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Without a Trace (1983)

This film, 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 »

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Stanley R. Jaffe

Writers:

Beth Gutcheon (screenplay), Beth Gutcheon (novel)
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Cast

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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Storyline

This film, 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:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally called "Still Missing" which was the same name as the movie's source novel but this title was changed by the 20th Century-Fox studio in order to avoid confusion with the critically acclaimed Cannes winning picture Missing (1982). 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: Where do they think these kids are - Disneyland?
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Very Good
24 July 2002 | by jmorrison-2See all my reviews

A bit contrived, yes, but exceptional performances by Judd Hirsch and Kate Nelligan. The pain and desperation just radiates from Nelligan. As a father, I can't even imagine what it must have took to just keep functioning.

The ending is emotionally thrilling. if you don't have an enormous lump in your throat, and tears in your eyes.......


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