Abduction parents guide


Overall C

When Nathan (Taylor Lautner) discovers his young face on a missing children's website, he suddenly has a lot of questions. But asking them unleashes secrets from the past that threaten to destroy his future.

Release date September 23, 2011

Violence C-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity D+
Substance Use D+

Why is Abduction rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Abduction PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying.

Run Time: 106 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Abduction rated PG-13? Abduction is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying.

Violence: Teens engage in dangerous driving stunts, hold a house party while parents are away and drink to the point of passing out. Characters are kicked, hit in the face and punched during a sparring session. A teen discusses his rage issues after being taunted by another character. Men break into a home and fight with inhabitants before shooting them and blowing up the house. A man attacks a woman. During a fight, a man breaks another character’s neck. A teen beats a man with a fireplace poker. A man attacks a girl, threatens her with a gun and ties her up. Characters engage in a fight that includes choking, head smashing and other brutal hits before one man is thrown from a speeding train. Numerous characters are shot with machine guns or rifles. A man threatens to kill all of a boy’s friends and associates. A man pulls a gun and threatens a character in a busy public location. Characters lie to others.

Sexual Content: Boys make brief lewd references to two bikini clad girls who are wrestling. Characters are seen in swimming suits and without shirts. A teen couple kisses passionately in a prolonged scene. An adult man makes a brief comment about a teen girl’s attractiveness. A teen boy comments about his virginity.

Language: The script contains a strong sexual expletive and infrequent profanities, scatological slang and terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Teen characters drink alcohol at a party until some of them pass out. A teen complains of having a hangover. Adults drink wine with dinner.

Other: Characters do not wear helmets while riding motorcycles. A character makes extra cash by producing and selling fake I.D. cards.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence, Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children, Violence.
Ontario PG Violence, Language May Offend.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Abduction is directed by John Singleton and stars Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Abduction movie is January 17, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Abduction

Release Date: 17January 2012

Abduction releases to home video with the following bonus extras:

- Abduction Chronicle (production journal with Taylor Lautner)

- Initiation of an Action Hero: Taylor’s Amazing Stunts

- The Fight For The Truth: Making Abduction

- Pulled Punches (gag reel)

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Taylor Lautner also appears in the Twilight franchise. Others who find secrets lurking in their childhood include aliens raised as humans (Superman and Escape to Witch Mountain), a music protégé (August Rush), boys with infamous parents (Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) and a man who thinks he is an ape (Tarzan).