Taken (2002)
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Beyond the Sky 

During a bombing mission over Germany in August 1944, Captain Russell Keys apparently survives his plane crashing after seeing bright lights in the sky. After the war, he is plagued by ... See full summary »


Tobe Hooper


Leslie Bohem (creator)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Benz ... Kate Keys
Steve Burton ... Captain Russell Keys
Eric Close ... John
Catherine Dent ... Sally Clarke
Dakota Fanning ... Allie Keys (voice)
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Lt. Howard Bowen
Joel Gretsch ... Captain / Major Owen Crawford
John Hawkes ... Marty Erickson
Tina Holmes ... Anne Campbell
Michael Moriarty ... Colonel Thomas Campbell
Stacy Grant ... Sue
Stephen E. Miller ... Boy Scout's Father
Rob LaBelle ... Dr. Goldin
Ian Tracey ... Bill Walker
Andrew Johnston ... Dr. Helms


During a bombing mission over Germany in August 1944, Captain Russell Keys apparently survives his plane crashing after seeing bright lights in the sky. After the war, he is plagued by nightmares where he is mistreated by strange beings. As the nightmares continue, he learns that 8 of his 9 crew members are now dead. In Roswell, New Mexico in July 1947, U.S. Army Captain Owen Crawford goes up against Col. Thomas Campbell who is hiding the fact that a flying saucer has crashed in the area. Crawford is determined to take over the project and sets about to undermine the colonel's authority. He also learns that the aliens may appear in human form. In Texas, lonely housewife Sally Clarke helps an itinerant, John, whom she finds hiding in her shed. John moves on but Sally soon finds herself pregnant and is visited by Captain Crawford. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

2 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

DreamWorks Television See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Just before she discovers John in her shed on July 8, 1947, Sally is reading the "Thrilling Space Stories" short story "The Star Tracker" by Les Bohem. This is a reference to the series' creator and sole writer Leslie Bohem. See more »


The United States flag seen in Captain Owen Crawford's office in 1947 has 50 stars. However, the flag only had 48 stars until Alaska and Hawaii were admitted to the Union in 1959. See more »


Capt. Owen Crawford: What won the war... was secrets. Knowing theirs and keeping ours. Gentlemen, meet the Enola Gay. When the Enola Gay dropped her payload on Hiroshima, only 107 men in the entire country knew what that specific payload was. The B-29 had been redesigned to carry its load, and a new crew, selected to carry an atomic bomb, was onboard. They were carrying out a mission so secret that even they didn't know what it was. The secret was kept until the ultimate moment. As a result, the war was won. As ...
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Spielberg made a rereading over Roswell !!!
7 June 2019 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

As subscriber of the cable TV since 1998, I had hear about Taken developed by Spielberg, but it wasn't include in my choose plan, now the entire series finally reach on DVD format in Brazil, in this pilot episode Spielberg made a rereading over Roswell's happenings including others elements as he does wisely, the story began on WW2 at Germany's bombing, where a soldier survives under hard and unexpected happenings, after that the story moves to Roswell, here we are a fresh concept the aliens can change their bodies in something alike humans, the US's Army hidden the crashed Spaceship and their aliens death and just one surviving, in a top secret Army unit, a ambitious Captain Crawford planning get in such project, fabulous opening gave us a hint what's about to come!!!


First watch: 2019 / How many: 1 / Source: DVD / Rating: 8

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