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Vanished Without a Trace (1999)

A woman (Long) simply refuses to accept the kidnapping of her 13 year old daughter (Berman) and relentlessly pursues the villain's capture.

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Elizabeth Porterson
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Jack Porterson
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Karen
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Scott
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Davis
Jim Codrington
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Cathy Porterson (as Julie Marie Berman)
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Daniel Porterson
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Sarah
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Neil Farley
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Tiffany
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Bobby Lewis
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Mrs. George
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When 13-year old Cathy disappears, her parents Elisabeth and Jack Porterson, who have two younger sons, Daniel and J.J. who no longer feel safe and protected, mobilize help for the search, and keep going even after the police decides it's no longer worth the resources. In time Jack loses hope and faith in his marriage as Elisabeth focuses exclusively on the search. Just when even Elisabeth's confidence is no longer unshakable, they find the corpse in one of the last places on their map. The police isn't too eager to look for the killer, but she proves just as tenacious there, concentrating on a neighbor... Written by KGF Vissers

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Desaparecida sin rastro  »

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Disappointing start...........better towards the end !
28 May 2004 | by (Ile-de-France / Paris Region, France) – See all my reviews

I just bought this on a cheapo DVD in France and was a little disappointed overall. Firstly, I guessed who the guilty party was very early on. Secondly, the first 49 minutes of the film are boring at times and the acting pretty hopeless. I was expecting something much more suspenseful, given the subject matter, along the lines of 'The Vanishing" with Sandra Bullock. The whole thing gets more lively from the 50th minute onwards but we are given little insight into why the killer acts in the way he/she does. Picture quality is excellent, that was at least to be expected since the film dates from 1999. A minor point, though it does count a little was that the actress who plays the mother didn't appear as someone very pleasant nor was she good-looking

  • for this reason it is difficult to sympathise with her ! With the


disappearance for real of Estelle Mouzin in France over 3 years ago, the subject matter of the film is unfortunately all too real and had the acting been better this would have been a good film.


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