Set in 1885 in New Mexico, an estranged father shows up at his daughter's ranch and it's made clear he isn't welcome back into her life. He abandoned his family years ago to "go injun. " His older granddaughter is kidnapped by a band of assorted thugs of different ethnicities who are taking her to Mexico to sell her into prositution. So dad, daughter and younger granddaughter take off to track down the thugs and get the daughter back. ------------------------------`The Missing' is set in New Mexico in 1885. Tommy Lee Jones stars as the estranged father of prairie doctor Maggie Gilkeson (Cate Blanchett), a young woman with two daughters trying to make a living in this isolated wilderness. Tommy Lee Jones had abandoned his family some 20-years earlier to live with the Indians. After a rattlesnake bite, the medicine man tells him that he must reunite with his family to save his life.
Maggie hates her father and throws him out of the house. After he leaves, her oldest daughter Lilly (Evan Rachel Wood) is kidnapped by a band of renegade Indians, who have already kidnapped several other girls to sell in Mexico. Maggie goes to town and tells the sheriff, but he cannot help, so she is forced to enlist the help of her father to track down the kidnappers. Douglas Young (the-movie-guy).