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The Vanishing (1993)

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The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.

Director:

George Sluizer

Writers:

Tim Krabbé (novel), Todd Graff (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Bridges ... Barney Cousins
Kiefer Sutherland ... Jeff Harriman
Nancy Travis ... Rita Baker
Sandra Bullock ... Diane Shaver
Park Overall ... Lynn
Maggie Linderman ... Denise Cousins
Lisa Eichhorn ... Helene Cousins
George Hearn ... Arthur Bernard
Lynn Hamilton ... Miss Carmichael
Garrett Bennett ... Cop at Gas Station
George Catalano ... Highway Cop
Frank Girardeau Frank Girardeau ... Cop at Apartment
Stephen Bridgewater ... TV Host (as Stephen Wesley Bridgewater)
Susan Barnes Susan Barnes ... Colleague
Rich Hawkins Rich Hawkins ... Stan
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Storyline

Barney teaches chemisty, and is planning to abduct a woman. Despite methodical planning and countless trial runs he always manages to mess things up. Then Diane, who is traveling with her boyfriend Jeff, unwittingly makes herself an easy target. The story is mainly from Jeff's viewpoint, as he searches for Diane. Barney watches him. Written by Rob Hartill

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror and violence, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El rapto See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,009,928, 7 February 1993

Gross USA:

$14,543,394

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,543,394
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kiefer Sutherland and Sandra Bullock would work together again in A Time to Kill (1996) two years later. See more »

Goofs

When Jeff and Barney are done fighting, the position and the amount of blood on Barney's face vary from shot to shot. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Harriman: How long have you worked here?
Rita Baker: Since the Dawn of Man.
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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1993 (1994) See more »

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Great Kiefer Movie
27 August 2005 | by monkey-manSee all my reviews

This movie is the 2nd movie i watched in my Kiefer Sutherland marathon and by far one of his best movies and this movie is a little bit better then Kiefers movie Truth or Consequences,N.M.And the actor Jeff Bridges does a great job at playing the bad guy named Barney Cousins in this movie. This is the first movie I have seen Jeff Bridges in and I would like to watch one of his other movies like K-Pax,Tron or The Door In The Floor.And if u are a fan of Kiefer Sutherland or Mystery/Thriller movies u will love this movie to death.

Over all this movie is really great and my rating is a huge 8 out of 10.


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