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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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You can leave war, but war will never leave you! See more »


Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.85 : 1
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Zoe Weizenbaum's debut role. See more »


Jake shoos the cat away from Lenny's supper and then pushes the chair up to the table. A minute later, when Lenny comes out of her room, the chair is pushed out again, even though Jake's hands have been occupied the whole time. See more »


Jake: I need something to drink.
Lenny: [getting a whiff] How 'bout some coffee?
Jake: How 'bout you give up playing the social worker and get me some whiskey.
Lenny: How 'bout you kiss my ass.
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An excellent film
22 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was invited to a screening in New York City recently and thoroughly enjoyed this film. Mr. Glover's and Zoe Weizenbaum's performances were superb. The locations in the movie were some of the most beautiful country I have ever seen and the photography and lighting was breathtaking. The story is well-paced and and the supporting characters were interesting and well acted. Mr. Perlman artfully conveys much emotion through his character without speaking a word. This movie really is a powerful, and sometimes gut-wrenching, examination of the lasting effects of the Vietnam conflict on those who experienced the war.

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