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"Missing" Pilot (2012)

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Gregory Poirier (creator)
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Original Air Date:
11 March 2012 (Season 1, Episode 1)
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Rebecca Winstone is an ex-CIA agent who left the agency after her husband Paul, also an agent, was killed in a car bombing... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Slow into Go - Becca snaps our Attention See more (2 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Ashley Judd ... Becca Winstone

Sean Bean ... Paul Winstone

Cliff Curtis ... Dax Miller

Joaquim de Almeida ... Antoine Lussier

Adriano Giannini ... Giancarlo Rossi

Nick Eversman ... Michael Winstone

Keith Carradine ... Martin Newman

Aunjanue Ellis ... Mary Dresden

Gina McKee ... Jamie Ortega

Laura Donnelly ... Violet Heath

Jason Wong ... Fitzpatrick

Jessica Boone ... Rabia
Chiara Gensini ... Francesca
Caleb Barton Smith ... Young Michael

Miroslav Simunek ... Ori
Julian Martin ... Bartender
Nikola Navrátil ... Blonde Assassin
Daniel Pietrucha ... Man on Scooter

Nancy Bishop ... Woman Jogger
Nancy Bishop ... Woman Jogger

Stewart Moore ... Customs Agent
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jaymes Butler ... Local Hub Agent (uncredited)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Steve Shill  (as Stephen Shill)
 
Writing credits
Gregory Poirier (creator)

Gregory Poirier (written by)

Produced by
Gideon Amir .... producer
Kenny Bates .... co-producer
Ben Brafman .... associate producer
Ashley Judd .... co-executive producer
Meredith Lavender .... co-producer
Adele Lim .... consulting producer
Gina Matthews .... executive producer
David Minkowski .... co-producer
Faruk Ozerten .... producer: Istanbul
James D. Parriott .... executive producer (as James Parriott)
Gregory Poirier .... executive producer
Paul Redford .... co-executive producer
Grant Scharbo .... executive producer
Richard Peter Schroer .... co-producer
Steve Shill .... executive producer (as Stephen Shill)
Matthew Stillman .... co-producer
Marcie Ulin .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Duncan 
 
Film Editing by
Simon Webb 
 
Makeup Department
Linda Eisenhamerova .... makeup artist (as Linda Dvorakova)
Gabriela Polakova .... department head makeup artist
Gabriela Polakova .... makeup department head
Rene Stejskal .... prosthetics designer
 
Production Management
Tomislav Peleski .... assistant unit manager: Croatia
Mirek Sochor .... post production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jakub Dvorak .... second assistant director
Vojta Hlavicka .... second assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Jiri Hrubes .... picture cars coordinator
Jakub Janouch .... graphic designer
Eliska Jenickova .... assistant production designer
Jelinek Radovan .... graphics designer
 
Sound Department
Kelly Cole .... sound re-recording mixer
Tanja Crouch .... post-production facilities manager
Kirby Jinnah .... supervising sound editor
Bill Mellow .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Thompson .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Pavel Sagner .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Ryan Curtis .... visual effects coordinator
Ryan Curtis .... visual effects editor
Tyler Foell .... visual effects producer
April Fortin .... visual effects: editor
Diego Galtieri .... digital compositor
Jason Korber .... digital supervisor
Gary Romey .... visual effects coordinator
Jagdeep Saggu .... digital compositor
Rob Sischy .... digital compositor
Ondrej Stibinger .... dailies colorist
Mike Uguccioni .... visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Pavel Cajzl .... stunt coordinator
Jindrich Klaus .... utility stunts
Dimo Liptkovsky .... stunts
Rudolf Vrba .... fight coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ladislav Hruby .... first assistant camera "a" camera: second unit
Vladimir Kesl .... computer video supervisor
Mikulas Krepelka .... second assistant camera
Martin Nahodil .... video assist: second unit
Pavel Proisl .... grip
Karel Schneiberg .... hd video assist operator
Jan Vagner .... second unit: best boy grip
 
Casting Department
Saraphina Monaco .... casting assistant
Martin Oktabec .... extras coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Larisa Sramkova .... seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Jakub Olexa .... assistant editor
Claudio Sepulveda .... final colorist
 
Music Department
Kevin J. Edelman .... music supervisor
Rich Walters .... music editor
Tim Williams .... composer: additional music
Andrew Gowan .... music coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Daniel Adam .... extras wrangler: Czech Republic
Billi Bruins .... location accountant
Lubomir Janci .... utility double
Tereza Mandic Listikova .... assistant production coordinator
Iva Lukesová .... assistant accountant
Robin Melville .... location scout: Italy
Petr Skvor .... assistant location manager
Marketa Tom .... assistant to Ashley Judd
Goran Uljanic .... assistant production coordinator
Dale Wyatt .... dialogue coach
Yaroslav Poverlo .... voice: Russian (uncredited)
Yaroslav Poverlo .... voice: additional Russian (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gregory Poirier  creator

Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
Nancy Bishop 
Jennifer L. Smith 
Suzanne Smith 
Tricia Wood 
 
