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The Missing (2003)

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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Brake Baldwin
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Emiliano
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Two Stone
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Kayitah
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Russell J. Wittick
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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:

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

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$26,900,336 (USA) (13 February 2004)
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Director Ron Howard and Val Kilmer previously worked together in Willow (1988). See more »

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When Samuel speaks to the bird sitting next to him, the bird has a yellow plastic ring around its right ankle. See more »

Quotes

Chidin: [speaking Chiricahua] Take your bad luck to your grave.
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Featured in Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #10.3 (2003) See more »

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The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze
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Lyrics by George Leybourne
Music by Gaston Lyle
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One of the best westerns i've ever seen.

Cate Blanchett has been surviving just fine on her own, but when some indians kill her boyfriend and kidnap her eldest daughter (she has one other, who's quite good), she is forced to ask her strange and estranged father (Tommy Lee Jones) for help.

Ron Howard finally made that western he's been dreaming of since he was a kiddie putting together home movies of men on horses riding into town (which you can find on The Missing DVD) - and i hope it surpasses his wildest dreams.

Its widescreen wild-west vistas make this one of the most beautiful films to come out of Hollywood in years. Cinematography is superb, to say the least.

And its suspense is perfect. I wasn't bored one minute - it is regulated by violent outbursts from the indians at unexpected intervals. As soon as we're about to wonder why we were so scared of the indians, we are reassured why.

Virtually constant camera movement and hand-held work take us into the world of The Missing, and make it really come alive. Ron Howard really knows what he's doing.

10/10. A beautiful, suspenseful, outstanding film.

Parent's Warning: its quite violent. Many graphic deaths, many more where the violence is strongly suggested. Make sure your audience is over, say, 16.


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