The Missing

The Missing

Streaming Video - 2003
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From the Academy Award winning director and producer of A Beautiful Mind comes the suspense thriller The Missing. In the film, Maggie Gilkeson (Cate Blanchett), a young woman alone in an isolated and lawless wilderness, must re-unite with her long estranged father (Tommy Lee Jones) to track the mystical, psychopathic killer known as Chidin (Eric Schweig). Chidin, together with his brutal pack of army deserters, has kidnapped a collection of teenage girls, and has taken Maggie's daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) as his most recent prize. Maggie and her father must track the outlaws' trail of death and horror across the desolate 1885 New Mexico landscape and catch them before they make the Mexican border and disappear forever.
Publisher: [United States] : Revolution Studios, 2003.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 137 min.)) :,sd., col.
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video file, rda

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Rainmanjr
Apr 11, 2018

Kate and Tommy Lee Jones are great actors. They really carry this tale about symbols; how they control us, pass messages, and convey things that have no truth. I didn't care for the voodoo scene but understand why Ron Howard put it in. A quick way to convey parental love, even when that parent isn't loved in return. Beautiful movie for the most part. $$$$/5

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lakeland53
Aug 12, 2017

This is the story of a man who needs redemption in his life.
Ron Howard film. Very well done. Very high production values: lighting, sets, costumes, sound, acting very good. The best I've seen from Tommy Lee in a long time. Good story & cast. Blanchett believable and very good. Tough girl. Good cowboy film. I guess child abductions have gone on for a long time.

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Monolith
Dec 10, 2012

Parallels have been made about this Ron Howard film and the iconic John Ford Western with John Wayne, "The Searchers". I suppose that could be the case in ANY film where a child is abducted, and a parent or relative goes after them. I ignored that criticism, or observation, or what have you, and judged the movie simply for what it was. And it was decent. Not great, but not bad. I admire both leads, Cate Blanchett and Tommy Lee Jones, very much. They alone were enough to carry the film for me. The supernatural mumbo-jumbo was a bit much, and it was kinda predictable, but altogether, an enjoyable modern Western.

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Dec 10, 2012

Kayitah (speaking Chiricahua): "...Forget the hides. Give us your horses and your guns and we'll call it even." Samuel Jones/Chaa-duu-ba-its-iidan: "They want our horses and guns." Maggie Gilkeson: "I am not giving over my horses! (to Kayitah) You understand? You'll have to kill me first! (turns to Samuel) You tell em... You, you tell em what I said!" Samuel Jones/Chaa-duu-ba-its-iidan (speaking Chiricahua): "Now look. You pissed her off." Kayitah (speaking Chiricahua): "How can you tell? You people look pissed off all the time."

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Monolith
Dec 10, 2012

Maggie Gilkeson: "...You know that Indian name of yers? Well, what's that -- what's that mean?" Samuel Jones/Chaa-duu-ba-its-iidan: "Very hard to translate that." Maggie Gilkeson: "Try it." Samuel Jones: "It means "sh*t for luck." "

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Dec 10, 2012

Maggie Gilkeson: "What did you see in them... you didn't see in us? ...Why didn't you stay?" Samuel Jones/Chaa-duu-ba-its-iidan (breathes deeply): "There's an Apache story about a man that woke up one morning and saw a hawk on a limb. Walked outside and never returned. After he died, he met his wife in the spirit world -- she asked him why he never came home -- he said, "Well, the hawk kept flying!"...There's always the next 'something', Maggie. And that will take a man away."

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