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Gone Baby Gone (2007)

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Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.



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When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough Boston neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve their case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that could tear them apart. Written by garykmcd

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Everyone Wants The Truth... Until They Find It. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, drug content and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desapareció una noche  »

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Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,501,406 (USA) (19 October 2007)


$20,300,218 (USA) (28 December 2007)

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Did You Know?


Ben Affleck casts his younger brother, Casey Affleck in his directorial debut. See more »


Patrick says "Quincy (quin-cee) quarries" - people in Boston pronounce it "Quin-zee" See more »


[first lines]
Patrick Kenzie: I always believed it was the things you don't choose that makes you who you are. Your city, your neighborhood, your family. People here take pride in these things, like it was something they'd accomplished. The bodies around their souls, the cities wrapped around those. I lived on this block my whole life; most of these people have. When your job is to find people who are missing, it helps to know where they started. I find the people who started in the cracks and then fell through...
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Crazy Credits

In the credits, Ben Affleck gives special thanks to Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz, both members of the Boston Red Sox World Series championship teams of 2004 and 2007. See more »


References Wife Swap (2004) See more »


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Written by Axl Rose, Slash (as Saul Hudson), Duff McKagan (as Michael McKagan),
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Performed by Guns N' Roses
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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One of the Year's Best
20 October 2007 | by (Long Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

"Gone Baby, Gone" is one of the best films of the year. It is being compared to "Mystic River" and "The Departed" because it takes place in Boston, but I actually liked it better than either of those films.

The opening credits start with the camera showing close ups of people's faces. The close ups are a recurring theme throughout the movie. It's because this is not just a film about a child kidnapping. It is a film about people and that is what lifts this film above so many others.

Director Ben Affleck shows confidence and style in his first film. After this, he does not need to perform in any more films. He is a much better writer and director than he is an actor.

All the performances in the film are superb. Casey Affleck has to carry the film and he does a great job. He is a stoic, deadpan, detective. But unlike the Noir detectives of the past, he is not a loner. He has a lot of friends and he has his girlfriend played by Michelle Monaghan help with the investigation. He uses his connections to find out things the police cannot.

Beyond that, the less you know the better.

If you like crime dramas that also work as character studies, you should run out and see "Gone Baby, Gone."

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