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Nicolas Cage Does His Best Liam Neeson Impression in the ‘Stolen’ Trailer

Nicholas Cage in Stolen
Millenium Films

Since ‘Taken’ was the surprise hit of 2008, it was only a matter of time before someone came along to rip it off. And now we’re blessed with ‘Stolen,’ the new Nicolas Cage action film whose trailer just hit (and can be watched below). Middle-aged star who left behind critical acclaim for action hero roles? Check. A director known for blowing stuff up really good? Check. A story about a dangerous man who is forced to take revenge after his daughter is kidnapped? Check. Generic one-word title? Check.

That’s not to say that ‘Stolen’ looks entirely without its charms. After all, Cage tends to bring his unique brand of wacky with him wherever he goes and director Simon West (who also helmed this weekend’s ‘The Expendables 2‘ and directed Cage in ‘Con Air’) knows how to stage competent action. Although ‘Stolen’ looks like a low-rent ’90s action film that somehow escaped to 2012, it does feature Nicolas Cage (and Nicolas Cage’s hair) doing battle with Josh Lucas in a professional wrestler costume. Not to mention, the usually reliable Danny Huston is on board, probably to pay for an extension on his house. It also features Cage forlornly clutching a stuffed bear, so it can’t be all bad.

Here’s the trailer.

And here’s the official synopsis:

Will Montgomery is a master thief who after being double-crossed in a heist gone awry is sent to prison for 8 years. Upon his release he’s ready to leave his criminal past behind and try to rebuild a relationship with his estranged daughter Allison. The FBI and his old cohorts believe that he hid the loot from the last heist 8 years ago, $10 Million in Bonds. To get his hands on it, his old partner Vincent kidnaps Allison and demands the entire $ 10 Million as ransom. Keeping her in the soundproofed trunk of a Taxi Cab, he’s able to stay mobile amongst the throngs of taxis out during Mardi Gras day making it nearly impossible to find.

Montgomery only has one day to get the $10 Million ransom but much to the disbelief of the FBI on his trail and Vincent, Will doesn’t actually have it. Instead, he must trust his instincts and his old partner in crime, the beautiful, sexy and smart Riley, to do one more clever heist to get his daughter back alive before it’s too late.

‘Stolen’ hits theaters on September 14th. Look for it soon in a Wal-Mart bargain bin near you!

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