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Searching (2018)

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After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

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Aneesh Chaganty
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cho ... David Kim
Sara Sohn ... Pamela Nam Kim
Alex Jayne Go ... Young Margot (5 yrs)
Megan Liu ... Young Margot (7 yrs)
Kya Dawn Lau Kya Dawn Lau ... Young Margot (9 yrs)
Michelle La ... Margot
Joseph Lee ... Peter
Dominic Hoffman 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)
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Storyline

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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David Kim's daughter is missing. He can't find out where she is until he finds out who she is. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

Russia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Searching See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$388,769, 26 August 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,020,957, 15 November 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of Margot's contacts is named John Watson. John Watson is also the name of the working partner of the fictional character Sherlock Holmes. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, the very young version of the daughter is shown learning to play the piano. She is seen playing a Yamaha DX7 which is extraordinarily unlikely, as that is a digital FM synthesizer from 1984 which has neither built-in speakers nor a pleasant acoustic piano simulation, and its keyboard is unweighted, like a cheap home Casio.

Very shortly afterwards, she is seen playing a tune on, yes, a cheap home keyboard, with the soundtrack following her - badly. The notes she plays are completely different than the soundtrack. See more »

Quotes

David Kim: I didn't know her. I didn't know my daughter.
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Get ready for twists turns and tears!
19 August 2018 | by stuartwoodley-58722See all my reviews

Amazing thriller- twists and turns. Just when you think the ending is too neat- there's another twist and another. Had me crying in the first 5 minutes and sobbing at the end. Original and gripping. This film is gonna be huge!


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