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Without a Trace (1983)

 -  Drama | Mystery  -  4 February 1983 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Susan Selky
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Al Menetti
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Graham Selky
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Jocelyn Norris
Jacqueline Brookes ...
Margaret Mayo
Keith McDermott ...
Philippe
Kathleen Widdoes ...
Ms. Hauser
Danny Corkill ...
Alex Selky (as Daniel Bryan Corkill)
Cheryl Giannini ...
Pat Menetti
David Simon ...
Eugene Menetti
William Duell ...
Polygraph operator
Joan McMonagle ...
Vivienne Grant
Louise Stubbs ...
Malvina Robbins
Deborah Carlson ...
Naomi Blum
Charles Brown ...
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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 alfiehitchie

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One morning, Alex Selky got dressed, waved goodbye to his mother, set off for school and disappeared.

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This movie's source novel was set in Boston whereas this film was set and filmed in New York. See more »

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Susan Selky: [to Jocelyn] You have no idea what this feels like.
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Very Good
24 July 2002 | by (Farmington Hills, MI) – See all my reviews

A bit contrived, yes, but exceptional performances by Judd Hirsch and Kate Nelligan. The pain and desperation just radiates from Nelligan. As a father, I can't even imagine what it must have took to just keep functioning.

The ending is emotionally thrilling. if you don't have an enormous lump in your throat, and tears in your eyes.......


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