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The Missing Person (2009)

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
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Lana
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Gus Papitos
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Don Edgar
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Drexler Hewitt
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Jane Rosow
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Javier
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Agent Chambers
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Agent Craig
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Mabel Page
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L.A. Cop (Eric Jelin)
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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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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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

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

The radio chatter heard as Rosow drives to the Twin Towers on 11 September 2011 is an actual recording of chatter on the FDNY network on that day. See more »

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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Connections

Features Victory Through Air Power (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

The High And The Mighty
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
Performed by Lionel Hampton and Oscar Peterson
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
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Is there a right choice?
9 January 2011 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Life is often far more complicated than a choice between what we think it's right or wrong. There are so many variables in the game of living, that even after the consequences of the actions we are unable to evaluate the results.

Once again, Michael Shannon surprises us with an extraordinary interpretation of a dense character. The narrative is linear, but the pieces of the puzzle are put together in the right place and time.

Intense darkness and light, irony, sadness, brief fun, every ingredient turns this cocktail into an extraordinary beverage with an exquisite taste.

Make no mistake, this is a superior film.


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