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The Missing Person (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 3 December 2009 (Australia)
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Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed ... See full summary »

Director:

Noah Buschel

Writer:

Noah Buschel
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Shannon ... John Rosow
Frank Wood ... Harold Fullmer
Amy Ryan ... Miss Charley
Linda Emond ... Mrs. Fullmer
John Ventimiglia ... Hero
Margaret Colin ... Lana
Paul Sparks ... Gus Papitos
Yul Vazquez ... Don Edgar
Paul Adelstein ... Drexler Hewitt
Kate Arrington ... Jane Rosow
Anthony Esposito Anthony Esposito ... Javier
Liza Weil ... Agent Chambers
Daniel Franzese ... Agent Craig
Merritt Wever ... Mabel Page
Gary Wilmes ... L.A. Cop (Eric Jelin)
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Storyline

Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Persuaded by a large reward, Rosow is charged with bringing the missing person back to his wife in New York City. Written by Anonymous

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John Rosow is a private investigator. And an alcoholic. He just got the case of his life.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 December 2009 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Az eltűnt személy See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,715, 22 November 2009

Gross USA:

$17,896

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,896
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The radio chatter heard as Rosow drives to the Twin Towers on 11 September 2011 is an actual recording of chatter on the FDNY network on that day. See more »

Goofs

When the train pulls into what's supposed to be Union Station, Los Angeles, the platform is really in Downtown San Diego. John Rosow is next seen in front of Union Station which is 120 miles away by air. Previously, when he boarded the train (the California Zephyr) in Chicago, the same San Diego platform (including the trunk of a palm tree) can be seen briefly through the window. The California Zephyr does not go to either San Diego or LA. It terminates in Emeryville. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
John Rosow: I could lie there forever. But the phone rang.
[ringing]
John Rosow: Hello?
[still ringing]
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Connections

References The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
Written by Ned Washington, Bing Crosby, and Victor Young
Performed by Thelonious Monk
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Powerful Art Film
1 August 2009 | by e-swordsSee all my reviews

There is a user comment here that mentions this film as an attempt at classical noir. Not so. It is an art film with surface elements of the noir genre. Probably it would be better off playing at museum than movie theater. At any rate, if you like David Lynch and Robert Frank and Andy Warhol films-- you will love this movie. Michael Shannon delivers his best performance. Finally he is romantic, leading man. The music is amazing. And Joe Lovano shows up to blow sax. The golden, desaturated look fits perfectly with the depressed character and hungover feeling. The best scene has glow in the dark sunglasses in a dark trunk. I wont say anything else.


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