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Stolen (2009)

Stolen Lives (original title)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Stolen  »

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During its initial 2010 run at the Laemmle Sunset 5, in Los Angeles, the film screened with the title card reading 'Stolen Lives' as well as its official release title .Stolen'. 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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Strong reaction
8 August 2013 | by (San Antonio,Tx) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this movie but saw it on Netflix and it looked interesting so I gave it a try. Wow, I was hooked, such powerful acting by Josh Lucas, Jon Hamm and James Van Der Beek. I haven't read all the reviews here so I don't know if anyone else has mentioned it but the makeup department definitely deserves praise for the job they did with the age makeup.

The story really caught my attention, I loved how it was intertwined between the past and the present and I really enjoyed the final confrontation.

I really would recommend this movie, you won't be disappointed.

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