Abandon (2002) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job, must confront the sudden reappearance of her old boyfriend, after his two-year, unexplained absence.

    - Written by Lane Shadgett
  • Detective Wade Handler is assigned to investigate the disappearance of the millionaire Embry Larkin, who vanished two years ago. Wade looks for Embry's former girlfriend, Katie Burke, on the campus of their university. Katie is under pressure, completing her thesis, maintaining a job in a reputable and prestigious company, and, having sessions with her psychiatrist, Dr. David Schaffer. Katie misses Embry, since she has no family, but, she feels a great attraction for Detective Wade. During the investigation, Embry returns without any explanation and her colleague, Harrison Hobart, who has a crush on her, disappears. Katie believes that Embry is responsible and tells Wade. But nobody can find Embry.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Catherine Burke is under pressure. She faces exams, completion of her thesis, and a competitive interview process, all of which is compounded when a police detective, Wade Handler, begins investigating the two-year-old disappearance of her boyfriend, Embry Langan, a young man whose memory haunts and obsesses her. As the investigation continues, Catherine is forced to choose between her past passions and new possibilities, even as Handler is discovering surprising new facts about Embry and his possible connection to another disappearance from campus.

    - Written by Grace from Toronto


Katie Burke (Katie Holmes) is a young grad student sitting on the stairs of a campus building. Her friend Sam (Zooey Deschanel) drags her to a job fair where they check out the booth of a company they want to work at when they graduate from college...

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