• 1982
  • PG
  • 122 min
  • USA, Mexico
  • drama, history, mystery

When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.

Director: Costa-Gavras

Writer: Costa-Gavras, Donald Stewart

Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, John Shea

Thanks in large part to strong performances by Sissy Spacek and Jack Lemmon, Missing is both a gripping character exploration and an effective political thriller.

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  • Costa-Gavras
    Costa-Gavras, (short for Constantinos Gavras) born 12 February 1933 is a Greek filmmaker, who lives and works in France, best known for films with overt political themes, most famously the fast-paced thriller, Z (1969). Most of his movies were made in French; starting with Missing (1982), several were made in English.

Main Cast


Certificate: PG

Genres: drama, history, mystery, thriller

Categories: military coup, chile, south america, disappearance, salvador allende, operation condor, state of siege, augusto pinochet, year 1973, dictatorship, journalist


Producer: Edward Lewis

Editor: Françoise Bonnot

Director of photography: Ricardo Aronovich

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 122 min

Country: USA, Mexico

Language: English, Spanish, French

Sound Mix: Mono

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Color: Color (Technicolor)