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Missing (2003)

Director: Ron Howard     Starring: Tommy Lee Jones Cate Blanchett
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40247044
UPC: 043396062870
UPC 14: 00043396062870
Rating: Game Rating Code
See more in Family & Kids
How far would you go, how much would you sacrifice to get back what you have lost?
In the desolate wilderness of new mexico, an estranged father returns home to make peace with his adult daughter. When her child suddenly vanishes, father and daughter delve into the supernatural to get her back.

"Compelling...Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones are terrific!  Leonard Maltin, Hot Ticket
"Ron Howard delivers a powerful film.  Steve Oldfield, Fox-TV

Editor's Note
Director Ron Howard, who impressed audiences with BACKDRAFT (1991) and A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001), has outdone himself with THE MISSING, a wrenching family drama that unfolds in the midst of a classic 1880s Western. This extraordinarily beautiful film offers astounding panoramic photography and inspired performances that enrich a truly hair-raising journey. As ever, Cate Blanchett brings intense realism to the role of Maggie Gilkeson, a New Mexico cattle rancher who dabbles in the healing arts. Her long-estranged father Samuel Jones (Tommy Lee Jones) is mistaken for an Indian when he inexplicably shows up on her property hoping for reconciliation; he abandoned his family years earlier to adopt a Native American identity. An embittered Maggie sends him away, but capitulates when her eldest daughter Lilly (Evan Rachel Wood) is kidnapped by a band of psychotic Apache killers. When the local sheriff and the U.S. Army balk at chasing the perpetrators, a desperate Maggie turns to her father, praying he is sufficiently savvy in tribal ways to save her daughter.

Blanchett and Jones clearly own this movie, and are both superb. Wunderkind child actor Jenna Boyd is spectacular as Maggie's youngest daughter, Dot. Also noteworthy are a brief but poignant cameo by Val Kilmer as an apathetic Army general and a skin-crawling appearance by Eric Schweig as Chidin, the outlaw leader.


Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Aspect Ratio 1.33:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/28/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 136 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2003
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 06287
Video UPC UPC: 00043396062870
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Aaron Eckhart
Video Cast Info Cate Blanchett
Video Cast Info Evan Rachel Wood
Video Cast Info Jenna Boyd
Video Cast Info Sergio Calderon
Video Cast Info Tommy Lee Jones
Video Cast Info Val Kilmer
Video Cast Info Brian Grazer - Producer
Video Cast Info Daniel Ostroff - Producer
Video Cast Info Daniel P. Hanley - Editor
Video Cast Info James Horner - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Ken Kaufman - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Mike Hill - Editor
Video Cast Info Ron Howard - Director
Video Cast Info Ron Howard - Producer
Video Cast Info Salvatore Totino - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Thomas Eidson - Based On Novel By

Professional Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"...The combined intensity of these two performances obliterates objections and raises the stakes....It's powerful enough to create its own reality..." 11/26/2003 p.C3

Entertainment Weekly
"...Blanchett always works modestly, with an economy of display that veils her hard technical work..." 11/28/2003 p.99

Us Weekly
"...THE MISSING is not to be missed..." 12/15/2003 p.84

USA Today
"[T]his gorgeously shot movie will remind a lot of people of John Ford's masterpiece, THE SEARCHERS." 12/05/2003 p.12E

Total Film
"[T]he dusty period tone feels right, Salvatore Totino's stark cinematography parching the landscape with craggy menace." 04/01/2004 p.34

James Berardinelli's ReelViews 7 of 10
Although Westerns will almost never be as popular as they were during their heyday, they (like music

San Francisco Chronicle 8 of 10
Ron Howard directs the film with a taste and restraint that eluded him in his younger years. That ma - Mick LaSalle

Chicago Sun-Times 5 of 10
At 135 minutes, The Missing is way too long. This is basically a B Western jumped up out of i - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Jones,Tommy Lee
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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