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Missing (1982)

Director: Costa Gavras     Starring: Jack Lemmon Sissy Spacek
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40697267
UPC: 025192418327
UPC 14: 00025192418327
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A U.S. Businessman and his daughter-in-law search chile for his left-wing journalist son.

"Lemmon [gives an] emphatic performance...  Leonard Maltin

Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/23/2004
Video Play Time Running Time: 123 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1982
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 24183
Video UPC UPC: 00025192418327
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jack Lemmon
Video Cast Info John Shea
Video Cast Info Melanie Mayron
Video Cast Info Sissy Spacek
Video Cast Info Costa-Gavras - Director
Video Cast Info Donald Stewart, et al. - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Edward Lewis, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Francois Bonnot - Editor
Video Cast Info Ricardo Aronovich - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Thomas Hauser - Based on Novel By
Video Cast Info Vangelis - Musical Score
Plot 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.


Oscar (1983)
Video Award Name Costa-Gavras, Winner, Best Writing, Screenplay Based On Material From Another Medium
   Video Award Name Jack Lemmon, Nominee, Best Actor
   Video Award Name Sissy Spacek, Nominee, Best Actress
   Video Award Name Edward Lewis, Nominee, Best Picture

Professional Reviews

"...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

Apollo Leisure Guide 8 of 10
Some tragic and disturbing films stick with you, long after you've seen them, filling you with dread - Brian Webster

Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide 9 of 10
A carefully manipulated drama that works, because of Costa-Gavras' convincing direction, and Lemmon' - Leonard Maltin

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Lemmon,Jack
Product attributeLabel:   Mca Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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