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Point Last Seen (1998)

Fact-based story about a tracker who searches for a little girl who was lost in the desert, but suffers internally because her own children were kidnapped by her ex-husband.

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Rachel Harrison
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Coreen Davis
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Point Last Seen is a suspense drama inspired by actual events, in which Rachel Harrison, (played by Linda Hamilton) the head of a search-and-rescue team, works desperately to save the life of a lost child. At the same time she is struggling with the absence of her own children who have been kidnapped by her ex-husband. The only information Rachel has about the lost 9-year-old girl, is that she is wearing a size 3-1/2 tennis shoe with straight lines on the soles and a wad of gum stuck to the bottom. She tracks the girl's footprints through the hot desert sun, and becomes exhausted and dehydrated but keeps searching, determined to find the child before it is too late. Well into the search, Rachel learns that her ex-husband has been found, but her kids are not with him. She continues to look for Mandy while worrying whether or not her own children are alive. Written by Julie Chapman

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When Rachel Myles' children are abducted, the search for another missing child sends her on a journey through the past... and on the road back to hope.

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24 November 1998 (USA)  »

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L'ultima traccia  »

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When Sam lands in the Sheriff's helicopter to pick up Rachel we hear the engine and rotors winding down, but as seen in the rotor's reflection in the windows, and the tail rotor visible behind Sam, they are not turning. The same happens when the helicopter is started for take-off - then engines and rotors can be heard spooling up, but the rotors are visibly not moving at all. See more »

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Mrs. Ellis: [to Rachel] Are you gonna find Mandy?
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Linda Hamilton's annoying voice-over for 1.5hrs
22 September 2013 | by (America) – See all my reviews

There was no mother-child relationship evident between Hamilton's character and the children. Also, what was with the voice-over by Hamilton that was exactly like her voiceovers in "Terminator"? On and on and on and you expect the Terminator to come in and kill her to shut her up. It's really patronising that the producer of this movie thought no one would notice that she sounds like she's reading for that movie. The setting is also like "Terminator" and some of "Terminator 2" i.e. in the desert with dust flying everywhere and you expect to see an underground bunker filled with guns (and of course the Terminator).

This movie was not convincing in an way, shape or form and Hamilton's phoned in performance didn't help- the same "sad" facial expressions and tone of voice as she used in...you guessed it...The Terminator. The character of her son in this movie was also called "John" like her 'son' in Terminator (please get a baby name book producer). No acting was done by Hamilton in this film and now I can see she doesn't know how to act, I'm put off the Terminator movies that have her in them. Thanks Linda.


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