This film, centering on a child's abduction, casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who treat her and her husband as suspects, even as she hounds them to find her child and drives away her husband (David Dukes) and friends (including Stockard Channing) with her intensity and single-mindedness. Written by
One morning, Alex Selky got dressed, waved goodbye to his mother, set off for school and disappeared.
Did You Know?
The "Without a Trace" name of the film later became the title of an unrelated popular television series Without a Trace
(2002) though both are about missing persons and both are set in New York. See more
The tea kettle that Susan Selky uses while waiting for Alex to come home is not a whistling type. There is no whistle attachment as she poured the water without removing anything from the spout. Whistling was only a sound effect. See more
You have no idea what this feels like.