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Stolen (2009)

Stolen Lives (original title)
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A detective deals with the loss of his own son while trying to uncover the identity of a boy whose mummified remains are found in a box buried for fifty years.

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Anders Anderson

Writer:

Glenn Taranto

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Hamm ... Tom Adkins Sr.
Josh Lucas ... Matthew Wakefield
Rhona Mitra ... Barbara
James Van Der Beek ... Diploma / Rogianni
Jessica Chastain ... Sally Ann
Joanna Cassidy ... Lea Adkins
Jimmy Bennett ... John Wakefield
Morena Baccarin ... Rose Montgomery
Michael Cudlitz ... Jonas
Andy Milder ... William Daniels
Holt McCallany ... Swede
Jude Ciccolella ... Police Chief
Rick Gomez ... Officer JJ
Marcus Thomas ... Pete Dunne
Graham Phillips ... Mark Wakefield
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Storyline

A detective deals with the loss of his own son while trying to uncover the identity of a boy whose mummified remains are found in a box buried for fifty years.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Secrets from the past don't stay buried.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boy in the Box See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,035, 14 March 2010

Gross USA:

$7,943

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,943
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the time of filming in 2008, Rhona Mitra, who played Barbara, was 32 years old. Barbara says that eight years after his disappearance Tommy junior would now be 18 years old. Since Barbara appears to be the same age as the actress, that would mean that Barbara would have been about 13-15 years old at the time of Tommy junior's birth. See more »

Goofs

When Rose hangs herself it shows her stepping up on the bench from the vanity, which would be no more than 20 - 24 inches high, but when Matthew finds her, the body is much higher off the ground, higher than the vanity itself. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom Adkins Sr.: He has his mother's eyes. Her hair. My face, my laugh. First time I held him I knew he was my son. The best of me and his mother. I can still see his eyes light up watching those fireworks. I gave him everything a father can give a son. And now with all this searching, being a cop, being a father, I still can't find my boy.
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Good mystery movie...
9 July 2010 | by Nightmare-MakerSee all my reviews

Stolen is a good mystery movie.

If you are looking for something to pass 90 minutes, you could do a lot worse.

The story basically is a cop, Tom Adkins, is haunted by the disappearance of his son 8 years ago. Then he discovers the remains of another boy about the same age as his own son, who was murdered 50 years previously. He becomes obsessed with the case, which has been long-forgotten. Is the 1958 case, involving down-on-his-luck dad of three family man, Matthew Wakefield and his own sons disappearance linked in any way to that of Tom Adkins?

Acting is fine by all.

Personally I thought the film started really well, and I thought the 1958 story was more interesting than the present story. But the ending seemed a tad rushed.

But, not a bad film at all.

My advice...well worth renting....but don not buy! (It's a watch once film)


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