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Director:
Writers:
Costa-Gavras (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
12 March 1982 (USA) See more »
Plot:
When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 10 wins & 16 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
Cannes Classics Honors Costa-Gavras, Unveils Lineup
 (From Variety - Film News. 29 April 2015, 10:12 AM, PDT)

Berlinale 09: More competition and Panorama titles
 (From QuietEarth. 15 January 2009, 11:42 AM, PST)

Missing Man On Chess Board
 (From New York Post. 15 December 2008, 10:06 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
One of the Most Powerful and Sharp Films of the Cinema History See more (84 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jack Lemmon ... Ed Horman

Sissy Spacek ... Beth Horman

Melanie Mayron ... Terry Simon

John Shea ... Charles Horman
Charles Cioffi ... Captain Ray Tower

David Clennon ... Consul Phil Putnam
Richard Venture ... U.S. Ambassador

Jerry Hardin ... Colonel Sean Patrick

Richard Bradford ... Andrew Babcock

Joe Regalbuto ... Frank Teruggi

Keith Szarabajka ... David Holloway
John Doolittle ... Dave McGeary

Janice Rule ... Kate Newman
Ward Costello ... Congressman

Hansford Rowe ... Senator
Tina Romero ... Maria
Richard Whiting ... Statesman

Martin LaSalle ... Paris (as Martin Lasalle)
Terence Nelson ... Colonel Clay (as Terry Nelson)
Robert Hitt ... Peter Chernin
Félix González ... Rojas (as Felix Gonzalez)
M.E. Rios ... Mrs. Duran
Jorge Russek ... Espinoza
Edna Necoechea ... Pia (as Edna Nochoechea)
Alan Penrith ... Samuel Cross
Alex Camacho ... Silvio
Manuel Avila Camacho ... Doctor - Mental Hospital (as M. Avilla Camacho)
Kimberley Farr ... Young Woman - Ford Foundation (as Kimberly Farr)
Elizabeth Cross ... Ann
Piero Cross ... Hotel Manager
Gary Richardson ... Operator U.S. Embassy
Josefina Echánove ... Woman Doctor - Basement Ward (as Josefina Echanove)
Robert Johnstreet ... Bob
Linda Spheeris ... Woman - State Department
Jorge Mancilla ... Captain - Airport
Gerardo Vigil ... Soldier - Laundry
Mario Valdez ... Officer - Laundry
Jaime Garza ... Young Man - Stadium
Joe I. Tompkins ... Marine Officer
John Fenton ... Carlos
Jacqueline Evans ... Woman - Ford Foundation
Jorge Santoyo ... Young Man - Mental Hospital
Juan Vázquez ... Little Man - Mental Hospital (as Juan Vazquez)
Antonio Medellín ... Rojas' Assistant
Albert Cates ... Second Marine Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miguel Cane ... Little Boy at Beth's Class (uncredited)
Harry Kopoian ... Director of Morgue (uncredited)

Directed by
Costa-Gavras 
 
Writing credits
Costa-Gavras (screenplay) &
Donald Stewart (screenplay)

Thomas Hauser (based on the book: "Missing")

John Nichols  uncredited

Produced by
Peter Guber .... executive producer
Edward Lewis .... producer (as Edward)
Mildred Lewis .... producer
Terence Nelson .... associate producer (as Terry Nelson)
Jon Peters .... executive producer
Peter Guber .... producer (uncredited)
Jon Peters .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Vangelis (music composed by)
 
Cinematography by
Ricardo Aronovich (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Françoise Bonnot (film editor)
 
Casting by
Wallis Nicita (casting by) (as Wally Nicita)
 
Production Design by
Peter Jamison 
 
Art Direction by
Lucero Isaac 
Agustín Ituarte  (as Agustin Ytuarte)
 
