FILM 1377: TAKEN
TRIVIA: Liam Neeson expected the film to bomb, but signed on in order spend four months in Paris and learn karate while playing the kind of role he'd rarely been offered in the past. Ironically, the film was a hit and created a new onscreen image for Neeson as an action hero.
The curved knife used in the final fight is a karambit. It's an Indonesian /Malaysian weapon and the finger hole in the handle makes it very difficult to disarm, which was evident in the fight scene.