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The Vanishing (1993)

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The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.

Director:

George Sluizer

Writers:

Tim Krabbé (novel), Todd Graff (screenplay)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Barney Cousins
Kiefer Sutherland ... Jeff Harriman
Nancy Travis ... Rita Baker
Sandra Bullock ... Diane Shaver
Park Overall ... Lynn
Maggie Linderman ... Denise Cousins
Lisa Eichhorn ... Helene Cousins
George Hearn ... Arthur Bernard
Lynn Hamilton ... Miss Carmichael
Garrett Bennett Garrett Bennett ... Cop at Gas Station
George Catalano ... Highway Cop
Frank Girardeau Frank Girardeau ... Cop at Apartment
Stephen Bridgewater ... TV Host (as Stephen Wesley Bridgewater)
Susan Barnes Susan Barnes ... Colleague
Rich Hawkins Rich Hawkins ... Stan
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Storyline

Barney teaches chemisty, and is planning to abduct a woman. Despite methodical planning and countless trial runs he always manages to mess things up. Then Diane, who is traveling with her boyfriend Jeff, unwittingly makes herself an easy target. The story is mainly from Jeff's viewpoint, as he searches for Diane. Barney watches him. Written by Rob Hartill

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If someone you loved mysteriously vanished how far out of your mind would you go to find them? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror and violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El rapto See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,543,394
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Aeryk Egan, who plays the young Barney, also played a young Nelson, Kiefer Sutherland's character in the movie Flatliners (1990). See more »

Goofs

Observe the bicycles on top of the vehicle in during the opening. Several times the handlebars direction are changed. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Harriman: Diane?
Woman in Ladies Room: Hey! This is the ladies' room!
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Connections

Referenced in This Means War (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

SWEET RAIN
Written by James Michael Taylor
Performed by Texas Water
Courtesy of Old Hat Records
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Nancy Travis 10/10
12 May 2014 | by ziskozlatkoSee all my reviews

Movie is OK, nothing specially (better then the original, original is too slow,my opinion) but it's not so bad.

Acting is overall great.

Predictable, and without any twists, ending .... no spoilers.

This review is only because I am IMPRESSED with performance of Nancy Travis. She was BRILLIANT, Excellent !

I think, one of the best performance ever (female).

WATCH IT because Nancy Travis produced magic in this movie.

I can't recommended this movie for any other reason, but I am not unhappy at the end.


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