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Who Took Johnny (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 2016 (USA)
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WHO TOOK JOHNNY is an examination into an infamous thirty-year-old cold case: the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Noreen Gosch Noreen Gosch ... Herself - Johnny's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nancy Allen Nancy Allen ... Herself - Marc Allen's Aunt
Paul Bonacci Paul Bonacci ... Himself
Troy Boner Troy Boner ... Himself - Child Victim (archive footage)
Mike Borland Mike Borland ... Himself - Photojournalist
Nick Bryant Nick Bryant ... Himself - Author
Drew Collins Drew Collins ... Himself - Father of Missing Girl
Heather Collins Heather Collins ... Herself - Mother of Missing Girl
Orval Cooney Orval Cooney ... Himself - Police Chief (archive footage)
Cam Coppess Cam Coppess ... Himself - Police Officer
John DeCamp John DeCamp ... Himself - Paul Bonacci's Attorney
John Gosch Sr. John Gosch Sr. ... Himself - Johnny's Father
Nick Gray Nick Gray ... Himself - Producer
George Hartney George Hartney ... Himself - Noreen's Husband
Ron Hosko Ron Hosko ... Himself - FBI
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WHO TOOK JOHNNY is an examination into an infamous thirty-year-old cold case: the disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film focuses on the heartbreaking story of Johnny's mother, Noreen, and her relentless quest for the truth about what happened on the tragic September morning in Des Moines when Johnny never returned from his paper route. Along the way there have been mysterious sightings, strange clues, bizarre revelations, and a confrontation with a person who claims to have helped abduct Johnny. Steeped in intrigue and conspiracy theories, WHO TOOK JOHNNY explores eyewitness accounts, compelling evidence, and emotional discoveries spanning three decades of the most spellbinding missing person's case in U.S. history Written by Filmbuff

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On September 5, 1982, Johnny Gosch disappeared while preparing to deliver newspapers in West Des Moines, Iowa. 30 years later the truth about what happened will be revealed.


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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Des Moines, Iowa, USA

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RumuR Inc. See more »
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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Johnny was the second person to have his picture on a milk carton. The first was Etan Patz. See more »

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Features Conspiracy of Silence (1993) See more »

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Its seems to outlandish to be true
3 May 2016 | by g_cupecSee all my reviews

I have been reading about this case heavily since I retired several years back along with two others closer to my home. The reason they seem hard to believe is they seem to incredible to be true.

They say knowledge is power. This documentary brings together years of information from Noreen Gosch and others and presents it in a digestible, yet, scary format. Human trafficking has been going on we have been doing see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil. That does not work anymore. Whether or not you have children this is a documentary that will give a baptism into the world of Noreen Gosch and the outright defiance she faced in getting even the slightest bit of help for her son. Yet, she persevered so other did not have to suffer her boy's fate. I highly recommend watching this documentary, it is eye opening and inspirational.


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