The Missing

2003 film by Ron Howard

The Missing is a 2003 western thriller film, set in 1885 New Mexico, in which a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.

Directed by Ron Howard. Written by Ken Kaufman, based on the novel The Last Ride by Thomas Eidson.
How far would you go, how much would you sacrifice to get back what you have lost?

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Samuel JonesEdit

  • If I stay here very long, I might misbehave. Somebody might have to kill me.

Dot GilkesonEdit

  • I swear to God I won't stay put.

Lt. DucharmeEdit

  • Any man found looting... will have the value of their property deducted from his pay.

ChidinEdit

  • [speaking Chiricahua] Take your bad luck to your grave.

DialogueEdit

Kayitah: [speaking Chiricahua] Forget the hides. Give us your horses and your guns and we'll call it even.
Samuel: They want our horses and guns.
Maggie: I am not giving over my horses! [to Kayitah] You understand? You have to kill me first! [turns to Samuel]You tell them... You, you tell them what I said.
Samuel: [speaking Chiricahua] Now look, you pissed her off.

Samuel: You take this money for your children.
Maggie: No, you take it for your funeral.

Jim: I don't know what they were thinking.
Samuel: What makes you think they were thinking?

Maggie: You know that indian name of yours? What, what's that? What's that mean?
Samuel: Very hard to translate that.
Maggie: Try it.
Samuel: It means "shit for luck".

Maggie: Why didn't you stay?
Samuel: [long pause] There's a Apache story about a man that woke up one morning and saw a hawk on the wind. Walked outside and never returned. After he died, he met his wife in the spirit world. She asked him why he never came home, he said "Well, the hawk kept flying." [pause] There's always the next something, Maggie. And that will take a man away.

Samuel: I didn't kill anyone! I said I didn't kill anyone! I am looking for my granddaughter!
Lieutenant: Then tell me her damn name!
Samuel: I don't *know* her damn name!

CastEdit

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