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The Missing (I) (2003)

R  |   |  Adventure, Thriller, Western  |  26 November 2003 (USA)
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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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26 November 2003 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,833,633 (USA) (28 November 2003)

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$90,340 (South Africa) (7 May 2004)
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Tommy Lee Jones, Eric Schweig, David Midthunder and Val Kilmer have all appeared in the Lonesome Dove films. Jones appeared in Lonesome Dove (1989), Schweig appeared in Dead Man's Walk (1996), and Midthunder and Kilmer appeared in Comanche Moon (2008). See more »

Goofs

The "Brujo" scaling the cliff side is attached to a rappelling rope (visible in the three alternate endings). See more »

Quotes

Kayitah: [speaking Chiricahua] Forget the hides. Give us your horses and your guns and we'll call it even.
Samuel: They want our horses and guns.
Maggie: I am not giving over my horses!
[to Kayitah]
Maggie: You understand? You'll have to kill me first!
[turns to Samuel]
Maggie: You tell em... You, you tell em what I said.
Samuel: [speaking Chiricahua] Now look. You pissed her off.
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An absolute, hands-down, modern classic
23 February 2004 | by (stoke on trent, England) – See all my reviews

Set in the year of 1885 Maggie Gilkeson (Cate Blanchett) is a doctor who along with her two daughters, Lilly and Dot and friend Brake Baldwin, happily live on a ranch in New Mexico. Until, one day a ghost from Maggie's past appears who, turns out to be her estranged father, Samuel Jones (Tommy Lee Jones). But Maggie does not wish to see her father after a troubled childhood so she sends him on his way and hopes to get on with her life without him. However, when her eldest daughter Lilly (Evan Rachel Wood) is kidnapped by a rebel group of ex-soldiers led by a witch doctor, Maggie has no choice but to ask her father to help track down the kidnappers and find her daughter.

Full of continuous epic action 'The Missing' is a film that does not show many faults and has everything you want to see in a first rate film, from tension to suspense with loads of great drama, tremendous acting and even witchcraft.

Director Ron Howard does it yet again, creating a superb film which I think he can easily put into his best of list. The only real bad thing about this film is that it goes on a bit too long (which in all fairness couldn't really be helped) but despite that, it grips you and holds on tight both unpredictable and unforgettable with great performances from Tommy Lee Jones, who never ceases to amaze, Cate Blanchett who is as good as ever, Evan Rachel Wood Gives another super performance and I was particularly impressed with young Jenna Boyd.

* * * * * (5 stars)


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