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Stolen (2009)
"Stolen Lives" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  10 October 2009 (USA)
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A detective deals with the loss of his own son while trying to uncover the identity of a boy whose mummified remains are found in a box buried for fifty years.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Adkins Sr.
Matthew Wakefield
Diploma / Rogianni
Lea Adkins
Rose Montgomery
William Daniels
Police Chief
Officer JJ
Pete Dunne


A detective deals with the loss of his own son while trying to uncover the identity of a boy whose mummified remains are found in a box buried for fifty years.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Secrets from the past don't stay buried.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 October 2009 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,391 (USA) (19 March 2010)


$7,306 (USA) (2 April 2010)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jon Hamm's character, Tom Adkins, who was named in honor of the writer's acting teacher, Jess Thomas Adkins, who was best known for playing Carl the Trash man on Sesame Street. See more »


In the 1958 scenes, the box is shown variously as painted and unpainted. In a time-lapse scene, we see the box age from unpainted raw wood to dark and moldy, but when it is being buried, it is already dark. See more »


[first lines]
Tom Adkins Sr.: He has his mother's eyes. Her hair. My face, my laugh. First time I held him I knew he was my son. The best of me and his mother. I can still see his eyes light up watching those fireworks. I gave him everything a father can give a son. And now with all this searching, being a cop, being a father, I still can't find my boy.
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Very good mystery movie
11 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I found this on our pay per view channel, and from the synopsis, thought it looked worth watching. We were not disappointed. This is a very good film, in the genre of "Chinatown" and "Changeling". The story (without spoilers), is briefly as follows:

A police detective (John Hamm) has lost his only son eight years earlier, when he went to the restroom in a diner. The usual guilt and strain on his marriage ensues, as he tries to go through life with this unsolved mystery haunting him.

He is drawn into a case of another missing child, and becomes obsessed with that search, to try to find some vindication for what has happened to him. Throughout this exploration, the story is told in two stories, of him and the father of the other missing child, creating parallels, and differences in the two cases.

Eventually the dots connect and lead to a very dramatic ending. although it's a little too neatly tied up.

This is a very entertaining movie, which grabs your interest from the start, engages you with the duplicate stories throughout, and provides some twists and turns at the end, for added effect.

I really enjoyed it and am surprised that it wasn't released theatrically, as I think it is much better than the current "Ghost Writer", for example. It's a good mystery tale, and very worth watching!

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