Production Management
Sanjin Krapinec .... assistant unit manager: Croatia
Vaclav Mottl .... production manager: second unit
Diego Zanco .... unit production manager: Croatia
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karel Kubis .... second assistant director: second unit
Jan Mensík .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Jan Svoboda .... art department coordinator
Kurt Van Der Basch .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Kevin Belen .... foley mixer
Brian Calhoon .... adr mixer
Brian Campbell .... dialogue editor
Jay Cheetham .... backgrounds editor
Peter Eusebe .... boom operator
James Fonnyadt .... sound designer
Robert Gumala .... sound mixer (second unit)
Fred Paragano .... adr mixer
Roman Rigo .... boom operator b
Sarah Vorhees .... adr assistant
Sarah Vorhees .... adr recordist
Matthew Wilson .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Miroslav Miclik .... special effects
Branko Repalust .... armourer
 
Visual Effects by
Garret Biles .... visual effects artist
Brent Boulet .... visual effects artist
Jess Brown .... 3d supervisor
Kornel Farkas .... compositor
Yoga Kurniawan .... digital compositor
Steve J. McLeod .... digital compositor
Iqbal Zafar .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Miroslav Lhotka .... stunts
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrej Arnautov Jr. .... gaffer: second unit
Jiri Arnstein .... electrician
Jan Brumlich .... electrician
Jan Carda .... first assistant camera
Michal Chadima .... digital image technician
Miro Gábor .... director of photography: second unit
Larry D. Horricks .... still photographer
Borivoj Klecka .... best boy
Miroslav Pavlik .... second assistant "a" camera: second unit
Zdenek Pozar .... electrician
Jan Prokes .... second assistant camera "a" camera: main unit
Petr Svoboda .... rigging electrician
 
Casting Department
Daniel Edwards .... casting assistant
Katie Silverman .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Conan Castro Jr. .... consulting costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Katerina Galova .... post-production coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Lada Vacik .... driver: camera truck (2012)
 
Other crew
Marijan Bakovic .... assistant location manager: Croatia
Michal Engrth .... assistant accountant
Zarko Ivkovic .... location manager: Dubrovnik
Katye Kalivoda .... personal assistant: Ashley Judd
Mirna Kapetanovic .... production coordinator: cro unit
Miroslav Sochor .... post-production supervisors
Aleksandar Vojnovic .... production assistant: Croatia
Ludek Vomacka .... assistant to executive producers
Peter Ziak .... assistant accountant
Gordana Zivkovic .... production accountant: local
Zdravko Madzarevic .... location manager: Croatia (uncredited)
Vesna Rokvic .... office production assistant: Croatia (uncredited)
 
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Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the nightclub the mom dials the girlfriend's cell phone and we hear it ring. Due to the background music/noise present, the ring would have been inaudible.See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Slow into Go - Becca snaps our Attention, 5 June 2012
Author: Elizabeth from Chicago

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

I understand the meaning of attachment. When someone becomes a part of you, they are so attached to the limb. Even when you are apart from them, you are still close. That is the kind of relationship I understood for Becca and Michael. She loves Michael. It's that simple. The acting is an acquired taste that pulls you into a Missing imagination. You can relate, but you have to let it sink in.

235@W' brought me back to the days I used to make up some kind of code my friend and I used to outsmart our kindergarten teacher. Things like that we forget now because we barely find the time to learn a new language unique to ourselves. I have forgotten the symbols I formed when I was younger, but it was cool. This is was when the pilot kept me glued. I found the pace a bit slow in the beginning. Becca was running, but I still felt as though I wanted to be on that run with her. When she passes by some people now warming up for their run, this kept it real. It is subtle things like that some writers forget to include. A sense of continuity prevails when we realize that the pilot is not when Becca's life begins, we have partially interrupted a portion of time from Becca's life. That run looked very good too.

When I did my research on the title of course mainly serious matters appear. That is missing children among many. It can be a very sad topic to think about. This can hurt this new series. If at some point it turns out to be clichéd and overacted or just boring, it does no justice to the real issues that exist in society. Who can or should be entertained by someone being abducted? This series however slowly parts from that perspective and focuses on the perils of a mother. We see the connection a mother has with her child and we feel the torture of watching your child grow up and then mature away from a mother's oversight.

Clearly this explosion was an oversight. When Paul's car exploded during a conversation Becca was having with her son it lends itself to the drama television somehow creates, but not in real life. How would the Becca Winstone of this time deal with hearing an explosion and not knowing what happened on the other end of the phone. Unfortunately this was not truly delved into. The writers thought it more important to show Michael survived and Paul did not. It was clear, no more debate. I still felt that about ten years later, watching Becca run with Michael happy did not wet my appetite. Did the child actor look like present day Michael? Maybe. We don't care at this point. How did this explosion affect their lives? We do not get to see that.

So yeah we look for many things in a pilot. 1) A relationship, 2) Action 3) A story we can actually follow. Spy movies and television series have been done and overdone time and time again. Let's face it we all picture at some point being spies in our minds and keeping secrets that no one else but you and a selective few know. We let our minds explore the possibilities of anonymity to hide away our true selves and we escape. We pride ourselves on learning skills and holding the wealth of technology in our palms. These are all trade qualities we crave sometimes on a long on the clock day of work, come on it happens. If not then through the people we socialize with. I forget all that with Missing. I don't need to compare with other series because it stands on its own. So the pilot worked for me and I caught the reruns when available.

The writing of this series comes full circle in the pilot when Michael tried to make sense of his symbol with his mother. Part of how it all began, to end with Becca knowing that his son stayed at a place where that symbol existed. It melts you in a way that not many truly understand. Some shows are just there for you to look at but Missing goes the extra mile to pull a cast from all over to have a home in one sitting. That is truly remarkable.

4.8 Stars

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