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cover: Missing Person, The (2008)

Missing Person, The (2008)

Director(s): Noah Buschel

Theatrical Release: 2008

Cast: Michael Shannon, Frank Wood, Amy Ryan, Linda Emond, John Ventimiglia, Margaret Colin

Genre(s): Drama, mystery, Comedy

Countries: USA


Location in store: Independent > Drama

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6.5
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Running Time: 95m.

A sardonic, gin-soaked detective contends with an odd cast of characters while tailing a mysterious, middle-aged man traveling with a Mexican boy from Chicago to Los Angeles in writer/director Noah Buschel's twisting neo-noir mystery. John Rosow is a Chicago gumshoe whose skill for cracking a case often comes with a price; he has a penchant for getting in over his head, but he never loses his cool. Contacted by influential lawyer Drexler Hewitt and asked to shadow a man who is currently en route to Los Angeles with a young boy, Rosow collects his cash and instructions from Hewitt's gruff assistant, Miss Charley, and sets out on his latest assignment. Upon arriving in Santa Monica, however, Rosow is caught off guard when he learns that his objective has been updated. He is now to bring the man back to New York. For his efforts, Rosow will receive the tidy sum of half a million dollars. Later, as Rosow attempts to track down his target, a Segway-riding LAPD officer and a cab driver with extensive knowledge of the Catholic saints offer some helpful clues to the man's whereabouts as meddling FBI agents close in and a sensual femme fatale follows his every move. (allmovie.com)

Member Reviews


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Solid, if unrewarding, neo-noir by Will-X - June 12, 2010
A clear homage to classic gumshoe noir, "Missing Person" is set in the present but still manages to feel 50 years old. Like many of its brethren, the last reel gets confusing and I'm afraid not that great of a payoff, but the trip to get there is enjoyable enough for fans of the genre.
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