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Missing Allen: The Man Who Became a Camera (2001)

Missing Allen - Wo ist Allen Ross? (original title)
When beloved Chicago movie cameraman Allen Ross' personality dramatically changed and he mysteriously disappeared, his many filmmaking friends refused to give up on finding him. Their 4 ... See full summary »

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Christian Bauer

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Christian Bauer
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Gaylon Emerzian Gaylon Emerzian ... Self
Linda Greene Linda Greene ... Self (archive footage)
Allen Ross Allen Ross ... Self (archive footage)
Laurdis Ross Laurdis Ross ... Self
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When beloved Chicago movie cameraman Allen Ross' personality dramatically changed and he mysteriously disappeared, his many filmmaking friends refused to give up on finding him. Their 4 year cross-country search and the hideous conspiracy they uncovered was made into this deeply personal documentary by his German friend and colleague Christian Bauer. Ross was a co-founder of Chicago Filmmakers. Written by David Stevens

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Sad and creepy
18 December 2003 | by call1979See all my reviews

Somewhere around the mid-way point, this fascinating film moves off the beaten path into a dark area of America, one criss-crossed with secret roads and sinister people. Allen has been missing for 4.5 years, and a fellow documentary film-maker goes to find him. By the time the search leads to the basement of an Oklahoma monastery, and the discovery of an abandoned once-beloved car, the viewer realizes there will be no happy ending to this story. We find that Allen has been drawn into a sinister and sad world of cult theorists, and more and more creepy elements are brought forth to be revealed. An abandoned cabin in the mountain of Colorado provides further links; the approach and search of the house are terrifying in a way that it shouldn't be...after all, it's only a house, right? But the connections made to the apparent crime force the viewer to see everything through the lens of worst-case scenarios. The only sticking point? Why didn't we get to see any of Allen's unfinished films that he had been working on in Oklahoma?


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8 November 2003 (Netherlands) See more »

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