The Missing Person

Synopsis: Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Persuaded by a large reward, Rosow is charged with bringing the missing person back to his wife in New York City.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Noah Buschel
Production: Strand Releasing
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

and the dispatcher, he has to

report it to the police. Okay?

All right. My guy's cab is

pulling out. You see it?

Yeah, I see it.

Hey, you think twenty dollars

buys you smoking privileges?

I don't hear you on the radio

reporting any of this.

I pick my spots. No hurry.

Looks to me like your friend is

going to Saint Monica.

Do you know Saint Monica?


She's the patron saint of widows, unhappy

wives, and mothers of wayward children.

Rosow, does your cell phone

have a camera?

A camera? In my phone?

Please purchase one. Go to a cell phone

store, get a cell phone with a camera,

and send us photographs of the

man you are following.

I don't have a computer.

You don't need one. You send it

through the cell phone,

the one you're going to buy.

And make sure to keep the


Can I just transmit an image of

the receipt back to you

instead of keeping little pieces

of paper all over the place?

All right, Rosow, transmit an

image of the receipt.

Will my new cell phone receive



I don't know. You spark my

imagination, Charley.


Hi. I hear you have rooms here.

Do you have a reservation?

Unexpected visit.

How many in your party?

No parties.

How long will you be staying

with us?

As long as he does.

As long as who does?

That man who just checked in.

He had a little boy with him.

So you know the man?

Or you know the kid?

All right. You know what? I'm just

going to be honest with you, Missy.

My name's not Missy.

Oh, I see. What's your name?


Mabel. This man, the man who just

checked in, he's my best friend.


I'm worried about him.

He drinks too much.

I see.

Yeah. See what?

I have a friend in AA is all.


I just want to be close to him so

I can hear if he needs some help.

I mean, really, I don't want to

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Noah Buschel

Noah Buschel (born 1978) is an American film director and screenwriter. more…

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