Set Decoration by
Linda Spheeris 
 
Costume Design by
Joe I. Tompkins 
 
Makeup Department
Esperanza Gómez .... hairdresser (as Esperanza Gomez)
Bette Iverson .... hairdresser
Mark Reedall .... makeup
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Elie Cohn .... first assistant director
Jesús Marín .... location assistant director (as Jesus Marin)
Anna Roth .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Benito Cano .... propman
Antonio Mata .... property master
Michael Milgrom .... property master
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Françoise Bonnot .... dubbing mixer assisted by
Michèle Boëhm .... sound effects editor (as Michele Boehm)
Daniel Brisseau .... sound mixer
José García .... sound mixer (as Jose García)
Jean-Pierre Lelong .... sound effects
Jacques Lévy .... loop dialogue editor (as Jacques Levy)
Vince Melandri .... loop dialogue editor
Stephane Van den Bergh .... boom operator (as Stephane Van Den Bergh)
Claude Villand .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Laurencio Cordero .... special effects
Jesus G. Duran .... special effects (as Jesus Duran)
 
Visual Effects by
Bill Taylor .... matte photography by
Albert Whitlock .... special visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Philippe Brun .... camera operator
Gabriel Castro .... gaffer
Daniel Leterrier .... camera assistant (as Daniel Letterier)
Graciano Perez .... key grip
Pablo Ríos .... camera assistant (as Pablo Rios)
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Luis Sánchez .... extras casting (as Luis Sanchez)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adolfo Ramírez .... wardrobe man
Pamela Wise .... costume supervisor (as Pam Wise)
 
Editorial Department
Michèle Amsellem .... assistant film editor (as Michele Amsellem)
Marie Castro-Vasquez .... assistant film editor
Suzanne Koch .... assistant film editor
Sergio Ortega .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Vangelis .... music arranged by
 
Transportation Department
Charles Enzen .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Sylvette Baudrot .... script supervisor
Ricardo Frera .... location auditor
Emily Gamboa .... production secretary
Carlos García F. .... location unit manager
Hank Guzman .... location auditor
Vic Heutschy .... publicist
Keefe Millard .... assistant: to Costa-Gavras
Aurelio Ortiz .... location production assistant
 
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Runtime:
122 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 (original rating) | Argentina:Atp (re-rating) | Australia:M | Canada:14+ | Chile:(Banned) (original rating) | Chile:18 (re-rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Norway:16 | Peru:14 | Singapore:PG | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (1987) | USA:PG | USA:TV-MA (TV rating) | USA:R (original rating) | West Germany:12 (re-rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
First American/Hollywood film of Greek director Costa-Gavras, a fact publicized on the movie's DVD cover.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the consular guide picks up Ed and Beth at the Christian Science Reading Room for their tour of the hospitals, it is pouring rain. They use umbrellas before getting into the car, but as they drive off the driver's window is rolled halfway down and he isn't getting wet.See more »
Quotes:
Ed Horman:What kind of world is this?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
MY WHOLE WORLD IS FALLING DOWNSee more »

FAQ

What was the US government's involvement in these events?
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of the Most Powerful and Sharp Films of the Cinema History, 30 October 2012
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In September1973, in Chile, the American journalist Charles Horman (John Shea) arrives in Santiago with his friend Terry Simon (Melanie Mayron) to meet his wife Beth (Sissy Spacek) and bring her back to New York with him. However, they are surprised by the military coup d'état sponsored by the US Government to replace President Salvador Allende and Charles is arrested by the military force.

His father Ed Horman (Jack Lemmon), a conservative businessman from New York, arrives in Chile to seek out his missing son with Beth. He goes to the American Consulate to meet the Consul that promises the best efforts to find Charles while the skeptical Beth does not trust on the word of the American authorities. The nationalism and confidence of Ed in his government changes when he finds the truth about what happened with his beloved son.

"Missing" is one of the most powerful and sharp films of the cinema history and a must-see for people of my generation, raised in military dictatorships in South America sponsored and trained by the US Government. After more than thirty years from the first time I saw it, "Missing" is still impressive, with top-notch performance of Jack Lemmon. The first work by Costa Gravas in the American cinema could not be better, exposing the hidden wounds about the participation of the American government in Chile bloodshed.

Unfortunately and surprisingly this film has only been released on VHS many years ago in Brazil and I had to buy an imported DVD to change the media. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Desaparecido" ("Missing")

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