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In the Valley of Elah (1-Sep-2007)

Director: Paul Haggis

Writers: Mark Boal; Paul Haggis

Music by: Mark Isham

Producers: Patrick Wachsberger; Steven Samuels; Darlene Caamaño Loquet; Paul Haggis; Laurence Becsey

Keywords: Drama

An ex-military investigator attempts to uncover a mystery behind the disappearance of his soldier son.

Hank Deerfield, war veteran and present-day truck hauler based in Tennessee, receives word that son Mike has gone missing at Fort Rudd in New Mexico after returning from a tour of duty in Iraq, reported as Absent Without Official Leave. Mystified, Hank -- a former military investigator -- sets out to New Mexico in search of answers, working alongside sympathetic detective Emily Sanders to separate fact from fiction and uncover depressing truths about war's devastating impact on the human condition. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Randall Adams
17-Dec-1948 30-Oct-2010 Innocent man in The Thin Blue Line
Brent Briscoe
21-May-1961   A Simple Plan
Josh Brolin
12-Feb-1968   No Country for Old Men
Mehcad Brooks
25-Oct-1980   Terrence King on Necessary Roughness
Barry Corbin
16-Oct-1940   Maurice Minnifield on Northern Exposure
Frances Fisher
11-May-1952   House of Sand and Fog
James Franco
19-Apr-1978   Freaks and Geeks
Rick Gonzalez
30-Jun-1979   Coach Carter
Tommy Lee Jones
15-Sep-1946   Men in Black
Zoe Kazan
9-Sep-1983   Me and Orson Welles
Jason Patric
17-Jun-1966   The Lost Boys
Susan Sarandon
4-Oct-1946   Louise in Thelma and Louise
Brent Sexton
23-Jul-1953   Stan Larsen on The Killing
Jennifer Siebel
19-Jun-1974   Wife of Gavin Newsom
Charlize Theron
7-Aug-1975   Monster
Jonathan Tucker
31-May-1982   The Black Donnellys


Tommy Lee Jones   ...   Hank Deerfield
Charlize Theron   ...   Det. Emily Sanders
James Franco   ...   Sgt. Dan Carnelli
Jonathan Tucker   ...   Mike Deerfield
Frances Fisher   ...   Evie
Josh Brolin   ...   Chief Buchwald
Wes Chatham   ...   Cpl. Steve Penning
Jake McLaughlin   ...   Spc. Gordon Bonner
Mehcad Brooks   ...   Spc. Ennis Long
Wayne Duvall   ...   Det. Nugent
Victor Wolf   ...   Pvt. Robert Ortiez
Rick Gonzalez   ...   Phone Technician
Brent Briscoe   ...   Det. Hodge
Brent Sexton   ...   Lt. Burke
Susan Sarandon   ...   Joan Deerfield
Jason Patric   ...   Lt. Kirklander
Barry Corbin   ...   Arnold Bickman
Greg Serrano   ...   Det. Manny Nunez
Devin Brochu   ...   David Sanders
Zoe Kazan   ...   Angie
Glenn Taranto   ...   Det. Wayne
Jennifer Siebel   ...   Jodie
Joseph Bertot   ...   School Janitor
Loren Haynes   ...   Police Photographer
Babak Tafti   ...   Iraqi Prisoner
Sean Huze   ...   Capt. Jim Osher
Jack Merrill   ...   Medical Examiner
Kathy Lamkin   ...   Chicken Shack Manager
David Doty   ...   Truck Parts Salesman
Pab Schwendimann   ...   Pussy's Bouncer
Josh Meyer   ...   Joseph R. Millard
Arron Shiver   ...   Cop
Jo Harvey Allen   ...   Jo Anne
Chris Browning   ...   Checker Box Bartender
David House   ...   Morgue Officer
Matt Page   ...   Guard
Pierre Barrera   ...   TD's Bartender
Mike Hatfield   ...   Jo Anne's Husband
James Haggis   ...   Soccer Ball Player
Randall Adams   ...   New Recruit
Hans Steckly   ...   Cpl. Steckly


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