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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.

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There are two movies titled 'Stolen'. This one in 2009 and then the 2012 movie titled 'stolen' with Nicholas Cage. Josh Lucas is in BOTH movies and as a main character in both movies... See more »

Goofs

As John and Matt drive down the town's main street, one of the storefronts they pass has one of the modern "OPEN" neon sign in the window. See more »

Quotes

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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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Josh Lucas...nice to watch
16 August 2011 | by MarieGabrielleSee all my reviews

Yes, I am biased, but he is definitely a sympathetic character in this film weaving a 1940's child killing to a current missing child case (grieving father well-portrayed by Jon Hamm/"Mad Men"). Hamm is also good here as he shows a different and more human side of his acting ability. In "Mad Men" he plays a slight sexist (apropos for that era, though).

Lucas has three sons, Mark, Luke and John. The youngest child John is autistic (in the 1940's that was clearly a cardinal sin.). When Lucas' wife commits suicide and they are foreclosed on, he must hit the road to find any employment, and give his sons to in-laws to take care of them. His brother-in-law, Jonas is a nasty piece of work and refuses to take care of "the autistic one" John.

Lucas finds construction work with a random group, one ("The Swede", played by Holt McCallany, and one portrayed by James Van Der Beek, nicknamed "diploma").

The peripheral/current story of Hamm and his marital woes with Barbara are rather predictable, though we feel for him becoming obsessed with this 50 year old case of the murdered autistic child John.

Without detailing the outcome, I will say there are some notable performances by Hamm and Lucas here, and the haunting story of missing and murdered children, and how society treats them.

It is also a timely story, children in the U.S. are murdered and missing every day. Highly recommended. If you like this theme you may also like "The Dead Girl" an amazing film about a missing girl and how society treats disaffected people. 10/10.


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