|Gone Baby Gone|
|Writer||Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard|
|Starring||Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck, Amy Ryan|
|80th Academy Awards|
Gone Baby Gone is a 2007 American mystery film directed by Ben Affleck (making his feature-length directorial debut) and starring his brother Casey Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, and Amy Ryan. The screenplay by Ben Affleck and Aaron Stockard is based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane.
When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough Boston neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve their case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that could tear them apart.