The Missing

Synopsis: In 19th-century New Mexico, a father (Tommy Lee Jones) comes back home, hoping to reconcile with his adult daughter Maggie (Cate Blanchett). Maggie's daughter is kidnapped, forcing father and estranged daughter to work together to get her back.
Director(s): Ron Howard
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  2 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
137 min

He scares me, is all.

- Nobody scares you.

- Can't trust him.

Maggie, who is he?

He's my father.

- I thought your father was dead.

- He is.

To me, he is.

I want him gone, Brake.

Gone? He's your kin.

You just can't...

He ran off when I wasn't Dot's age.

Went Indian.

Turn your back,

he'll eat your horses and dogs.

He's being chased...

...or running from something,

I don't know what.

But he's bad, Brake. I swear.

I do not want him

near my children.

We're Indians, Lilly.

We're Indians.

Does he do that all night?

Oh, he's just getting started.

- You come here for the healing?

- In a manner of speaking.

Thought you might be hungry.

- It's rabbit stew.

- I can't eat rabbits.

I was bitten by a rattlesnake.

All right.

When there's company,

you sleep in there. Is that right?

That's right.

- You're not her husband?

- No, sir.

Not for lack of asking.

They your children?


What happened to their father?

You don't know this?

I can't say what all happened

between you two...

...but you ain't welcome here.

But she's a good Christian.

She won't turn away any man

in need.

Tomorrow, she'll give you

what doctoring she can...

...then you're on your way.

There's places where a father

would kill a man...

...for doing what you're doing,

you know that, don't you?

If you have something to say, say it.

Are you really a Indian?

Brake said you rode

with the Chiricahua.

That's right.

- So that means I'm part Indian, right?

- No.

Not at all.

You look stupid trying to work

in those fancy clothes, you know.

I am leaving here as soon as I can.

- I'm moving to the city.

- But Grandpa's visiting.

Did you see him?

He's a savage.

They're gut-eaters, you know.

I was born into the wrong family,

I swear to God I was.

- I appreciate this.

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Ken Kaufman

Ken Kaufman was born in 1963. He is known for his work on Space Cowboys (2000), The Expendables 2 (2012) and The Missing (2003). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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