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Sissy Spacek as Beth Horman
Jack Lemmon as Ed Horman
John Shea as Charles Horman
David Clennon as Consul Phil Putnam
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Claudio Carvalho 10 / 10

One of the Most Powerful and Sharp Films of the Cinema History

In September1973, in Chile, the American journalist Charles Horman (John Shea) arrives in Santiago with his friend Terry Simon (Melanie Mayron) to meet his wife Beth (Sissy Spacek) and bring her back to New York with him. However, they are surprised by the military coup d'état sponsored by the US Government to replace President Salvador Allende and Charles is arrested by the military force.

His father Ed Horman (Jack Lemmon), a conservative businessman from New York, arrives in Chile to seek out his missing son with Beth. He goes to the American Consulate to meet the Consul that promises the best efforts to find Charles while the skeptical Beth does not trust on the word of the American authorities. The nationalism and confidence of Ed in his government changes when he finds the truth about what happened with his beloved son.

"Missing" is one of the most powerful and sharp films of the cinema history and a must-see for people of my generation, raised in military dictatorships in South America sponsored and trained by the US Government. After more than thirty years from the first time I saw it, "Missing" is still impressive, with top-notch performance of Jack Lemmon. The first work by Costa Gravas in the American cinema could not be better, exposing the hidden wounds about the participation of the American government in Chile bloodshed.

Unfortunately and surprisingly this film has only been released on VHS many years ago in Brazil and I had to buy an imported DVD to change the media. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Desaparecido" ("Missing")

Reviewed by namashi_1 9 / 10

The Late/Great Jack Lemmon & Sissy Spacek are Electrifying in this Terrific Drama Film!

'Missing' Directed by Costa-Gavras, is compelling, disturbing & unforgettable. Based on a shocking true-story, this tale on search & what it takes to be one when a war wages on, is rich storytelling from start to finish. And it always helps if you have The Late/Great Jack Lemmon & Sissy Spaeck as the leading-players.

'Missing' Synopsis: When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.

'Missing' is about a father & a wife, who go searching for their missing, righteous son. We watch the father & his daughter-in-law helplessly search for their loved one, who disappears in the middle of a gruesome bloodbath in the US-backed Chilean coup of 1973. Its a heartbreaking true-story & shows the after-effect of having lost someone, with gut-wrenching honesty. This is a dramatic film, that demands your attention & condemns violence as loudly as it should, before and now.

Costa-Gavras & Donald E. Stewart's Oscar-Winning Screenplay (Based on Thomas Hauser's book by the same name) is Terrific. Costa-Gavras' Direction is excellent. Cinematography is skillfully done. Editing offers sharpness. Art & Costume Design are perfect. Vangelis' Score is superb, as always.

Performance-Wise: Lemmon & Spacek, together, are an Acting Dynamo. As the grieving father & wife, Lemmon & Spaeck form a bond of truth & electrify the screen with their strong portrayals. Their work here makes 'Missing' an even more powerful film. Hats off!

On the whole, 'Missing' is a big winner. Two Big Thumbs Up!

Reviewed by Benedito Dias Rodrigues 8 / 10

Pinochet the Butcher!!

All us understood what really happened in Chile because this kind of coup blow up here in Brazil in 1964 and Argentina as well,the Military took the power at coast of thousand lives in Chile,the butcher Pinochet after that rules the country with heavy hands stay free,and just was arrested in England...so sad to know that Americans supported this kind of butchery, Costa Graves made this movie in Mexico and rose up the happenings those bloody September....the mostly people whose are killed in underground at National Stadium were innocent people...tell the legend that is possible to hear their voices haunting that place!!!The movie still scream to loud even today!!


First watch: 1988 / How many: 4 / Source: TV-Cable TV-DVD / Rating: 8.5

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