Sunday, September 20, 2015

Missing (1982) - (Jack Lemmon) US one-sheet

Missing (1982) - (Jack Lemmon) US one-sheet

This is a 27" x 41" US one-sheet poster for the 1982 Costa-Gavras film Missing based on the 1978 Thomas Hauser book The Execution of Charles Horman: An American Sacrifice with screenplay by Costa-Gavras and Donald Stewart and starring Jack Lemmon as Edmund Horman. Plot summary: The story is based on actual events during the 1973 military coup d'etat in Chile ousting President Salvador Allende when journalist Charles Horman [John Shea] was killed, and afterwards when Charles's Father Edmund Horman goes to Chile with his son's wife Beth [Sissy Spacek] to look for his missing son. This film was banned in Chile during Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship and both the film and Thomas Hauser's book were the subject of a defamation of character lawsuit by former US Ambassador Nathaniel Davis; the lawsuit did not succeed, leading to the film's rerelease in 2006. The film won an academy award for best writing of a screenplay based on another medium. It also won the Palm d'Or at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, and Jack Lemmon won the prize there for best actor.

Cast and crew: Costa-Gavras, Thomas Hauser, Donald Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea, Charles Cioffi, David Clennon, Richard Venture, Jerry Hardin, Richard Bradford, Joe Regalbuto, Keith Szarabajka, John Doolittle, Janice Rule, Ward Costello, Hansford Rowe, Tina Romero, Richard Whiting

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