The Missing Person (2009)

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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 ... See full summary »




  • Gray Madder in The Missing Person (2009)
  • Michael Shannon and Gray Madder in The Missing Person (2009)
  • Gray Madder in The Missing Person (2009)
  • Michael Shannon as John Rosow.
  • Margaret Colin as Lana, Michael Shannon as John Rosow.
  • Michael Shannon as John Rosow, Merritt Wever as Mabel Page.

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3 March 2011 | frankopy-2
| the noir the merrier
What director Noah Buschel has concocted with "The Missing Person" is to take a genre and fine tune it with touches that, while original, ultimately pay homage to, and even nourish, noir.

What he has done,too, is set up any number of movies he might want to make with the masterly Michael Shannon as private eye John Rosow; and re-recruit, too, the saucily effective Amy Ryan.

This moody artwork about finding a mysteriously but voluntary missing person has all sorts of twists and turns, none predictable, as it weaves its way through the dark.

That Shannon plays roles Bogart feasted on is all too true. but it is the rugged countenance of Mitchum that he more facilely brings to mind.

Shannon,so powerful in the film "Revolutionary Road" and then HBO's raunchy and real "Boardwalk Empire" series, and yet again in the rock film "The Runaways," is special, indeed. His screen effect is compelling,mesmerizing.

All we need now is a script and the word "Action!"

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Release Date:

3 December 2009


English, Spanish

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Filming Locations

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,715 22 November 2009

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