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Missing in America (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, War  |  28 May 2005 (USA)
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A haunted Vietnam veteran (Danny Glover), living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member (... See full summary »

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Jake Neeley
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Lenny Hocknell (as Zoë Weizenbaum)
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A haunted Vietnam veteran (Danny Glover), living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member (David Strathairn) and his young Amerasian daughter (newcomer Zoe Weizenbaum). Written by the producers

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It's never too late to come home. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Was initially set for theatrical release in the fall of 2004 but was pushed back. It made its screen debut at the Seattle International Film Festival on 28 May and 30 May 2005. See more »

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Jake sees Lenny studying his Purple Heart and tells her to stop. He has to move the doorway curtain out of the way. Since the curtain covered the room with no gaps, there is no way he could have seen what she was doing. See more »

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Lenny: You know people in heaven too, don't you?
Kate: Yes I do.
Lenny: They love you even more when they get to heaven, you know. No matter what.
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A disenfranchised Viet Nam vet is forced to confront his own demons while trying to care for his buddy's daughter.
4 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. I hope everyone across America has the opportunity to see it. It had such depth- we're still talking about the thought-provoking issues raised. The topic is very timely. Anyone who has been in the military, or knows a veteran should relate to it. Especially post 9/11 and into Iraq, there has been more attention given to the Viet Nam war. The acting was terrific. I had only seen Danny Glover in action roles. He captured the character of a tormented loner amazingly well. The little girl is a treasure. Linda Hamilton is very believable as a tough Alaskan widow. The scenery is spectacular. I'd love to see it again, and have told dozens of friends and coworkers they need to see it when it comes out.


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