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Stolen (2009) More at IMDbPro »Stolen Lives (original title)

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Stolen -- 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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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)
Ianello Garcino ... Detective (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)

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
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
Location Management
Stanley Longstreet .... location manager
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
Kiran Kaur Saini .... script supervisor
Junya Sakino .... key set production assistant
Tanya Taylor .... production secretary
Diane Timmons .... craft service
Randi Woxland .... key set medic
Bryan Pennington .... special thanks
Ken Steiger .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stolen Lives" - USA (original title)
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Rated R for a scene of sexuality
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

In the 1958 part of the story, Matthew refers to the car he drives as "the Rambler." In fact, the car is a 1958 model, which was a new body style, and the first Rambler model designed and built by American Motors Corporation as the Rambler Ambassador. All previous models to 1958 where Nash Ramblers (1950-1957) or Hudson Ramblers (1954-1957), which were the constituent companies merged in 1954 to form American Motors Corporation.See more »
Anachronisms: When Matt goes to the diner later in the movie, Sally Ann is putting coffee pots on the warming plates. The coffee pots are the modern kind with brown top for regular, and an orange top for decaf. In 1958, most coffee pots would have been metal. And decaf if available was served in little orange packets called SANKA.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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Ultimate Movie Review! -, 15 July 2012
Author: Tss5078 from United States

When you watch a lot of independent and direct-to-video films, you see a lot of garbage, but occasionally you find a gem that makes it all worthwhile, Stolen, is one of those gems. This story was so intriguing and well written that I was absolutely blown away. The film is about a detective whose son went missing, without a trace, eight years ago. The trail is cold and he's beginning to accept that he will never find him, when a local construction crew finds a boy in a box. The body has been there for at least fifty years, but the case awakens something in the detective who has to learn the truth. From there, quite ingeniously, the film is divided into three different stories, the story of the boy in the box, the detectives investigation, and the story of his own child. It was seriously like watching three different movies at once, and they were all great! The cast was pretty phenomenal too, as this was a very hard thing to pull off, but they did it seemingly with ease. Josh Lucas just blew my mind, giving an unrivaled performance as the father of the other missing boy. I've seen him in things before, but nothing was as memorable as this. Stolen is a film that consists of three stories in once, that will pull on your emotions and have you on the edge of your seat. It's one of the best films I've seen all year and I can't recommend it enough!

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