actual Southern California locations where
Much of the movie "Taken" takes place in Paris, as Liam Neeson's character tries to find his kidnapped daughter.
But the first part of the film opens in Los Angeles, and those are the locations we're going to explore here.
Look closely at the street
scene, and you'll notice a restaurant sign in the background which reads
The scene inside the electronics
store was filmed in a now-vacant storefront at
L.A. scene, his daughter's birthday party,
takes place at his ex-wife's mansion.
You'll find that house at 56 Fremont Place, in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
That's inside a gated community, at the southeast corner of Fremont and 8th Street.
is a private home. Do not trespass on their property,
Next, we see Liam picking up his developed photos (of his daughter's birthday) at a small store.
That scene was shot inside Valley Stores, at 11418 Moorpark Street, in North Hollywood, CA.
on the south side of Moorpark Street, at the southeast corner of
Moorpark & Kraft Ave
That scene opens with a night
time aerial shot of the Staples Center (the
round blue building).
It is, of course, the home
of the L.A. Lakers, and has been the scene of
This scene was shot half a
mile east of the opening electronics store scene,
Finally, we see Liam driving
his daughter to the airport, where
she will catch a plane to Paris
They are seen driving south on Sepulveda Boulevard, just south of the 96th Street bridge.
In the photo above,
the camera is looking north/northeast up Sepulveda.
From there, the movie's action
moves to Paris, and we don't see L.A. again