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Missing Movie

Movie Review for Missing


An 80s movie based on the life of journalist Charles Horman. A journalist disappears while on assignment.

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Missing boasts a somewhat depressing storyline following the real life story of journalist Charles Horman played by John Shea. Charles goes on assignment in Chile with his friend Terry Simon (played by Melanie Mayron). When Charles disappears, his wife, Beth (played by Sissy Spacek), is worried and seeks to find him.

Even Charles’ usually estranged father Ed (played by Jack Lemmon) is concerned about his son’s whereabouts in the movie Missing. Ed soon realizes that his son was murdered and his own Government may have had something to do with it because his son knew too much.


Ed Horman - Jack Lemmon
Beth Horman - Sissy Spacek
Terry Simon - Melanie Mayron
Charles 'Charlie' Horman - John Shea
Capt. Ray Tower, USN - Charles Cioffi
Consul Phil Putnam - David Clennon
U.S. Ambassador - Richard Venture
Col. Sean Patrick - Jerry Hardin
Andrew Babcock - Richard Bradford
Frank Teruggi - Joe Regalbuto
David Holloway - Keith Szarabajka
David McGeary - John Doolittle
Kate Newman - Janice Rule
Congressman - Ward Costello
Senator - Hansford Rowe


The movie Missing picked up an Oscar Award and eight other wins at other film award shows.

There was a slight mistake in the movie Missing in which it showed Chilean cabs as white. Actually, the cabs in Chile are yellow.

Academy Awards:

Jack Lemmon won for Best Actor In A Leading Role for the role of Edmund Horman in Missing.

Sissy Spacek won for Best Actress In A Leading Role for the role of Beth Horman in Missing.

Edward Lewis and Mildred Lewis, Producers won for Best Picture for Missing.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Missing was released to theatres on 02/12/1982 by Universal, and grossed $16,000,000 at the box office in the US.

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