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The Missing (2003)

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In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.

Director:

Ron Howard

Writers:

Thomas Eidson (novel), Ken Kaufman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Samuel Jones
Cate Blanchett ... Magdalena Gilkeson
Evan Rachel Wood ... Lilly Gilkeson
Jenna Boyd ... Dot Gilkeson
Aaron Eckhart ... Brake Baldwin
Val Kilmer ... Lt. Jim Ducharme
Sergio Calderón ... Emiliano
Eric Schweig ... Chidin
Steve Reevis ... Two Stone
Jay Tavare ... Kayitah
Simon Baker ... Honesco
Ray McKinnon ... Russell J. Wittick
Max Perlich ... Isaac Edgerly
Ramon Frank Ramon Frank ... Grummond
Deryle J. Lujan Deryle J. Lujan ... Naazhaao - Hunter
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Storyline

In 19th-century New Mexico, a father (Tommy Lee Jones) comes back home, hoping to reconcile with his adult daughter Maggie (Cate Blanchett). Maggie's daughter is kidnapped, forcing father and estranged daughter to work together to get her back. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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How far would you go, how much would you sacrifice to get back what you have lost?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

26 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Ride See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,833,633, 30 November 2003

Gross USA:

$27,011,180

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,364,277
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Val Kilmer, who lives on a nearby New Mexico ranch, agreed to a cameo in this film, secondary to his work with New Mexico's Film Investment Program. See more »

Goofs

The amount of snow on the ground in the scenes at and near Maggie's ranch. See more »

Quotes

Samuel: [Puts beads around his granddaughter on discovering Wittick dead] Here put these on
Dot Gilkeson: [Confused] What are these for
Samuel: Protection... the man who did this was a BRUJO
Dot Gilkeson: [Confused] What's that
Samuel: That's a witch
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Alternate Versions

Although the film was shot in the Super 35 process, the Full Screen DVD mostly version Pans and Scans as if it were shot in Anamorphic Widescreen instead of properly framing it for Full Frame as most Super 35 films are. Only a few shots in this movie were reframed properly. See more »

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Remake of The Searchers (1956) See more »

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The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze
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Lyrics by George Leybourne
Music by Gaston Lyle
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very good, suspenseful film
10 March 2004 | by darrynbatesSee all my reviews

Very reminiscent of 'The Searchers', probably the best of the John Wayne-John Ford teamups, 'Missing' plays better as a thriller set in the West, than as a 'mystical Western' (which is what I think it was really going for). Predictably excellent performances from Cate Blanchett, Tommy Lee Jones, and a fantastic performance from Eric Schweig as the Apache witch doctor. I was surprised to discover the film was mostly dumped on by critics in the US, and bombed there. It's had a much better response here, as I think it should have. Look out also for Evan Rachel Wood, so good in 'Thirteen', as the older of Blanchett's two daughters. This ranks as Ron Howard's best.


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