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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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Cast overview:
Jake Neeley
Lenny Hocknell (as Zoë Weizenbaum)
Henry R. Hocknell Jr.
Mitchell (as Tim Webber)
Robert W. Gardner
Young Jake


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 »


Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence and language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

28 May 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Woodcutter  »

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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 »


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 »


Jake: I'm not going to explain some damn thing to you that you'd never understand anyhow.
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Missing in America a must see - Zoe and Danny amazing
13 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw Zoe Weizenbaum with Danny Glover in "Missing in America." It was featured at the Northampton Independent Film Festival, which presented Zoe with the best new actress award. The film is an actor's film. Danny Glover's best performance since To Sleep With Anger. But Zoe is amazing in her first movie part, playing an Amero-Vietnamese girl who is left with a Vietnam Vet, played by Glover. It is a disturbing film about the effects of war on many of my generation, and there were some very appreciative Vietnam vets in the audience. Zoe lives in nearby Amherst and discussed her role after the screening. One of the vets handed her a letter he had written his Mom from Vietnam. He had the same nickname in Nam as one of the characters in the film, Dink, which comes from the Vietnamese term for "crazy." You could tell the film meant a lot to him. While the film reminds us of the ongoing personal damage of the combat experience, it is also a healing film, and Zoe carries the healing power of a child's innocence with subtle grace throughout the film. Everyone should see this film.

Tom Gardner Amherst, MA

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