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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Nathan's birth certificate says "State of Pennsylvania", but Pennsylvania is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth#U.S._states Commonwealth]]. Also, Nathan rides around on his motorcycle without a helmet - but PA laws say you ''must'' wear one until you are 21 years of age.


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* HollywoodLaw: Nathan's birth certificate says "State of Pennsylvania", but Pennsylvania is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth#U.S._states Commonwealth]]. Also, Nathan rides around on his motorcycle without a helmet - but PA laws say you ''must'' wear one until you are 21 years of age. Looking that young, he would be stopped for sure.


A 2011 action movie directed by Creator/JohnSingleton, starring Creator/TaylorLautner, Creator/LilyCollins, Creator/AlfredMolina, and Creator/SigourneyWeaver and produced by Creator/{{Lionsgate}}.

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A 2011 action movie directed by Creator/JohnSingleton, his last film as a director, starring Creator/TaylorLautner, Creator/LilyCollins, Creator/AlfredMolina, and Creator/SigourneyWeaver and produced by Creator/{{Lionsgate}}.


* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Gilly, Nathan's friend who scores him fake [=IDs=], train tickets, ''game-day playoff tickets'', and large sums of cash in short order. [[{{Headscratchers}} What on earth is this kid involved in to give him such fluid resources at his age?]]

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* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Gilly, Nathan's friend who scores him fake [=IDs=], train tickets, ''game-day playoff tickets'', and large sums of cash in short order. [[{{Headscratchers}} [[Headscratchers/HomePage What on earth is this kid involved in to give him such fluid resources at his age?]]


* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Gilly, Nathan's friend who scores him fake ID's, train tickets, ''game-day playoff tickets'', and large sums of cash in short order. [[{{Headscratchers}} What on earth is this kid involved in to give him such fluid resources at his age?]]
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Nathan's birth certificate says "State of Pennsylvania", but Pennsylvania is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth#U.S._states Commonweath]]. Also, Nathan rides around on his motorcycle without a helmet - but PA laws say you ''must'' wear one until you are 21 years of age.

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* ArbitrarilyLargeBankAccount: Gilly, Nathan's friend who scores him fake ID's, [=IDs=], train tickets, ''game-day playoff tickets'', and large sums of cash in short order. [[{{Headscratchers}} What on earth is this kid involved in to give him such fluid resources at his age?]]
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Nathan's birth certificate says "State of Pennsylvania", but Pennsylvania is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth#U.S._states Commonweath]].Commonwealth]]. Also, Nathan rides around on his motorcycle without a helmet - but PA laws say you ''must'' wear one until you are 21 years of age.


* ChekhovsGun: The baseball tickets, the fake IDs, the phone in Martin's apartment.

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* ChekhovsGun: The baseball tickets, the fake IDs, [=IDs=], the phone in Martin's apartment.


A 2011 action movie starring Creator/TaylorLautner, Creator/LilyCollins, Creator/AlfredMolina, and Creator/SigourneyWeaver and produced by Creator/{{Lionsgate}}.

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A 2011 action movie directed by Creator/JohnSingleton, starring Creator/TaylorLautner, Creator/LilyCollins, Creator/AlfredMolina, and Creator/SigourneyWeaver and produced by Creator/{{Lionsgate}}.


* AngstWhatAngst: After finding out that he was adopted, watching his parents die, and being on the run from trained killers for a day, Nathan calls it "a pretty exciting first date" and makes out with Karen.


* UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}: Look for The August Wilson Center for the Performing Arts, the rotunda to the old Union Train Station (next to the East Busway bus rapid transit (BRT) line on a former rail route), the Amtrak Station, and of course the climax at PNC Park.


* CaliforniaDoubling: The movie is set and filmed in UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}, but Pittsburgh also stands in for Virginia. A corridor in the August Wilson Center for the Preforming Arts doubles as CIA headquarters.


* NeverTrustATitle: The movie is called ''Abduction'', so guess who gets/got abducted! Give up? ''Nobody.'' Karen gets very temporarily kidnapped while on the train, but hardly enough so to qualify for the title.



* IThoughtThatWas: The movie is called "Abduction", so guess who gets/got abducted! Give up? ''Nobody.'' Karen gets very temporarily kidnapped while on the train, but hardly enough so to qualify for the title.


* AngstWhatAngst: After finding out that he was adopted, watching his parents die, and being on the run from trained killers for a day, Nathan calls it "a pretty exciting first date" and makes out with Karen.



* ChekhovsGun: The baseball tickets, the fake IDs, the phone in Martin's apartment.



* UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}: Look for The August Wilson Center for the Preforming Arts, the rotunda to the old Union Train Station (next to the East Busway bus rapid transit (BRT) line on a former rail route), the Amtrak Station, and of course the climax at PNC Park.

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* TheMole: [[spoiler: Frank is on the list of people who sold state secrets]]. It has much less bearing on the plot than you'd think.
* UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}}: Look for The August Wilson Center for the Preforming Performing Arts, the rotunda to the old Union Train Station (next to the East Busway bus rapid transit (BRT) line on a former rail route), the Amtrak Station, and of course the climax at PNC Park.


It was largely panned by critics, who considered it to be beneath the standard action movie because of Taylor Lautner's dreadful performance.


A 2011 action movie starring Creator/TaylorLautner, Creator/LilyCollins, Creator/AlfredMolina, and Creator/SigourneyWeaver and produced by {{Creator/Lionsgate}}.

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A 2011 action movie starring Creator/TaylorLautner, Creator/LilyCollins, Creator/AlfredMolina, and Creator/SigourneyWeaver and produced by {{Creator/Lionsgate}}.
Creator/{{Lionsgate}}.



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** FridgeBrilliance: Nathan's other friend comments that Gilly should put "making fake ID's" on his resume for college. Further, he's getting anywhere from one to a couple hundred dollars per ID. Even if he's making only $25 profit from each $100 ID, that he goes to parties where a yard-full of people engage in under-age drinking means that he has had at least a couple dozen clients. For a kid with no significant debts, that's a good chunk of spending money.



** Be far from it to like this movie, Nathan not riding with a helmet can be an example of teenage rebellion. But, the producers probably didn't think this one through like any other part of the movie.



** Some people in the parking lot noticed, but they were just sort of pointing and nonchalantly trying to figure out where the shot came from. They didn't really seem to care though.
* WildTeenParty: The movie starts out with one.

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** Some people in the parking lot noticed, but they were just sort of pointing and nonchalantly trying to figure out where the shot came from. They didn't really seem to care though.
* WildTeenParty: The movie starts out with one.one.
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* DawsonCasting: Not too bad with Lautner, who was playing his age at the time; but Creator/LilyCollins was 20, playing a 17 year old. Come to think of it, that may be the reason for the aborted makeout session (and eventual sex) on the train.

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