Synopsis: A man in his early 30s (Keane) struggles with the supposed loss of his daughter from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, while fighting serious battles with schizophrenia. We can never be sure if the loss is real or imaginary; or whether his overt interest in helping young girls is innocent and of a fatherly nature, or is of a darker, scarier motive.
Director(s): Lodge Kerrigan
Production: Magnolia
  2 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

I need to speak with him.


- Excuse me. Do you remember me?

- Can I help you?

I bought some tickets

from you last September.

On the 12th.


I was with my daughter.

She was abducted downstairs,

on the lower level.

She was 6 at the time.

She has red hair

and she came up to about here.

She's wearing jeans and a ...

a purple jacket and ...

she has a dark blue backpack.

And the jacket has a hood.

No, I haven't seen her.

I'm sorry.

We sell hundreds of tickets a day.

I thought she might

have shown up.

Or someone

might have seen her.

I'm sorry.

Excuse me, sir.

- Have you seen this girl?

- No.

She's my daughter.

She's 7 years old...

Excuse me.

I'm looking for my daughter.

This is her picture.

She was abducted last September.

She's wearing jeans,

she's got a purple coat.

- It has a hood.

- I'm sorry.

Excuse me.

Have you seen this girl?


she's my daughter.

Can you help me, please?

Please, I need your help...

She wanted some candy.

Someone took her right here.

God, he took her right

in front of me!

How long was it?

It couldn't be that long!

How long did we talk?

10 minutes.

10 minutes, no way.

Think! How long?

How long?

We are at the station,

we are gonna get on the bus.

40 seconds.

Yes, I'll bring her back by 6 o' clock.

I know, I know.

No, I won't bring her back that late.

A minute and a half.

Maybe two.

She'll have done her homework.

Yeah, we talked about her homework.

3 and a half minutes.

4 minutes.

You wanna speak with her.

Yeah, 4 minutes.

4 minutes, that's all.

4 minutes

look around.

There must be something.

Anything around here.

16.30 to Carlstadt

She wouldn't have gone with anyone.

Where did they go?

They've got on that bus.

They've gone to another bus.

Go, go.

No cash fares.

No cash accepted.

It's too late.

It's too late.

Just go.

Just go.

Can I pass, please?

There she is!

Was it purple?

Get off. Now.

Get off.

Can you stop the bus!

Stop the bus!

I have to get off.

Can you stop the bus?

- You got to sit down!

- Stop the f***ing bus!


Where are you, Sophie?

Where are you?

Sophie, where are you?

It was you.

It was your fault.

You let her go.

You stink!

It's OK.

Everything's OK.

This is gonna be OK.

Hey, I can't get into my room.

There is a lock on the handle.

- What number?

- 301.

You owe a day on the room.

40 box.

I'll take it for another week.

320 plus tax.


How much?

364 dollars and 80 cents.

Well, I haven't got enough.

Can you cash a check?

It's a federal check.

You own disability?

It's 5% service charge.

May I see some ID?

You need some sleep.

You have to get some rest.

It'll pass.

It'll pass.

You need some sleep.

Just rest.

Excuse me.

I wanna get this for my daughter.

She's about the same size as your girl.

- How old is she?

- 7.

Do you think it will fit?

Angela, come here.

Yes, I think so.

It's her size.

How about this?

It is too big.

Yes, this size is 12.

Is this her size?

She takes the size 8.

You have to be presentable

when you get her back.

You are her father.

You need to set a good example.

Hi! Is this Ray?

It's William.

William Keane.

Is Ann there?

Hey, hang on!

Hang on a second!

Is she there?

Look, I just wanna talk to her.

When she will be back?

Will you tell her I called

and I'll try again?


A vodka.

Keep going.


Hey, how I hear the music?

Can you make it louder?

I can barely hear it!

It's loud enough!

Come on, man! I paid for it!

Turn it up!

You turn up the music!

If you don't like it,

get the f*** out!

You turn up the music!

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Lodge Kerrigan

Lodge Hunt Kerrigan (born March 23, 1964) is an American motion picture screenwriter and director. His 2010 film Rebecca H. (Return to the Dogs) entered into the Un Certain Regard section of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.Along with Amy Seimetz, Kerrigan is the creator/director of Starz' TV adaptation of Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience. more…

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