Directed By: Costa Gavras Starring: Jack Lemmon Sissy Spacek

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A U.S. Businessman and his daughter-in-law search chile for his left-wing journalist son.


Studio Universal
SKU 40697267
UPC 025192418327
UPC 14 00025192418327
Format DVD
Release Date 9/1/2015
Rating Rating
Kidnapping And Missing Persons
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A young American journalist mysteriously disappears during a violent military coup in a South American country. When his wife & father attempt to find him, they are confronted with a deeply disturbing political reality.
Plot Summary
Summary Director Constantin Costa-Gavras made his English-language film debut with this political thriller, based on a true story. Although the nation depicted is never named directly, the action clearly takes place in Chile after the military coup.| "Missing" centers around the disappearance of Charles Horman, an American expatriate who lives with his wife Beth in South America. One night, armed soldiers enter their home and drag him away. In desperation, Beth decides to contact Charles's father, Ed, and ask for help.| In contrast to his left-wing daughter-in-law, Ed is staunchly patriotic. But as he gets the runaround from both American and Chilean officials, Ed receives a cold, hard lesson in political reality... and learns some ugly truths about US involvement in Latin America.
Variety "...Highly interesting....Constantly absorbing..." 01/27/1982
New York Times "...A suspense-thriller of real cinematic style....[Lemmon and Spacek] are superb..." 02/12/1982 p.C14
USA Today "[T[his surprise hit based on the case of Ed and Charlie Horman rings true..." 12/03/2004 p.8E
Entertainment Weekly "Greek director Costa-Gavras is like Oliver Stone with subtlety....Heartbreaking..." -- Grade: B 10/31/2008 p.47
Costa Gavras
Jack Lemmon
Sissy Spacek
Cast & Crew
Costa-Gavras - Director
Donald Stewart, et al. - Screenplay
Edward Lewis, et al. - Producer
Francois Bonnot - Editor
Jack Lemmon - Actor
John Shea - Actor
Melanie Mayron - Actor
Ricardo Aronovich - Cinematographer
Sissy Spacek - Actor
Thomas Hauser - Based on Novel By
Vangelis - Musical Score
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1982
Catalog ID 24183
UPC 00025192418327
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 123 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Oscar (1983) Costa-Gavras, Winner, Best Writing, Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium,Jack Lemmon, Nominee, Best Actor,Sissy Spacek, Nominee, Best Actress,Edward Lewis, Nominee, Best Picture
ReviewSource Apollo Leisure Guide
Review Some tragic and disturbing films stick with you, long after you've seen them, filling you with dread
Reviewer Brian Webster
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review A carefully manipulated drama that works, because of Costa-Gavras' convincing direction, and Lemmon'
Reviewer Leonard Maltin
ReviewRating 9
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
Product Attributes
Actor Lemmon,Jack
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Leonard Maltin Lemmon [gives an] emphatic performance...

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