7.3/10
996
10 user 8 critic

Who Took Johnny (2014)

Clip
7:17 | Clip

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

WHO TOOK JOHNNY is an examination into an infamous thirty-year-old cold case: the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film ... See full summary »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Witness I (2015)
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The brother of Kitty Genovese investigates the circumstances of her murder and the truth of the story that dozens of locals witnessed the crime and did nothing to intervene.

Director: James D. Solomon
Stars: William Genovese, Shannon Beeby, Kitty Genovese
Amanda Knox (2016)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted and eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy.

Directors: Rod Blackhurst, Brian McGinn
Stars: Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito
Holy Hell (2016)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An inside look at a West Hollywood cult formed by a charismatic teacher in the 1980s that eventually imploded.

Director: Will Allen
Stars: Will Allen, Dimitrius Pulido, Phillipe Coquet
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Explore the disturbing story of one of America's most wanted fugitives, Robert Fisher. Following the brutal murder of his family, Fisher went missing in 2001 - years later, his whereabouts remain unknown.

Director: Charlie Minn
Stars: Robert Caldwell, John Hook, T.J. Jiran
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A look at the effects that online bullying has on the lives of teenagers and their community.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk
Stars: Daisy Coleman, Jim Fall, Delaney Henderson
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE is a film about the Matthew Shepard behind the headlines. An honest and intimate portrait of Matt as he is remembered by those who knew him, it is the story... See full summary »

Director: Michele Josue
Documentary | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

'Welcome to Leith' is a feature documentary chronicling the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. Filmed in the days leading up to ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker
Stars: Craig Cobb, Amber Schatz
Documentary | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story.

Director: David Sington
Stars: Sammy Silverwatch, Nick Yarris
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

This chilling film tells the gripping story of the making of a modern Swedish serial killer - taking us to the very heart of events that terrified a nation. Horrific and intriguing in equal... See full summary »

Director: Brian Hill
Stars: Oscar Thunberg, Erik Lennblad, Leo Sigelius
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Filmmaker Jon Greenhalgh examines the life of Dave Schultz, a professional wrestler who was part of Team Foxcatcher, funded by philanthropist John E du Pont.

Director: Jon Greenhalgh
Stars: John du Pont, Dave Schultz, Nancy Schultz
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Portrait of Christian Gerhartsreiter, who posed as a Rockefeller heir for decades, but who was, in fact, a con artist and a murderer.

Director: Steffi Kammerer
Stars: Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, Dan Banks, Sandra Boss
Documentary | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Silver
Stars: Lucia McBath, Ron Davis, Michael David Dunn
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Nancy Allen ...
Herself - Marc Allen's Aunt
Paul Bonacci ...
Himself
Troy Boner ...
Himself - Child Victim (archive footage)
Mike Borland ...
Himself - Photojournalist
Nick Bryant ...
Himself - Author
Drew Collins ...
Himself - Father of Missing Girl
Heather Collins ...
Herself - Mother of Missing Girl
Orval Cooney ...
Himself - Police Chief (archive footage)
Cam Coppess ...
Himself - Police Officer
John DeCamp ...
Himself - Paul Bonacci's Attorney
John Gosch Sr. ...
Himself - Johnny's Father
Noreen Gosch ...
Herself
Nick Gray ...
Himself - Producer
George Hartney ...
Himself - Noreen's Husband
Ron Hosko ...
Himself - FBI
Edit

Storyline

WHO TOOK JOHNNY is an examination into an infamous thirty-year-old cold case: the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film focuses on the heartbreaking story of Johnny's mother, Noreen, and her relentless quest for the truth about what happened on the tragic September morning in Des Moines when Johnny never returned from his paper route. Along the way there have been mysterious sightings, strange clues, bizarre revelations, and a confrontation with a person who claims to have helped abduct Johnny. Steeped in intrigue and conspiracy theories, WHO TOOK JOHNNY explores eyewitness accounts, compelling evidence, and emotional discoveries spanning three decades of the most spellbinding missing person's case in U.S. history Written by Filmbuff

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

On September 5, 1982, Johnny Gosch disappeared while preparing to deliver newspapers in West Des Moines, Iowa. 30 years later the truth about what happened will be revealed.


Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 January 2014 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

'Who Took Johnny?' is a Must See film of the year for the world!
30 January 2014 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

'Who Took Johnny?' Reveals how cases of missing children were handle 30 years ago. This film shades all its light on the disappearance of Johnny Gosch from Des Monies, Iowa. A 12 year-old paperboy, who disappears without a trace, yet was written off as a runaway. The case of Johnny Gosch is shrouded by the darkest side of humanity as it leads to a hidden world where children are targeted A world dragged into the light by the strength, love, and sacrifice of a mother who never stopped fighting for answers. It should be required for the world to watch. I watch it. My heart is still trembling over how this case was handled.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I don't get it papatoony-33-670609
About this movie I would like to know some things bbwcw89
Police chief's tattoos waterandafter
About this movie I would like to know some things bbwcw89
Discuss Who Took Johnny (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page