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Movie Review #2
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A Paper
Presented to
Dr. Scott Hawkins
Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary

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In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course
PACO 604 Crisis Counseling

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by
Michael Bruce Plont
November 18, 2009

Nature of the Crisis

The movie that I chose to review is entitled “Taken”, which stars actor Liam Neeson as he plays the part of Bryan Mills. The “crisis” of the movie is that Mills’ daughter is abducted, drugged, and sold into sexual slavery. Mills, who is a former government operative, begins the longest 96 hours of his life, as he hunts for the gruesome organization that has taken his daughter Kim. Mills had recently given up his long, secretive career to be near his daughter, in hopes of repairing a fractured relationship. Kim lived with Mills' ex-wife Lenore, and her new husband, prior to the abduction. In order to pay his bills, Mills works with some former colleagues for special security details (like guarding a pop diva), but most of his time and energy is spent re-connecting with Kim, as he has been gone the majority of her life. Mills' attempt to establish a relationship is nearly destroyed, when Kim requests his permission to spend the summer in Paris with a teenage friend. Mills realizes the possible dangers that could lie ahead for Kim in a foreign land, so he says no, but Kim's disappointment, and his ex-wives ridiculing, leads him to very reluctantly relent. Mills’ worst fears are realized when Kim and her friend Amanda are suddenly abducted, in Paris, as he talks to them on a cell phone. As Amanda is being abducted, Mills has Kim describe the attackers in great detail. Mills then uses his keen observation, nifty gadgets, government training and old contacts to find the men who have taken the girls. Mills is…...

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