Liam Neeson in 'Taken'

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Did Liam Neeson's sex traffic thriller 'Taken' scare the pants off you? You're not alone. The film, which sees Neeson play a concerned dad hunting down the sex traffickers who abducted his daughter in Paris, was a huge hit.

But with anxious parents, not so much.

"I have parents coming up to me to say, I'm never sending my children to Europe," the brooding Irish actor told The Star this week. Rattled by the film's theme and Neeson's performance, they're thinking twice about allowing their kids out of their sight.

Neeson said this unexpected reaction is the one thing he regrets about the film because he thinks its important for American kids to travel and see the world.

"The youth have to travel. Please get your daughter and your son a passport and sent them out there," Neeson pleaded.

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