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Stolen (2009)

Stolen Lives (original title)
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A detective deals with the loss of his own son while trying to uncover the identity of a boy whose mummified remains are found in a box buried for fifty years.

Director:

Anders Anderson

Writer:

Glenn Taranto

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Tom Adkins Sr.
Josh Lucas ... Matthew Wakefield
Rhona Mitra ... Barbara
James Van Der Beek ... Diploma / Rogianni
Jessica Chastain ... Sally Ann
Joanna Cassidy ... Lea Adkins
Jimmy Bennett ... John Wakefield
Morena Baccarin ... Rose Montgomery
Michael Cudlitz ... Jonas
Andy Milder ... William Daniels
Holt McCallany ... Swede
Jude Ciccolella ... Police Chief
Rick Gomez ... Officer JJ
Marcus Thomas ... Pete Dunne
Graham Phillips ... Mark Wakefield
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Storyline

A detective deals with the loss of his own son while trying to uncover the identity of a boy whose mummified remains are found in a box buried for fifty years.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Secrets from the past don't stay buried.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Josh Lucas plays the father in the 1958 case, a character named Matthew, and his three sons are named Mark, Luke, and John. Taken together, those are the names, in traditional Catholic order, of the New Testament's four canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the investigation, they refer to the events happening in the spring of 1958 but on the wife's tombstone, they have her death listed as Nov 1958. All the events happened AFTER her death. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom Adkins Sr.: He has his mother's eyes. Her hair. My face, my laugh. First time I held him I knew he was my son. The best of me and his mother. I can still see his eyes light up watching those fireworks. I gave him everything a father can give a son. And now with all this searching, being a cop, being a father, I still can't find my boy.
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Connections

References Ace of Aces (1933) See more »

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Reasonable story
13 May 2012 | by emailseanhSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie - a good storyline and the acting is good. A little lacking in depth of story though... the "twist" you expect from a good detective movie wasn't really there.

The parts of the movie which relate to the 50's are believable and well re-created.

I'm surprised that James Van Der Beek isn't in more movies - he acted well in this movie - despite my worrying that i was about to have a Dawson's Creek flashback.

All in all, a good Sunday evening movie which can be enjoyed by anyone from teenager and above. Inoffensive and not too confusing.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boy in the Box See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,035, 14 March 2010

Gross USA:

$7,943

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,943
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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