The Missing (2003)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Simon Baker Honesco
Cate Blanchett Maggie Gilkeson
Jenna Boyd Dot Gilkeson
Sergio Calderón Emiliano
Aaron Eckhart Brake Baldwin
Val Kilmer Lt. Jim Ducharme
Tommy Lee Jones Samuel Jones
Ray McKinnon Russell J. Wittick
Evan Rachel Wood Lilly Gilkeson
Steve Reevis Two Stone
Eric Schweig Chidin
Jay Tavare Kayitah
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Western; Action; Thriller
Director Ron Howard
Producer Brian Grazer; Ron Howard
Writer Thomas Eidson; Ken Kaufman
Studio Revolution Studios
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 136 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.4
Director Ron Howard turns to the Western genre in this tale of a father and daughter who are brought together under difficult circumstances. Samuel Jones (Tommy Lee Jones) is a man living in New Mexico in the 1880s. He had abandoned his family years before to live and travel with a band of Apaches, but his conscience has finally gotten the better of him and he's decided to return home. Jones, however, does not receive a warm welcome upon arrival — his wife has died and his daughter Maggie Gilkeson (Cate Blanchett), now grown and raising two children with her husband Brake (Aaron Eckhart), has no desire to see the man who left her mother to fend for herself. As Jones prepares to depart on a note of bitterness, a band of ruthless bandits, let by Army deserter Chidin (Eric Schweig), descends upon the homestead, murdering Brake and kidnapping his 15-year-old daughter Lily (Evan Rachel Wood). While Maggie feels no desire to forgive her father, she realizes he's her best hope to track down the criminals who took her child, and Jones and Maggie team up to find the bandits before they can disappear into Mexico. The Missing was based on the novel The Last Ride by Thomas Eidson. Val Kilmer and Jenna Boyd highlight the supporting cast. — Mark Deming
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 295
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 043396025431
Release Date 2/24/2004
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 2
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby