After his teenage daughter goes missing, a desperate father tries to find clues on her laptop.


Aneesh Chaganty
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cho ... David Kim
Sara Sohn Sara Sohn ... Pamela Nam Kim
Alex Jayne Go ... Young Margot (5 yrs)
Megan Liu ... Young Margot (7 yrs)
Kya Dawn Lau ... Young Margot (9 yrs)
Michelle La ... Margot
Joseph Lee ... Peter
Dominic Hoffman ... Michael Porter
Sylvia Minassian Sylvia Minassian ... Mrs. Shahinian (voice)
Melissa Disney ... Isaac's Mom (voice)
Connor McRaith ... Isaac
Colin Woodell ... 911 Operator (voice)
Debra Messing ... Detective Vick
Joseph John Schirle ... Jonah Emmi (voice) (as Joseph K. Shirle)
Ashley Edner ... Margot's Friend #1 (voice)


After David Kim (John Cho)'s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter's digital footprints before she disappears forever.

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We are what we hide. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some drug and sexual references, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Early in the film, David chastises his brother, Peter, when he notices a jar of weed on Peter's counter. David is played by John Cho who is most famous for starring in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) (and its subsequent sequels) in which he plays Harold Lee, a character who is a heavy marijuana smoker. See more »


When David goes on Margot's tumblr page, the URL reads but the URL format when viewing this blog would be

David also reaches Margot's tumblr page from clicking the "Log In" search result suggesting she was already logged into the account on her computer but in that case, it would have taken him to her dashboard, not her blog and also would not have had an option to "Follow" in the upper right corner. See more »


David Kim: I didn't know her. I didn't know my daughter.
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Excellent Actor And Actrees In This Film
26 September 2018 | by ymyusedaSee all my reviews

Rating 8.3/10 Excellent thriller film directed by Aneesh Chaganty and written by Chaganty & Sev Ohanian. The seriousness of a father trying to find his missing 16-Year-Old daughter with the help of a police eetective. This film will make you wonder what will happen for next plot. Excellent acting performance by John Cho. The moral of the story is do not trust to anyone, if not will be disappointing you. Worth to watch !!

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Release Date:

31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$880,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$388,769, 26 August 2018

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1.85 : 1
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