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|Vanished Without a Trace|
Actors: Karl Malden, Tim Ransom, Travis Fine, Tom Hodges, Julie Harris
Genres: Drama, Horror, Television
Ed Ray (Karl Malden) is a school bus driver who becomes a hero when he saves 26 children in the true life story of one of the most bizarre kidnappings in history. Ray and his busload of children are kidnapped and taken to... more »
"This Stuff Only Happens On the News"
Alejandra Vernon | Long Beach, California | 10/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Jack and Elizabeth live the perfect suburban life with their 13 year-old daughter Cathy and their two young sons. One day Elizabeth comes home to pick Cathy up for soccer practice, and she is nowhere to be found. All the things we have seen repeatedly on the news in these cases takes place; the neighbors helping to search the surrounding area, the mother's plea to the media, the police doing their best, and coming up with nothing. What "Vanished Without a Trace" realistically depicts is how this horrifying situation impacts the family, with the 2 little brothers confused and missing their sister, and the terrible stress it places on the marriage. Imagined guilt also plays into the scenario, because Steve had a fight with Cathy over the clothes and makeup she was wearing a few hours before she went missing, and is also looked upon as a suspect by the police.
Shelly Long does well as the desperate Elizabeth, and William R. Moses is fine as Jack, with Cathy played by Julie Berman. Also good in the cast are Jennifer Jostyn and Joshua Peace, as close neighbors and friends Karen and Scott, and Nigel Bennett as Detective Davis. The direction by Douglas Barr keeps the feel of the domestic drama plot authentic, and the film is quite well paced, with no scenes that lag or seem out of place. Filmed on a low budget, "Vanished Without a Trace" is one of those TV films that make the most of every dollar spent, and is more entertaining than some of the million $ big screen offerings from Hollywood. Total running time is 85
Vanished without a trace
Vickie Nall | 02/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this movie. And it was a great!
I would sugguest any one to buy it.