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Director:
Writers:
Costa-Gavras (screenplay) &
Donald Stewart (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 »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 10 wins & 16 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(5 articles)
Oscar Week: The Best Best Actresses
 (From Get The Big Picture. 18 February 2009, 5:22 PM, PST)

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:
It challenges democracy See more (83 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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Language:
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:18 | 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:
'The A.V. Club' website reports that film director "Costa-Gavras actually got an official response to Missing (1982) from the U.S. government, which is included on the DVD".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 »

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22 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
It challenges democracy, 21 May 2005
Author: lev_lafayette from Australia

Very short review.

Aesthetically this film is very impressive. The narrative build up is both subtle and intense. The conclusion is a tragic let down - which may make many uncomfortable about the film. But it as about a real historical tragedy, one that challenges some fundamental assumptions of the principles of American democracy. Objectively, this is true story with artistic embellishments for narrative purposes only - it tells no lies. So objectively and aesthetically it is an impressive film.

But it is in the field of morals and politics that this film really shines. This is about Allende, a person who embodied almost a Jeffersonian style of democracy; popular democracy, locally organised. Yes, he was a Marxist, but also a person who had included the national liberation orientation of Boliviar, but also, as mentioned, the Jefferson notion of democracy. Allende _believed_ in democracy. He _believed_ that you could be elected, the State would say, "OK, because we're fundamentally a democracy and so are you so we'll let you implement a socialist economy". Of course, he was wrong and it fundamentally challenges one's belief in the democratic system being a government "of the people, for the people and by the people".

Oh, the book is better. Much better.

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