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The Taking (2014)

An elderly woman battling Alzheimer's disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.

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Adam Robitel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jill Larson ... Deborah Logan
Anne Ramsay ... Sarah Logan
Michelle Ang ... Mia Medina
Brett Gentile ... Gavin
Jeremy DeCarlos Jeremy DeCarlos ... Luis
Ryan Cutrona ... Harris
Tonya Bludsworth ... Sheriff Tweed
Anne Bedian ... Dr. Nazir
Randell Haynes Randell Haynes ... Dr. Schiffer
Jeffrey Woodard ... Father Vitali
Julianne Taylor ... Cara (as Julianne Elizabeth Taylor)
Dave Blamy ... Cara's Father
Melissa Lozoff ... Cara's Mother (as Melissa Ann Lozoff)
Bo Keister ... Officer John Donato
Kevin A. Campbell Kevin A. Campbell ... Henry Desjardins
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Storyline

What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising events begin to plague the family and crew and an unspeakable malevolence threatens to tear the very fabric of sanity from them all. Written by Anonymous

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Evil lives within you.


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16 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 2015 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Taking of Deborah Logan See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In this movie, Deborah Logan (Jill Larson) and Sarah Logan (Anne Ramsay) are mom and daughter, but Jill is older 13 years than Anne in real life. See more »

Goofs

When a possessed Deborah is shown trying to consume the cancer girl, the girl's neck "folds" like an accordion, revealing it to be a dummy prop. See more »

Quotes

Mia Medina: So, you start projects and you bounce in the middle of it? If this is about the window...
Harris: It's not about the window, okay? That's just fucking icing on top of this shitty fucking cake!
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References Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) See more »

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Genuinely terrifying, but flawed
14 December 2014 | by DinosaurAct86See all my reviews

The Taking of Deborah Morgan, as you must have gathered by now, is a faux-documentary that begins as a sort of record of deterioration. I can think of no better word than "deterioration", since Deborah Morgan falls apart both mentally and physically over the course of the film. You'll find yourself unnerved and saddened by Deborah's confused states and struggles as she loses her memories to what appears to be Alzheimer's Disease. Of course, things take a sinister turn as the crew cataloging the disease's progression begin to see and hear unexplainable phenomena.

The first half of the film is genuinely terrifying, and had me in suspense.It is the film's second half, which I will not divulge here, that was a bit of a letdown. I really wanted to give the film a higher score, but I couldn't come up with more than a 6. All I will say is this: A horror film with a unique premise and a lot of promise gradually works its way back into the clichés of jump-scare Hollywood.

However, I would be remiss if I did not commend the film for its portrayal of three major female characters (who really carry the film)--a Ph. D. student, a troubled daughter, and Deborah herself-- each one fairly layered and driven by palpable human motivations. The whole "freaked-out, over-sexed bimbo" schtick gets old.


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