Missing Persons

New approach to 'Missing Child' suffers from low budget and energy

Frozen in time on the side of a milk carton, kidnapped children never seem to grow up. But what happens to those who do? The thriller "Missing Child" takes on this aftermath, with several twists up its sleeve.

Troubled Gia (Kristen Ruhlin) has had a rough go of it, raised in abusive foster homes and falling in with seedy, rapacious men. She's trying to focus on her education and future. At the same time, her much older boyfriend, Joe, is trying to link Gia to files of missing children, trying to find one who just might be her, 20 years ago. With a promising lead, they seek out a man, Henry (Charles Gorgano), who might be Gia's father, with the expectation of a family...