Missing (1982)

Director
Costa-Gavras

Main cast
Jack Lemmon; Sissy Spacek; John Shea; Melanie Mayron; Charles Cioffi

Genres
Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller

Description
Based on the real-life experiences of Ed Horman. A conservative American businessman travels to a South American country to investigate the sudden disappearance of his son after a right-wing military takeover. Accompanied by his son's wife he uncovers a trail of cover-ups that implicate the US State department which supports the right-wing dictatorship.


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