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FULL SYNOPSIS

A young woman is faced with the disturbing reemergence of a man she once loved in this psychological thriller. Embry Langan (Charlie Hunnam) was a wealthy but reckless student at an exclusive private college until he mysteriously vanished, with airline tickets to Europe left unused and plenty of money still in the bank. Two years later, Katie Burke (Katie Holmes), Embry's girlfriend, is still dealing with his disappearance as she goes into the home stretch of her college career. With exams, a thesis, and job interviews to think about, Katie is already walking an emotional tightrope when Wade Handler (Benjamin Bratt), a police detective, enters the picture. Handler, a recovering alcoholic, has been ordered to reopen the Langan case, and as he questions Katie about the missing man, she finds her obsession with her former beau taking over her life, which leaves her all the more unnerved when she begins seeing Embry around the campus. Meanwhile, Handler's investigation begins to suggest Langan's disappearance may have been more sinister than imagined, and could be connected with other cases of missing students. Abandon marked the directorial debut for screenwriter Stephen Gaghan, who won an Oscar for his script for Traffic. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 18, 2002

Cast

Katie Holmes
as Katie Burke
Benjamin Bratt
as Detective Wade Handler
Charlie Hunnam
as Embry Langan
Zooey Deschanel
as Samantha Harper
Gabriel Mann
as Harrison Hobart
Gabrielle Union
as Amanda Luttrell
Mark Feuerstein
as Robert Hanson
Melanie Lynskey
as Mousy Julie
Will McCormack
as August
Philip Bosco
as Professor Jergensen
Tony Goldwyn
as Dr. David Schaffer
Fred Ward
as Lt. Bill Stayton
Jack Warden

Crew

Stephen Gaghan
Director
Lynda Obst
Producer
Edward Zwick
Producer
Gary Barber
Producer
Stephen Gaghan
Screenwriter
Matthew J. Libatique
Cinematographer
Clint Mansell
Composer (Music Score)
Mark Warner
Editor
Gideon Ponte
Production Designer
Pierre Perrault
Art Director
Elizabeth Joan Hooper
Co-producer
Richard Vane
Executive Producer
Guy Pigeon
Set Designer
Louise Frogley
Costume Designer
Claude Hazanavicius
Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre Blain
Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Lamberti
Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Lamberti
Supervisor/Manager
Jeanne McCarthy
Casting
Juel Bestrop
Casting
Kathleen Chopin
Casting
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