skills to save his daughter, as well as himself when things get close to the bone.
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