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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 »
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:
Eye-opening and depressing 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)
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Directed by
Costa-Gavras 
 
Writing credits
Costa-Gavras (screenplay) &
Donald Stewart (screenplay)

Thomas Hauser (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: 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: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)

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Trivia:
The movie was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Jack Lemmon) and Best Actress (Sissy Spacek). The film won one Oscar, for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium, awarded to Donald Stewart and Costa-Gavras, the latter of whom was not present at the awards ceremony.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Ed is shown arriving in Chile on a Pan Am DC-10. Pan Am did not operate the DC-10 until 1980 when it purchased National Airlines.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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80 out of 112 people found the following review useful.
Eye-opening and depressing, 23 December 2003
Author: jjj522002 from United States

Though I was 30 yrs old when the film came out in 1982 I didn't see it at the time although I was aware of its content. And, as is true of a lot of people my age (tho not all, of course), I toyed with liberal political beliefs when I was younger (1960's and 1970's), then gradually became more moderate bordering on conservative as I got older, onto where now I personally am not too sure where to stand. Well, I just saw 'Missing' for the 1st time. It brings back all my previous leftist 'paranoia' about capitalism and national interests. And causes me to wonder why I ever abandoned them. After the movie, I cruised certain sites on the Internet, one being a series of articles referenced in the misc. section under this movie on IMDb. They chillingly re-enforced the truth (?) that at the highest levels of our government there was complicity, even outright orders, to kill thousands, including American citizens, in the interest of capitalism, national interests and (so-called) 'national security'. I am sorry to say (sorry in the sense that with my limited personal intelligence, I am never completely sure if I am right and sorry to doubt my own government) that I am starting agree with some others, that our foreign policy has, is and probably will be be based, to the detriment of our national security, on the almighty dollar. I'm also sorry for the political comments on a movie site but, of course, the nature of "Missing" brought this on, and its very well directed, written and acted scenes. Please don't question things I have said unless you have seen the movie and read some of the articles. 10/10 ***new addition*** And I completely, of course, agree with lev_lafayette. Read the book, it is much better. I have read the book, 'Missing'. And as with most movies based on books, especially 'non-fiction' books, the content in the book is more detailed and hits you closer to the bone, heart, mind and conscience in many ways than the movie. And that is hard to believe in this case because Constantin Costa-Gavras (director) managed to create a movie experience that is nearly as moving as the work it was based upon. It was/is a great movie experience....sir. Thank you, CC-G. For those of you out there who have an easy criticism (one I agree with) now of the US (MY country and I care about it) because of Iraq, you need to watch this film or read the book. What can go wrong is deep seated (human instincts) and hard to root out. It can happen to you and your country and government. We are all human and capable of desire, greed and religious beliefs overruling true morality and an open mind and heart. Please, all of you, keep things in perspective. Fight for the right of anyone to truly express their opinion without fear of repercussions and fight for the rights of all peoples. Especially against government repression and government crimes against humanity. Bless your soul, Charles Horman, and Thomas Hauser, the author of The Execution of Charles Horman: An American Sacrifice (1978). Curse your souls, all those who contributed toward Mr. Horman's death. Including my president and his advisers. nuffsaid

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