The Vanishing 1993

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The Vanishing ★★½ 1993 (R)

Director Sluizer remakes his own 1988 Dutch film “Spoorloos” to lesser effect. Tense thriller about the disappearance of a woman (Bullock) at a highway rest stop. Her boyfriend (Sutherland) becomes obsessed with locating her, searching for some three years as he is haunted by her memory. Unlike the Dutch original, the remake resorts to a clumsy ending designed for feelgood appeal. Based on the novel “The Golden Egg” by Tim Krabbe. 110m/C VHS, DVD . Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, Sandra Bullock, Park Overall, Lisa Eichhorn, George Hearn, Maggie Linderman, Lynn Hamilton; D: George Sluizer; W: Todd Graff; M: Jerry Goldsmith.