Taken

Question: What would have eventually happened to Marko after Bryan left him in the basement? Would he just have died and continued to have current surge through him till someone found him? Would he eventually burst in to flames? Would his heart explode? I know he dies, that much is obvious. Just curious as to what happens in the longer term.

The_Iceman Premium member

Chosen answer: Depends on how much current is actually running through him. Since it didn't kill him right away, even after a few jolts to get him to talk, it's unlikely it was enough that he would ever burst into flames or that his heart would explode. Most likely, he just slowly cooked until he dried up and burnt like a turkey left too long in the oven.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Would Bryan just have left the country with Kim (possibly using his CIA connections)? He had torn up Paris in the space of 2 and a half days and killed countless people. He may have gotten away with that when employed on CIA business but in the movie, he's basically just breaking the law. Seems if he took Kim to hospital, questions would be asked and he would be arrested (not to mention shooting Jean-Claude's wife and assaulting him). Yet Kim looks cleaned up, etc.

The_Iceman Premium member

Chosen answer: Bryan may not have taken Kim to a hospital in Paris. We also saw earlier that he has some medical training and was able to help the other girl who had been drugged. Bryan likely has many connections who could help get him and Kim get out the country quickly, and he has enough knowledge about police and government corruption that he could spill to the press. Most likely the authorities wanted him gone as quickly as possible to avoid a public scandal and would do little to prevent his leaving.

raywest Premium member

Question: Can we assume that Brian or Stuart had Amanda's body shipped back to the U.S.?

Chosen answer: It's never made clear, but that would be the logical assumption. It's possible that the other Albanians had already disposed of Amanda's body before the police got to the house. After rescuing Kim, Brian likely cooperated with the French authorities regarding the sex slave operation and would have attempted to locate Amanda's remains and also make sure arrangements were made for the other girl he rescued.

raywest Premium member

Question: Technology-wise, in the scene where he is on the phone and the French police are tracking him down, how does he make that possible? A two-way radio "wired" to the cell phone? Only in Hollywood, or could it be possible?

Chosen answer: Actually, what Bryan Mills did was perfectly possible. He strapped a mobile phone to the two way radio, and used the other two way radio to talk. By speaking into his radio, it transmitted it to the other radio, where the mobile speaker could hear and transmit his voice. The French police would have been able to triangulate the source of the mobile phone signal from the particular 'cell' (i.e. area) that the mobile was using - while that would lead them to the phone position, he'd be elsewhere talking on the other half of the radio.

GalahadFairlight

Question: Why didn't Bryan just guide Kim out onto the balcony/window edge of the bathroom (like he did when he got to the apartment later after she and Amanda had been kidnapped) and to safety instead of letting her be taken?

Answer: Even if Kim had gone out on the balcony/ledge, she'd still be found and taken by the kidnappers or else she'd fall one storey down and be killed or seriously injured. Bryan knew that.

raywest Premium member

Answer: The kidnappers would've heard the window open or seen her come out (as they were directly in-front of the bathroom) Also, you've got to note that Bryan was in the secret service and had learned skills that were extraordinary as well as gained strength and know how to cope with situations (like not get panicked), if she did prevent the kidnappers from; seeing her or hearing her, most probably, she would've; 1. Either fell because she couldn't keep her balance 2. Fell because was was hurriedly trying to get out.

Question: How could the auctioneers verify that Kimmy was a "certified pure?"

Chosen answer: By examining if her hymen had been broken. Although it is a misconception that the hymen is always broken once a female has intercourse for the first time it is still generally accepted that if the hymen is intact, the woman must be a virgin.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What happens to the girl that had Kim's jacket? Is it assumed that he just left her in the hotel?

Chosen answer: It's never stated, but it's likely Bryan had made arrangements with his friend (the hotel manager) to help her return home once she recovered enough from the drugs.

raywest Premium member

Question: Is the Paris apartment used in Taken the same one as Jason Bourne's apartment in the Bourne Identity?

ChiChi Premium member

Chosen answer: No.

GalahadFairlight

Question: What was on the translation note to make the bad guy say, "good luck"?

Chosen answer: It actually did say "Good Luck". Bryan was trying to get the villain to say that phrase so he could be certain that it was him by matching the voice to the one on the tape.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Question: Was Kim wanting to follow a U2 tour a decision made because both the band and Liam Neeson are Irish?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: Bit of a tenous link that to be honest, I just put it down to her and Amanda liking the band and wanted to go on the European tour to see them.

GalahadFairlight

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Bryan: I was told I have 96 hours. That was sixteen hours ago.
Jean Claude: Okay, first we should find the spotter.
Bryan: I found him. He's dead.
Jean Claude: You found him that way? Bryan, you cannot just run around, tearing down Paris.
Bryan: Jean Claude, I will tear down the Eiffel Tower if I have to.

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Mistakes

When Kim is kidnapped, she describes the man "Beard. Six feet. Tattoo right hand, moon and star." When Bryan listens to the tape in the jet, she says, "Mustache. Six feet. Tattoo on right hand, moon and star. Dad!"

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