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Story

Cate Blanchett blazes through The Missing, a new Western directed by Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13). The camera truly loves the planes of her face; even dusty and bedraggled, she radiates star power--which is good, because The Missing needs it. When her daughter is kidnapped by renegade Indians, Maggie Gilkeson (Blanchett) is forced to turn to her estranged father (Tommy Lee Jones, Men in Black, The Fugitive), a man who abandoned her as a child to join an Indian tribe. Together, they pursue a malignant brujo (or witch), who sells young girls in Mexico. The Missing features solid supporting performances from Evan Rachel Wood, Eric Schweig, Aaron Eckhart, Val Kilmer, and feisty young Jenna Boyd as Maggie's youngest daughter Dot, who refuses to be left behind. Despite the cast and some gorgeous cinematography, though, The Missing never finds its stride. --Bret Fetzer

DVD Features

  • Available Subtitles: English, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • 11 deleted scenes
  • Three alternate endings
  • Outtakes
  • Featurettes: The Last Ride: The Story of The Missing, New Frontiers: Making The Missing, The Modern Western Score, Casting The Missing, Apache Language School
  • Ron Howard on: Home Movies, John Wayne, Editing, The Filmmaking Process, His Love for Westerns, Conventions of Westerns
  • Ron Howard's home movies: The Deed of Daring Do, Cards Cads Guns Gore and Death, Old Paint
  • Photo galleries

Cast

Tommy Lee JonesSamuel Jones
Cate BlanchettMagdalena Gilkeson
Evan Rachel WoodLilly Gilkeson
Jenna BoydDot Gilkeson
Aaron EckhartBrake Baldwin
Val KilmerLt. Jim Ducharme
Sergio CalderónEmiliano
Eric SchweigPesh-Chidin/El Brujo
Steve ReevisTwo Stone
Jay TavareKayitah
Simon BakerHonesco
Ray McKinnonRussell J. Wittick
Max PerlichIsaac Edgerly
Elisabeth MossAnne
Clint HowardSheriff Purdy
Rance HowardTelegraph Operator

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Ron Howard
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 137 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaNov 26, 2003
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 24, 2004
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