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 film is loosely based on the case of 11-year-old Etan Patz, who disappeared in NYC on May 25, 1979 while walking two blocks to catch his school bus. As of June 2012, Patz, who was declared legally dead in 2001, has not been found. 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
Where do they think these kids are - Disneyland?
Referenced in An Unexpected Family