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The Missing (I) (2003)

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In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.

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In 19th-century New Mexico, a father (Tommy Lee Jones) comes back home, hoping to reconcile with his adult daughter Maggie (Cate Blanchett). Maggie's daughter is kidnapped, forcing father and estranged daughter to work together to get her back. Written by Anonymous

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How far would you go, how much would you sacrifice to get back what you have lost?


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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26 November 2003 (USA)  »

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The Last Ride  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,628 (South Africa) (7 May 2004)

Gross:

$90,340 (South Africa) (7 May 2004)
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Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett have both appeared in films about Howard Hughes. Jones played Hughes himself in The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977), and Blanchett played Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004). See more »

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Ray McKinnon's character, Russell J. Wittick is seen during the final rescue, although he is supposedly dead at the time. See more »

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Samuel Jones: If I stay here very long, I might misbehave. Somebody might have to kill me.
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Spectacular Low Paced Western
15 December 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Nineteenth Century New Mexico, Maggie Gilkeson (Cate Blanchett) is a lonely rancher and healer, living alone with her two daughters, the teenager Lily Gilkeson (Evan Rachel Wood) and the ten years old girl Dot Gilkeson (Jenna Boyd), and her assistant and lover Brake Baldwin (Aaron Eckhart) and the employee Emiliano (Sergio Calderón). When her absent father Samuel Jones (Tommy Lee Jones), of whom Maggie feels grief for leaving her when she was a child, visits the Gilkeson's family, Lily is kidnapped with other local women by a group of rebel apaches to be sold as slave in Mexico. The Indians, leaded by "el brujo" (the witch) Pesh-Chidin (Eric Schweig), kill Brake and Emiliano, and Maggie, having no other person to support her beyond the young Dot in the search for Lily, asks her father to track the captives. The weird trio follows the kidnappers, being the beginning of a spectacular low paced story. "The Missing" is a magnificent contemporary western, having a great plot with drama, mysticism, action and thriller. The characters are slowly developed in a very consistent way, and have outstanding performances of Cate Blanchett (as usual), Tommy Lee Jones and the starlet Jenna Boyd. The locations are stunning, and the soundtrack is very powerful. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Desaparecidas" ("Missing")


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