all three films in the action series starring liam neeson as retired cia operative bryan mills. In 'taken' (2008), mills is forced to resurrect the skills he learned in his old job after his 17-year-old daughter kim (maggie grace) is kidnapped by albanian sex slave traffickers while travelling with a friend in europe. As mills consults his former colleagues for advice on the situation, statistics show that the albanian criminals rarely keep their prisoners alive for more than four days, giving mills a tight timeframe in which to save his daughter's life. In 'taken 2' (2012), murad (rade serbedzija), the father of a kidnapper killed by mills in the first film, makes a bid for retribution by taking mills and his wife lenny (famke janssen) hostage in istanbul. Now their daughter, kim, must swing into action and act swiftly to save her parents. In 'taken 3' (2015), mills discovers his wife's dead body in their bedroom and quickly realises that he is being framed for her murder. As he works to clear his name and battles against relentless police inspector franck dotzler (forest whitaker) he must fight to protect the one last thing he has left in the world: his daughter.