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The Deep End of the Ocean

5.6
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Original title
The Deep End of the Ocean
Year
Running time
107 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Stephen Schiff (Novel: Jacquelyn Mitchard)
Music
Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography
Stephen Goldblatt
Cast
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Producer
Via Rosa. Distributed by Mandalay Entertainment
Genre
Drama | Melodrama. Family Relationships. Abduction / Disappearance
Synopsis / Plot
Beth Cappadora (Michelle Pfeiffer), a photographer, is married to Pat (Treat Williams), a restaurateur, and they would seem to have a perfect life in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1988, they have three small children that Beth takes along to her high school reunion in Chicago. While checking in at a crowded hotel lobby, her middle child, three-year-old Ben, disappears. Despite a frantic search and much media coverage, the boy is not found, and Beth soon falls apart. Nine years later, the family has only barely recovered when they move to Chicago so Pat can open a restaurant with his father. A few months later, a neighborhood boy named Sam Karras (Ryan Merriman) knocks on the door, asking to mow the lawn. Beth notices the boy's appearance exactly matches a time-elapsed photo of Ben constructed by the police; she takes pictures of the boy and contacts both her husband and police detective Candy Bliss (Whoopi Goldberg).
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