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Seventeen and Missing

Seventeen and Missing

Paul Schneider (1) (2006)

90min
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Review

Our Score
The subject of this thriller may be a parent's worst nightmare, but there's surprisingly little drama in this ineffectual, made-for-television abduction tale. In fact, you don't get much genuine emotion or tension at all, as psychic mum Dedee Pfeiffer (Michelle's sister) uses her spooky second sight to help find her missing daughter after the stroppy teen disappears following a party. Consequently, the film struggles for impact, with routine direction and feeble plotting compounding the problem. Only Pfeiffer's horror movie-styled visions bring a jolt of colour, enlivening her character's otherwise dull detective work. Unfortunately this supernatural element also undermines the mystery, causing its pieces to fit together too quickly and conveniently, and giving supposedly affecting events an air of silliness.

Summary

A mother with clairvoyant abilities is distraught when her teenage daughter goes missing. She finds herself plagued by traumatic visions of the girl's abduction, which might provide the vital clue to rescuing her, and turns to her estranged husband for help in tracking down their child. Thriller, starring Dedee Pfeiffer, Matthew Harrison and Tegan Moss.

Cast & Crew

Emilie Janzen Dedee Pfeiffer
Richard Janzen Matthew Harrison (2)
Lori Janzen Tegan Moss
Kevin Janzen Brett Dier
Martin Vetter Victor Ayala
Jessica Taya Calicetto
Detective Cornell Terry David Mulligan
Brynn Welland Natasha Peck
Curt Jared Keeso
Helen Vedder Karin Konoval
Director Paul Schneider (1)
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Edited for violence.

Drama

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