• Director: Denis Villeneuve
• Writer: Aaron Guzikowski
• Release Date: 20 September 2013 (USA)
• MPAA Rating: R
• Parents Guide: View content advisory for parents
• Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller
• Runtime: 153 min.
• Box Office #’s: Here

When Keller Dover’s daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

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Cast Highlights

• Hugh Jackman … Keller Dover
• Maria Bello … Grace Dover
• Viola Davis … Nancy Birch
• Melissa Leo … Holly Jones
• Terrence Howard … Franklin Birch
• Paul Dano … Alex Jones


  • Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale were set to star with Bryan Singer directing, but the idea was dropped.
  • Hugh Jackman was attached to the project with Antoine Fuqua directing. Both dropped out. After several years in development, Jackman returned in the lead role.
  • Jessica Chastain was rumored for a role.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio was attached for a long time to the project but he dropped out eventually.
  • Detective Loki’s cards reveal his full name to be David Wayne Loki.


Detective Loki: Alex Jones, unfortunately has the I.Q. of a 10 year-old. There’s no way someone with the I.Q. of a 10 year-old could abduct 2 girls in broad daylight and then… somehow disappear.
Keller Dover: Well, maybe he wasn’t on his own. How could he drive an RV if he has an I.Q. of a 10 year-old?

Detective Loki: I’m gonna find your daughters.

Keller Dover: Why didn’t you look for my daughter?

Keller Dover: Someone has to make him talk or they’re gonna die!

Keller Dover: [Stammers] My-my son already told you th-that the guy was inside the RV just watching them… right?
Detective Loki: We haven’t found any physical evidence inside the RV… or at his aunt’s house, where he lives.
Keller Dover: Nothing…?
Detective Loki: Alex Jones, unfortunately, has the IQ of a ten year-old… There is no way that someone with an IQ of a ten year-old could abduct two girls in broad daylight and then… somehow, make the disappear.
Keller Dover: Uh, well, how can he drive an RV? If-if he can’t answer a question…?
Detective Loki: Well, he has a legal Pennsylvania license.
Keller Dover: And he ran, right? They said he tried to run away.
Keller Dover: Why would he run?
Detective Loki: I’ve spent ten hours questioning this boy, okay? I hear what you’re saying.
Keller Dover: Uh… did-did you give him a lie detector? You gave us a lie dete – did you give him one?
Detective Loki: Sir, I understand what you’re asking me: yes we did.
Keller Dover: And?
Detective Loki: We gave him a lie detector, and there’s no way of… A lie detector doesn’t work if you don’t understand the questions.
Keller Dover: Well, maybe he wasn’t on his own… How can he drive RV if he has an IQ of a ten year-old?
Detective Loki: Sir, sir, hey, we are considering all possibilities…
Detective Loki: No, I-I-I hear what you’re saying, I – S-sir, sir…
Keller Dover: I don’t think you are considering all possibilities.
Keller Dover: No, you listen to me! Just shut the fuck up for a fucking second!
[Grace jumps, startled at his frustration and cries softly]
Detective Loki: Here’s what I’m gonna need you to do for me: I need you to calm down.
Keller Dover: [Trembles] I’m sorry. I’m s-sorry… Please listen to me for a second…
Detective Loki: Mr. Dover… I understand that this is an incredibly hard time, but I have every uniformed police officer in this State looking for Anna.
Keller Dover: [Fights back tears] I don’t understand what any of this means; they said he ran… They said he tried to get away. I don’t understand w-why he would try to… run away.
Detective Loki: We’re considering all possibilities, Mr. Dover. I hear what you’re saying. I’m not crossing anybody off my list… Just… let me do my job.

Detective Loki: There’s a bag of lye in your basement; it’s half-empty… Your wife thinks you’ve been helping us… but we both know that’s not true…
Keller Dover: I used the lye to bury our dog last year… And “helping a cop” sounds better than “I’ve been out driving around aimlessly in my truck ’cause I don’t know what the fuck else to do.”
Detective Loki: Is that what you were doing last Saturday night?
Keller Dover: Probably. Am I a suspect?
Detective Loki: No, I’m only asking… I’m only asking because your assaulted man has gone missing.
Keller Dover: [pauses] I heard about that. What happened…? I thought you had him under surveillance.
Detective Loki: [Stammers] I’m gonna assume you’re asking because you have no idea.
Keller Dover: Yeah, well I didn’t think it was something I could get away with.
Detective Loki: It’s not…
Keller Dover: They skip town, this asshole is guilty. Oh, it couldn’t be that, right? ‘Cause then it’d be your fault, right?
Detective Loki: Mr. Dover… Mr. Dover.
Keller Dover: What?
Detective Loki: You need to take care of yourself and your wife; that’s the best thing you can do right now… That little girl is gonna need you when she comes home.
Keller Dover: Kids gone for more than a week… have half as good a chance of being found. And half for a month, almost none are found alive, alright? So, forgive me for doing everything I can to f…
Detective Loki: You know what? It hasn’t been a fucking week.
Detective Loki: You’re right.
Detective Loki: Day fucking six!
Detective Loki: No.
Detective Loki: It hasn’t been a fucking week!
Keller Dover: Day six.
[Eyes well with tears]
Keller Dover: And every day, she’s wondering why I’m not there to fucking rescue her! Do you understand that? Me, not you! Not you! But me! EVERY DAY!
Detective Loki: All right…
[pauses as he looks at Detective, breathing heavily in anger; he begins repeatedly bashing his fist against the dashboard]
Detective Loki: Hey, hey, hey, hey…
[Calmly reaches his hand to Keller’s shoulder to calm him down]
Keller Dover: [Sharply recoils Detective Loki’s hand from his shoulder] Don’t follow me.
Detective Loki: Mr. Dover, Mr. Dover…
[Keller sighs and turns to him]
Detective Loki: You don’t think I’m gonna let you get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking, do you?
Keller Dover: [Opens the car door] I’m gonna walk. You look for my daughter.
[Slams the car door shut]