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Stolen Lives -- Work has become an obsession for Detective Tom Adkins (Jon Hamm) since the disappearance of his ten-year-old son, Tommy Jr. When an early morning phone call leads him to the mangled remains of a young boy who was brutally murdered 50 years ago, Adkins takes on the case in hopes of finding absolution. His investigation leads him to a man who lived in 1958 named Matthew Wakefield (Josh Lucas) and his innocent son, John. The striking similarities in the cases pushes Adkins' obsession over the top. Barely holding onto his sanity and bound by redemption, Adkins unravels the unspeakable truth behind what happened to his son.
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Writer:
Glenn Taranto (written by)
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Tagline:
Secrets from the past don't stay buried.
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Jon Hamm ... Tom Adkins Sr.

Josh Lucas ... Matthew Wakefield

Rhona Mitra ... Barbara

James Van Der Beek ... Diploma / Rogianni

Jessica Chastain ... Sally Ann

Joanna Cassidy ... Lea Adkins

Jimmy Bennett ... John Wakefield

Morena Baccarin ... Rose Montgomery

Michael Cudlitz ... Jonas

Andy Milder ... William Daniels

Holt McCallany ... Swede

Jude Ciccolella ... Police Chief

Rick Gomez ... Officer JJ

Marcus Thomas ... Pete Dunne

Graham Phillips ... Mark Wakefield
Christian Bender ... Luke Wakefield

Sam Hennings ... Older Luke Wakefield

Tom Kemp ... Russell MacArthur

Kali Rocha ... Coral

Benjamin Burdick ... George Montgomery

Kim Hamilton ... Miz Betsy

Bob Stephenson ... Mike the Bartender

William Charles Mitchell ... Lou (as William C. Mitchell)

Glenn Taranto ... Chollie

Ryan Cutrona ... Bill Byrnes

Ty Panitz ... Tommy Jr.

Ray Proscia ... Lawyer

Elizabeth Small ... Edvena

Enuka Okuma ... Officer Angie Riddick

Angela Schnaible ... Girl

Jeanette Brox ... Lisa

Kasey Campbell ... Micha

Beth Grant ... Older Edvena

Cheyenne Wilbur ... Old Minister

Pamela Dunlap ... Shelly the Waitress

Rutanya Alda ... Older Sally Ann

James Mathers ... Joel Schubert

Paul Keith ... Barber #1

Jonathan Erickson Eisley ... Mick (as Jonathan Eisley)

Channing Chase ... Lorraine
Charles C. Stevenson ... Man Getting a Cut (as Charles Stevenson)

Bart McCarthy ... Kevin Byrnes

Tonye Patano ... Elsie Mauer
Beresford Bennett ... Investigator

Al Corley ... Uncle Sam #2
Liliana Rose ... Jenette
Lindsey Rosenblatt ... Ashley
Richard Amadril ... Waiter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charity Beyer ... 1950's Barmaid (uncredited)
Felix J. Boyle ... 1950s Chollie Diner Guest (uncredited)
Keith Brush ... Examiner (uncredited)
Jillian Johnston ... Carnival Goer (uncredited)

Jason Kakebeen ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

Elizabeth Kouri ... Pearl Wakefield (uncredited)
Retson Ross ... Carnival Kid (uncredited)
Brandon Woxland ... Carnival Kid (uncredited)
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Directed by
Anders Anderson 
 
Writing credits
Glenn Taranto (written by)

Produced by
Anders Anderson .... producer
Al Corley .... producer
Josh Lucas .... co-producer
Devin Maurer .... producer
Eugene Musso .... producer
Kim Olsen .... co-producer
Bart Rosenblatt .... producer
Andy Steinman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Trevor Morris 
 
Cinematography by
Andy Steinman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gary Mau 
 
Casting by
Stephanie Corsalini 
 
Production Design by
Jennifer Spence 
 
Art Direction by
Thomas Spence 
 
Costume Design by
Lisa Norcia 
 
Makeup Department
Monica Araya .... key hair stylist
Kymber Blake .... makeup department head
Noa Bolozky .... key makeup artist
E. Larry Day .... key makeup artist
J.J. Poff .... makeup artist (as J.J. Henley)
Richard Redlefsen .... age progression makeup: James Van Der Beek
 
Production Management
Jeanette Brill .... unit production manager (as Jeanette Volturno)
Rick Osako .... unit production manager
Ric Wolfe .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Shepherd .... first assistant director: second unit
Andrew Shepherd .... second assistant director
Ethan Shrier .... first assistant director
Sam Yano .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Matt Donaldson .... property master
Alicia Gerken .... assistant art director
Charlie Leal .... set dresser
Tim Risley .... on-set dresser
Richard Roraback .... leadman
 
