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Missing in America (2005)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 28 May 2005 (USA)
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Jake has lived alone in the woods since the Vietnam War hiding from long buried memories. His gruff exterior and lonely routines are suddenly broken down by a young and feisty girl who works her way into his heart, changing him forever.
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Danny Glover ... Jake Neeley
Ron Perlman ... Red
Linda Hamilton ... Kate
Zoe Weizenbaum ... Lenny Hocknell (as Zoë Weizenbaum)
David Strathairn ... Henry R. Hocknell Jr.
Timothy Webber ... Mitchell (as Tim Webber)
Gabrielle Rose ... Cyd
Frank C. Turner ... Dinky
Jesse Moss ... Robert W. Gardner
Ty Olsson ... Soldier
Colin Lawrence ... Young Jake
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Storyline

A haunted Vietnam veteran (Danny Glover), living in exile in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, is faced with a life-changing decision after he is visited by a former platoon member (David Strathairn) and his young Amerasian daughter (newcomer Zoe Weizenbaum). Written by the producers

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It's never too late to come home. See more »

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Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some violence and language | See all certifications »
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Reunites Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman who both appeared in Beauty and the Beast. See more »

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Jake sees Lenny studying his Purple Heart and tells her to stop. He has to move the doorway curtain out of the way. Since the curtain covered the room with no gaps, there is no way he could have seen what she was doing. See more »

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Jake: I'm not going to explain some damn thing to you that you'd never understand anyhow.
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Touching, effective film
31 July 2005 | by otac-1See all my reviews

I saw Missing in America at the Woods Hole Film Festival this past weekend. Danny Glover gives his finest dramatic performance ever in this role. Zoe Weizenbaum gives an outstanding premiere performance, standing up well to Glover and evidencing a lot of natural ability. The rest of the cast blends well. The location is beautiful, shot in British Columbia...The film is especially poignant, reminding us of the trauma that the Vietnam War inflicted on its participants and raising questions about what might be coming as soldiers return from places like Afghanistan and Iraq.

I hope this film makes a theatrical release...I think a lot of people would like to see it.

Terrific.


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28 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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