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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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Tom Adkins Sr.
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Matthew Wakefield
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Barbara
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Diploma / Rogianni
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Lea Adkins
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Rose Montgomery
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Jonas
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William Daniels
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Swede
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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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Secrets from the past don't stay buried.


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

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$7,306 (USA) (2 April 2010)
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At the gas station Matthew pays $9.50 to fill up the Rambler. In 1958 and at $0.24 per gallon he filled up his car with 39 gallons of gas. A bit more than your typical Rambler can hold. See more »

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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 »

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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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Extremely underrated gem!
20 November 2012 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

Do yourself a favor...watch this movie! Josh Lucas, John Hamm, and James Van Byke all give wonderfully superb performances in this dual plot story. The story of 2 fathers in different eras with the same issue, searching for his missing son is woven to perfection. An extremely pressing and reoccurring theme set the base for a beautifully sad story that occurs so often in so many places. The scripting was wonderful and the settings are so natural and not overpowering as many Hollywood films are. I'd kept this on my netflix queue for so long, I started to watch it three times before I fully committed. I was sorry I'd postponed it so long. Such a beautiful film with stellar performances. Watch watch!


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