Sound Department
Mark Binder .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Binder .... supervising sound editor
Jay Golden .... sound utility
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator
Zsolt Magyar .... sound mixer
Steven Schwedt .... boom operator
Nick Shaffer .... sound re-recording mixer
Nick Shaffer .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
 
Visual Effects by
Chris Ervin .... visual effects artist
Chris Ervin .... visual effects supervisor
Tuan Ho .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Clay Cullen .... stunt player
Dane Farwell .... stunt player
Chris J. King .... stunts
Michael R. King .... stunt double: Josh Lucas
Rob King .... stunt coordinator
Rick Marcus .... stunt double: Josh Lucas
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jessica Brooks .... still photographer
Chris Byers .... key grip
Jon Callesen .... best boy electric (as John Callesen)
Dessie Coale .... lighting technician
Brandon Cunningham .... gaffer
Peter DePhilippis .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Adam Duffy .... grip
Phil Eastwood .... electrician
Reece Glover .... best boy grip
Nate Havens .... camera operator: 'b' camera
Tom Heigl .... camera loader: re-shoots
Jennifer Herschbach .... grip
Charles 'Tom' Hinson .... key grip
Jared Hoy .... set lighting technician
Jeff Journey .... dolly grip
Erwin Landau .... Steadicam operator
Dwight F. Lay .... electrician (as Dwight Lay)
Aaron Marquette .... second assistant camera: re-shoots
Johan Martínez .... grip
Thomas McCarty .... electrician (as Tom McCarty)
Mark Meyers .... steadicam operator
Clint Moran .... additional loader
Matt Mosher .... camera operator
Kathryn Moss .... assistant camera: additional (as Kathryn Comkowycz)
Bill Otto .... gaffer
Roger Peterson .... best boy grip
Mark Pickens .... key grip
Boris Price .... camera operator: 'b' camera
Jeremy Quinlan .... key grip
Jake Rose .... electrician
Daniel Shepard .... grip
Benjamin Shurtleff .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Zachary Sieffert .... first assistant camera: re-shoots
Brian Silva .... electrician
Andy Steinman .... camera operator: 'a' camera
Nathan Stock .... dolly grip
Charles B. Walker .... electrician
Michael Weeks .... electrician (as Mike Weeks)
Ramian E. Williams .... set lighting technician
Satoshi Yamazaki .... grip
 
Casting Department
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice casting
Brandi S. Hawkins .... extras casting: reshoots
Charley Medigovich .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Echo Brooks .... costumer
Kristen Samuilow .... set costumer
Dmitri Seth .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Jon-Pierre Dupuy .... assistant editor
Victor Franco .... key digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Yesenia Higuera .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Michael Mintz .... digital film colorist
Alan Pao .... digital intermediate producer
Binh C. Than .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
 
Music Department
Jeffrey Biggers .... score recordist (as Jeff Biggers)
John Bissell .... music supervisor
Nick Delaplane .... composer: additional music
Sarah Ferguson .... music coordinator
T.J. Lindgren .... composer: additional music
Trevor Morris .... musician: piano
Trevor Morris .... score mixer
Sam Plattner .... assistant to composer
Tom Trafalski .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Craig Alexander .... driver
Scott Anderson .... transportation captain
Kevin Barrett .... driver
James G. Brill .... transportation coordinator
Daniel Malkovich .... driver
Craig Patane .... driver
Dave Perkins .... driver: honeywagon
Ryan Wolfrum .... driver
 
Other crew
Michael Ark .... stand-in (as Misha Bugaev)
Dana Cohen .... studio teacher
Sandra Cruz .... set medic
Jade DeCosta .... production coordinator
Minnie Duerr .... production accountant
Leon Gladstone .... production legal
Raquel Goodsell .... production assistant
Rocky Goodsell .... production assistant
Stanley Longstreet .... location manager
Kiran Kaur Saini .... script supervisor
Junya Sakino .... key set production assistant
Tanya Taylor .... production secretary
Diane Timmons .... craft service
Randi Woxland .... key set medic
 
Thanks
Bryan Pennington .... special thanks
Ken Steiger .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stolen" - USA (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for a scene of sexuality
Runtime:
91 min
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At the time of filming in 2008, Rhona Mitra, who played Barbara, was 32 years old. Barbara says that eight years after his disappearance Tommy junior would now be 18 years old. Since Barbara appears to be the same age as the actress, that would mean that Barbara would have been about 13-15 years old at the time of Tommy junior's birth.See more »
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Anachronisms: As John and Matt drive down the town's main street, one of the storefronts they pass has one of the modern "OPEN" neon sign in the window.See more »
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60 out of 78 people found the following review useful.
Very good mystery movie, 11 April 2010
Author: dickklip from United States

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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