In The Valley Of Elah
USA, 2007, 121 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Detective/Mystery, Drama, Social Issues, War
On his first weekend back after serving in Iraq, Mike Deerfield (Jonathan Tucker) goes missing and is reported AWOL. When former military MP Hank Deerfield (Tommy Lee Jones) and his wife Joan (Susan Sarandon) get the phone call with the disturbing news, Hank sets out to search for their son. Emily Sanders (Charlize Theron), a New Mexico police detective in the jurisdiction where Mike was last seen, reluctantly helps him in his search. As the evidence grows, her missing person's case begins to look more and more like foul play, and soon Sanders finds herself in a fight with the military brass as she and Hank struggle to keep control of the investigation.
DIRECTOR: Paul Haggis
Principal Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, James Franco, Susan Sarandon, Jason Patric, Josh Brolin, Jonathan Tucker
US Distributor: Warner Independant
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