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Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed ... See full summary »

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John Rosow
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Harold Fullmer
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Miss Charley
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Mrs. Fullmer
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Hero Furillo
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Lana Cobb
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Gus Papitos
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Don Edgar
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Drexler Hewitt
Kate Arrington ...
Jane Rosow
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Javier Reyes
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Agent Chambers
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Agent Craig
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Mabel Page
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Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Persuaded by a large reward, Rosow is charged with bringing the missing person back to his wife in New York City. Written by Anonymous

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John Rosow is a private investigator. And an alcoholic. He just got the case of his life.


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3 December 2009 (Australia)  »

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Az eltűnt személy  »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,715 (USA) (20 November 2009)

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$17,580 (USA) (19 February 2010)
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Goofs

When the train pulls into what's supposed to be Union Station, Los Angeles, the platform is really in Downtown San Diego. John Rosow is next seen in front of Union Station which is 120 miles away by air. Previously, when he boarded the train (the California Zephyr) in Chicago, the same San Diego platform (including the trunk of a palm tree) can be seen briefly through the window. The California Zephyr does not go to either San Diego or LA. It terminates in Emeryville. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Rosow: I could lie there forever. But the phone rang.
[ringing]
John Rosow: Hello?
[still ringing]
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References Serpico (1973) See more »

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Can't Say Why
Written by Jordan Galland
Performed by Domino Kirke and Jordan Galland
Courtesy of Slush Puppy Music
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Powerful Art Film
1 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is a user comment here that mentions this film as an attempt at classical noir. Not so. It is an art film with surface elements of the noir genre. Probably it would be better off playing at museum than movie theater. At any rate, if you like David Lynch and Robert Frank and Andy Warhol films-- you will love this movie. Michael Shannon delivers his best performance. Finally he is romantic, leading man. The music is amazing. And Joe Lovano shows up to blow sax. The golden, desaturated look fits perfectly with the depressed character and hungover feeling. The best scene has glow in the dark sunglasses in a dark trunk. I wont say anything else.


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