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The Missing (2003)

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In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.

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Ron Howard

Writers:

Thomas Eidson (novel), Ken Kaufman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Lee Jones ... Samuel Jones
Cate Blanchett ... Magdalena Gilkeson
Evan Rachel Wood ... Lilly Gilkeson
Jenna Boyd ... Dot Gilkeson
Aaron Eckhart ... Brake Baldwin
Val Kilmer ... Lt. Jim Ducharme
Sergio Calderón ... Emiliano
Eric Schweig ... Chidin
Steve Reevis ... Two Stone
Jay Tavare ... Kayitah
Simon Baker ... Honesco
Ray McKinnon ... Russell J. Wittick
Max Perlich ... Isaac Edgerly
Ramon Frank Ramon Frank ... Grummond
Deryle J. Lujan Deryle J. Lujan ... Naazhaao - Hunter
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Storyline

In 19th-century New Mexico, a father (Tommy Lee Jones) comes back home, hoping to reconcile with his adult daughter Maggie (Cate Blanchett). Maggie's daughter is kidnapped, forcing father and estranged daughter to work together to get her back. Written by Anonymous

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How far would you go, how much would you sacrifice to get back what you have lost?


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

26 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Ride See more »

Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,833,633, 30 November 2003

Gross USA:

$27,011,180

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,364,277
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended)

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Tommy Lee Jones, Eric Schweig, David Midthunder, and Val Kilmer have all appeared in the Lonesome Dove films. Jones appeared in Lonesome Dove (1989), Schweig appeared in Dead Man's Walk (1996), and Midthunder and Kilmer appeared in Comanche Moon (2008). See more »

Goofs

After Jones follows the hawk back to his family he sits on the ground talking to Maggie. The wind blows Jones' hair and doesn't mess up Maggie's hair even though they are a few feet from each other. When the wind blows, Jones' extension clips can be seen and his "real" hair blows above his head, as it is much shorter than the extensions. See more »

Quotes

Samuel Jones: If I stay here very long, I might misbehave. Somebody might have to kill me.
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Alternate Versions

Although the film was shot in the Super 35 process, the Full Screen DVD mostly version Pans and Scans as if it were shot in Anamorphic Widescreen instead of properly framing it for Full Frame as most Super 35 films are. Only a few shots in this movie were reframed properly. See more »

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Remake of The Searchers (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Frère Jacques
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Traditional French nursery rhyme
Performed by Elisabeth Moss
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I am left with more questions than answers.....
4 December 2003 | by BratchSee all my reviews

God, how this film touched me. I saw something in Ms. Blanchett that I have never seen before; she actually became the character from the book and I was moved. After seeing the movie I tracked the book down ( it was difficult believe it or not ) and finished it in six hours. I am wondering why the screen writers changed the final scenes. Don't get me wrong, Ron Howard makes good to great movies ( this is a solid film from the historical point of view as well ) but I am left with more questions for him than I feel I will ever get answers.


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