Jack Lemmon does the angry middle-aged man thing well. He does the broken middle-aged man thing well. He does the crusading middle-aged man thing… well, he does the crusading middle-aged man thing. He does all three in “Missing” (1982) when he flies to Chile to look for his son, who has disappeared during a coup. Lemmon’s the square and his son’s wife, played by Sissy Spacek, is hippie-ish, but time and tragedy temper their stances. It reminds me of the saying: a liberal is a conservative who hasn’t been robbed, and a conservative is a liberal who hasn’t been arrested.

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