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Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: May 30th, 2006

R|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
A mother blames the disappearance of her child on a black man from the projects after she reports a carjacking. A detective (Samuel L. Jackson) suspects the woman is hiding something, and he enlists the aid of a missing-child activist (Edie Falco). While the investigation continues, the media amplifies the case's notoriety, bringing up some tough racial issues.

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore, Edie Falco, Ron Eldard, William Forsythe, Aunjanue Ellis, Anthony Mackie, LaTanya Richardson

Director: Joe Roth

Genres: Crime drama, Mystery

Production Co: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Pursuit, Hospital, Melodramatic, Son, Mystery, Police station, 2000s, Investigation, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The film is, above all, a moving portrait of hurting souls, brought to life in compelling performances. show more

  • This tale of a white mother's kid gone missing in a black New Jersey neighborhood - and the tensions and news media attention that ensue - is pretty much pure jive. show more

  • The production can best be described by several f-words. It is frenetic, frazzled and febrile. It is also feeble -- almost touchingly so, if you think of what bottomless insecurity must have prompted so much bombast.

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