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Searching (2018)

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After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

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Aneesh Chaganty
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cho ... David Kim
Sara Sohn ... Pamela Nam Kim
Alex Jayne Go ... Young Margot (5 yrs)
Megan Liu ... Young Margot (7 yrs)
Kya Dawn Lau ... Young Margot (9 yrs)
Michelle La ... Margot
Joseph Lee ... Peter
Dominic Hoffman ... Michael Porter
Sylvia Minassian Sylvia Minassian ... Mrs. Shahinian (voice)
Melissa Disney ... Isaac's Mom (voice)
Connor McRaith ... Isaac
Colin Woodell ... 911 Operator (voice)
Debra Messing ... Detective Vick
Joseph John Schirle ... Jonah Emmi (voice) (as Joseph K. Shirle)
Ashley Edner ... Margot's Friend #1 (voice)
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Storyline

After David Kim (John Cho)'s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter's digital footprints before she disappears forever.

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David Kim's daughter is missing. He can't find out where she is until he finds out who she is. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some drug and sexual references, and for language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Russia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Searching See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$880,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$388,769, 26 August 2018

Gross USA:

$26,020,957

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$75,462,037
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Early in the film, David chastises his brother, Peter, when he notices a jar of weed on Peter's counter. David is played by John Cho who is most famous for starring in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) (and its subsequent sequels) in which he plays Harold Lee, a character who is a heavy marijuana smoker. See more »

Goofs

Detective Vick (Deborah Messing) refers to "the 101" and "the 152" when referring to Northern California, specifically San Jose area highways. The use of "The" is common in southern California when mentioning freeways or highways. However, in Northern California it is not used. The scriptwriters, obviously from SoCal, missed that. See more »

Quotes

David Kim: I didn't know her. I didn't know my daughter.
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Edge of Your Seat Thriller
31 August 2018 | by yajaira2132See all my reviews

It's the number of people sitting at the edge of their seat that makes the score a 10/10. It's like riding a rollercoaster whose incline never ceased. Your pulse is pounding and it's well worth the ending, which no one in my group figured out.

The father daughter relationship felt so genuine. The dad humor was on point, and when things got serious it felt real. It was like "Taken", but if it happened in real life. Google search the hell out of your daughter's life to find her.


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