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    Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    How much of this actually happens in Europe?



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    Re: Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    Probably no more than here. I think Europe is an easy target because its old and creepy. ;)


    But honestly, look at Mexico City. Its a booming economic city, but you run a huge risk of being kidnapped if you visit it.



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    Re: Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    It happens just as much as the plots from pronos happen.

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    Re: Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    It happens just as much as the plots from pronos happen.

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    Re: Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    I've been to Europe 5 times and was only kidnapped 3 times, so it's not too bad.



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    Re: Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    Pornos have plots?



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    Re: Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by DJK15 View Post
    How much of this actually happens in Europe?
    Unfortunately, bad movies are not limited to Hollywood.



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    Re: Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by richey24 View Post
    I've been to Europe 5 times and was only kidnapped 3 times, so it's not too bad.
    Yeah, but were you tortured too? I think the OP is worried about being tortured as well as being kidnapped.



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    Re: Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by AIT View Post
    Yeah, but were you tortured too? I think the OP is worried about being tortured as well as being kidnapped.
    Just once, but that was in Thailand and I had to pay extra.



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    Re: Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    You're much more likely to be pickpocketed in Europe. In comparison, vioent crimes are much more likely to happen in the US...or so I have beent told.


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    Re: Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    Do you mean the topic of plots, or the filiming?

    I don't think kidnapping is very prevelant in Europe, I've been 7 times and going again on Thursday. Don't be a dumb tourist and nothing will happen.


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    Re: Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    I'd say it happens more than any American would want to think about or care to admit.

    As a federal employee, one of my annual "trainings" is an information course on "Trafficking in Persons" (Flag Guy probably knows what I'm talking about). I think if a lot of you were to take this course, and saw just how high of numbers we are talking about and just how sick some of these people are (Taken barely scratches the surface), most of you wouldn't be taking the themes in movies such as "Taken" or "Hostel" so cavalierly...


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    Re: Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I'd say it happens more than any American would want to think about or care to admit.

    As a federal employee, one of my annual "trainings" is an information course on "Trafficking in Persons" (Flag Guy probably knows what I'm talking about). I think if a lot of you were to take this course, and saw just how high of numbers we are talking about and just how sick some of these people are (Taken barely scratches the surface), most of you wouldn't be taking the themes in movies such as "Taken" or "Hostel" so cavalierly...
    Not taking this cavalierly.. but in Europe? wow.

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    Re: Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    I'd say it happens more than any American would want to think about or care to admit.

    As a federal employee, one of my annual "trainings" is an information course on "Trafficking in Persons" (Flag Guy probably knows what I'm talking about). I think if a lot of you were to take this course, and saw just how high of numbers we are talking about and just how sick some of these people are (Taken barely scratches the surface), most of you wouldn't be taking the themes in movies such as "Taken" or "Hostel" so cavalierly...

    Thanks for terrifying me.



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    Re: Movies like Hostel, Taken, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    (Taken barely scratches the surface),
    Barely scratches the surface?! That's kind of scary... want to expand on what exactly you learned in this class?



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