Abduction is a 2011 action thriller film directed by John Singleton which takes place in Pittsburgh, starring Taylor Lautner, Lilly Collins, and Sigourney Weaver. Nathan Harper is an 18 year old high school student who has been having problems with a recurring dream about a woman. He goes to see Dr. Geraldine Bennett a psychiatrist to help him make some kind of sense of them.
Back at school he has a crush on his next door neighbor Karen Murphy, who is presently dating someone, but can’t seem to bring himself to talk to her. Lucky for him however, he gets paired up with her at school for a research assignment on missing children. As they begin their research, Karen discovers a website on missing children and stumbles on a picture that looks like Nathan as a young child. They both kind of laugh about it, and Karen returns to her house. Nathan later digs deeper into the photo and the website where you can use age progression to see what they look like now. Sure enough it looks like him.
Nathan goes over to Karen’s house revealing the new and convincing evidence that the boy is indeed him. Troubled over the situation he decides to confront his mother about it, where she admits that it’s true they really aren’t his true parents. While going to find Nathan’s dad so they all can talk about it, there is a knock on the door. Two men are there and attack his mother and father. Nathan manages to get away along with Karen but she injures her shoulder and needs medical attention.
At the hospital Nathan decides to call 911 and report the attack and death of his parents, when a member of the CIA comes on the line. He then begins to get very worried about what is going on, when he runs into his psychiatrist who wants to help him. They then discover that there are more people at the hospital looking for them and immediately leave the hospital.
From then on things get very complicated and he and Karen have to try to figure out who to trust and why all these people are trying to come after him. It’s a fast action film with all kinds of twists and turns leading to his true identity.
- Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Antonique Smith, Jason Isaacs
- Lionsgate Films
- John Singleton