Before Liam Neeson's Taken, there was another film which featured a father who would go to great lengths to rescue his kidnapped daughter. Called Commando, it is also probably best known for having a lead character with an unrealistically amazing name.
Colonel John Matrix.
The good Colonel is, of course, played by Arnie, who fails to protect his young daughter from some mercenaries in the beginning of the film. She is kidnapped by them and taken hostage to convince him to carry out a political assassination.
Wrought with guilt, Colonel John Matrix goes on a rampage to rescue his daughter. Causing so much havoc in the process that the film becomes an instant action classic.