Rade Serbedzija is a Croatian Serb and plays an Albanian in the sequel.
In the sequel there is not a single Albanian, because they found the movie to be offensive and disregarded the old and sacred revenge tradition. All the Albanians are played by Kurds, because even the Turks did not want a part in it.
Money, Dear Boy: Liam Neeson didn't really care about the first film and only took the job because he thought it was a Direct-to-Video film and would be a quick paycheck. His fee went up considerably for the sequels when he realized he had a franchise on his hands and he was paid 20 million dollars to play Bryan again in Taken 3.
During the Gower Quest in RuneScape, the player tells Sphenishchev that they need someone with a "very particular set of skills."
Also in RuneScape, the Diddykin pet may tell the player, "If I ever see or hear that you killed a dragon I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill you..."
In The Flash episode "Infantino Street", Barry Allen tells Leonard Snart that he needs his "particular set of skills." Snart replies, "Great movie."
The Arrow episode "Taken" has a similar premise to the film.
In Deadpool (2016), the titular character mentions, "I had another Liam Neeson nightmare. I kidnapped his daughter and he just wasn't having it. They made three of those movies. At some point you have to wonder if he's just a bad parent."
Vancouver is used to represent many, many different American states over the course of more than half a century, sometimes more successfully than others.
Subverted in "High Hopes" in which Tom and Becky bring Jacob to Vancouver to hide him from the UFO project.
Deleted Scene: The Previously On segment of "Jacob and Jesse" includes a scene deleted from "Beyond the Sky" in which Owen Crawford tells Howard Bowen and Marty Erickson that he saw the alien ship that crashed in Roswell and its occupants.
Fake American: Howard Bowen and Jesse Keys are played by the Canadian actors Jason Gray-Stanford and James Kirk respectively.
Fake Nationality: The German Dr. Kreutz is played by the American Willie Garson.
Playing Against Type: In "Jacob and Jesse" and "High Hopes", Willie Garson, best known for playing likeable and/or comic characters, plays the former Nazi scientist Dr. Kreutz.