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Without a Trace (1983)

This movie, centering on a child's abduction, casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who ... See full summary »

Director:

Stanley R. Jaffe

Writers:

Beth Gutcheon (screenplay), Beth Gutcheon (novel)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Nelligan ... Susan Selky
Judd Hirsch ... Al Menetti
David Dukes ... Graham Selky
Stockard Channing ... Jocelyn Norris
Jacqueline Brookes ... Margaret Mayo
Keith McDermott ... Philippe
Kathleen Widdoes Kathleen Widdoes ... Ms. Hauser
Danny Corkill ... Alex Selky (as Daniel Bryan Corkill)
Cheryl Giannini Cheryl Giannini ... Pat Menetti
David Simon David Simon ... Eugene Menetti
William Duell William Duell ... Polygraph Operator
Joan McMonagle Joan McMonagle ... Vivienne Grant
Louise Stubbs Louise Stubbs ... Malvina Robbins
Deborah Carlson Deborah Carlson ... Naomi Blum
Charles Brown Charles Brown ... Sachs
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This movie, centering on a child's abduction, casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who treat her and her husband as suspects, even as she hounds them to find her child and drives away her husband (David Dukes) and friends (including Stockard Channing) with her intensity and single-mindedness. Written by alfiehitchie

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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One morning, Alex Selky got dressed, waved goodbye to his mother, set off for school and disappeared.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Trivia

The name of the tertiary education campus at which English professor Susan Selky (Kate Nelligan) worked was Columbia University. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, when Susan leaves the library and is walking down the street, she doesn't have her dog with her. But when she approaches the market, she has her dog with her and chains him up outside the market. See more »

Quotes

Susan Selky: [to Jocelyn] You have no idea what this feels like.
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Worthwhile drama
26 January 2007 | by gcd70See all my reviews

From screenwriter and original novelist Beth Gutcheon(novel entitled "Still Missing")comes "Without a Trace", which tells the story of a little six year old boy who leaves for school one morning and then completely disappears.

The film starts slowly but picks up the tension as it moves along. Producer and one-time director Stanley R. Jaffe tries to use quiet moments early in the film; but for me they did not work. Later, as the movie gets going, it becomes moving and thought provoking. A clever and touching finale, along with solid performances from the under-rated Kate Nelligan, the magnificent Judd Hirsch and David Dukes, make the film worthwhile.

Sunday, February 10, 1991 - Video


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Still Missing See more »

Filming Locations:

Harrison, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,609,448, 6 February 1983

Gross USA:

$9,632,062

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,632,062
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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