Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.

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Ben Affleck

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Ben Affleck (screenplay), Aaron Stockard (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Affleck ... Patrick Kenzie
Michelle Monaghan ... Angie Gennaro
Morgan Freeman ... Jack Doyle
Ed Harris ... Remy Bressant
John Ashton ... Nick Poole
Amy Ryan ... Helene McCready
Amy Madigan ... Bea McCready
Titus Welliver ... Lionel McCready
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Devin
Edi Gathegi ... Cheese
Mark Margolis ... Leon Trett
Madeline O'Brien ... Amanda McCready
George Carroll ... Bubba (as Slaine)
Trudi Goodman ... Roberta Trett
Matthew Maher ... Corwin Earle
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Storyline

When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough Boston neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve their case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that could tear them apart. Written by garykmcd

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Everyone Wants The Truth... Until They Find It. See more »


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Rated R for violence, drug content and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Ben Affleck initially considered starring in the film. See more »

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When Patrick and Angie are driving Helene in their Buick the rear-view mirror is missing in scenes inside the car. The mirror is in place in later scenes outside the car. See more »

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Patrick Kenzie: I always believed it was the things you don't choose that makes you who you are. Your city, your neighborhood, your family. People here take pride in these things, like it was something they'd accomplished. The bodies around their souls, the cities wrapped around those. I lived on this block my whole life; most of these people have. When your job is to find people who are missing, it helps to know where they started. I find the people who started in the cracks and then fell through...
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Crazy Credits

In the credits, Ben Affleck gives special thanks to Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz, both members of the Boston Red Sox World Series championship teams of 2004 and 2007. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kevin Smith: Burn in Hell (2012) See more »

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You're Crazy
Written by Axl Rose, Slash (as Saul Hudson), Duff McKagan (as Michael McKagan),
Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler
Performed by Guns N' Roses
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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When Keeping It Real Goes Right
19 October 2007 | by the_PoppunsSee all my reviews

I would consider myself to be a movie buff and I live and grew up in Massachusetts. I must tell you that Ben Affleck has done an outstanding job in his directorial debut. In casting his brother Casey you may think that it's just nepotism or giving his brother a break. No. He is the absolute perfect person to play this role. Because they know the area they have made one of the most authentic movies I've ever seen. And it's not just some Boston movie either. I heard a woman as I was leaving saying it's just like The Departed. No it's not, it's much better and the fact is, I loved The Departed. But that was flashier. As great as it was you could tell people were acting. Not here. They seemed exactly like the degenerates and handful of decent folk I see every day of my life. The woman who plays the girl's mother, I don't know who see is, but I've met her about 1000 times.

As far as the story goes I'd never spoil it for you but it's complex, not confusing. There is a lot going on and it's so real. I don't know what's happened in this area but people have become so lousy. So lousy that if you're a good person you just don't know what can be done anymore. There seems to be no answer sometimes and this film is set in that world. If you have the brains and heart to try you don't even know what will come of it.

Who should see this? Intelligent people. People who want to come out of a movie thinking about what they just saw. People who want to see an incredibly well made film. And anyone who ever liked Ben Affleck even for half a second. He should be very proud of this movie. As far as content there are loads of curse words, some drug use, but no nudity that I can remember, and there is some gun violence, but nothing too bad. Put it high on your movie going list.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone Baby Gone See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,299,000, 21 October 2007

Gross USA:

$20,292,962

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,612,443
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