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Without a Trace (1983)

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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Susan Selky
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Graham Selky
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Jocelyn Norris
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Margaret Mayo
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Philippe
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Ms. Hauser
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Alex Selky (as Daniel Bryan Corkill)
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Pat Menetti
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Eugene Menetti
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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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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 »

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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 »

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Susan Selky: Where do they think these kids are - Disneyland?
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Referenced in An Unexpected Family (1996) See more »

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The DVD for this movie is available now.
21 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I won't go into the specifics of the movie as many other here have already done that. To those that were wondering about the DVD - It is out on DVD now. I think it came out in March 2005. I bought it as soon as it became available.

Another thing. This movie is widely known as being based on real events. It may or may not be but we know it is based on a novel by Beth Gutcheon called "Still Missing". Whether that novel is based on a actual event I can't say for sure.

There was one comment here by someone who said the movie was no good. I don't know what movie she was watching as it sure wasn't this one. She said the houseboy cut himself shaving or something to that affect. Not true. This tells me she didn't watch the movie very closely.

To end this I will just say 'Without A Trace' is one of my favorite movies of all time. Top 10? Maybe not but it is up there. Great, I mean really great acting by Kate Nelligan and Judd Hirsch. David Dukes and Stockard Channing really flex their acting muscles here as well.


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