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Missing Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sissy Spacek, Jack Lemmon, Melanie Mayron, John Shea, Janice Rule

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MISSING is a movie co-written and directed by Costa-Gavras in 1982. This film earned four nominations for the 1983 Academy awards but only Costa-Gavras earned the award in the "Best screenplay based on a book" category.
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Charles Horman is a young American citizen arrested by the Chilean militaries a few days after the takeover that overthrowed the Allende government in September 1973. Charles's father, Ed Horman, arrives in Santiago in order to help his daughter-in-law (Spacek) to find Charles back. At first, Ed Horman has a total confidence in the officials of the American embassy who assure him that they try to find Charles. But, after a few days, Ed Horman starts his own inquiry, and understands that Charles may have been arrested because he was a little bit too curious about the role played by the U.S.A. during the military takeover.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   surviving represssive govt

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   South City?    -   Yes City:    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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