2h 1min | Supensedrama | Release Date: 11.01.2008
On his first weekend back after serving in Iraq, Mike Deerfield (Jonathan Tucker) goes missing and is reported AWOL. When Hank Deerfield (Tommy Lee Jones), a former military MP and his wife Joan (Susan Sarandon) get phone call with the disturbing news, Hank sets out to search for their son. A police detective Emily Sanders (Charlize Theron) 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. But when the truth about Mike’s time in Iraq finally begins to emerge, Hank’s entire world is challengedand he’s forced to reevaluate long-held beliefs to solve the mystery behind his son’s disappearance.
“In the Valley of Elah” is a thought-provoking drama inspired by true events from Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis and stars Oscar-winners Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron and Susan Sarandon.
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