Without a Trace (1983)

Based on the case of young New Yorker Etan Patz, who disappeared in the early 1980s, this film casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who make her and her husband suspects, even as she hounds them to find her child and drives away her husband (David Dukes) and friends (including Stockard Channing) with her intensity and single-mindedness. Squandered on a Hollywood ending that doesn't square with the real case: Etan Patz was never found.

Directing:
  • Stanley R. Jaffe

Writing:
  • Beth Gutcheon

Stars:
Release Date: 1983-02-04
themoviedb icon 5.5/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 120

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Kate Nelligan
Kate Nelligan
Susan Selky
Judd Hirsch
Judd Hirsch
Al Menetti
David Dukes
David Dukes
Graham Selky
Stockard Channing
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Jocelyn Norris
Danny Corkill
Danny Corkill
Alex Selky
William Duell
William Duell
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Terry O'Quinn
Terry O'Quinn
Parent
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