WHO TOOK JOHNNY

By David BEILINSON, Michael GALINSKY, Suki HAWLEY

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Documentary - Completed 2014

An examination into the infamous cold case behind the 1982 disappearance of paperboy Johnny Gosch. The film focuses on his mother and her quest to find the truth about what happened to her son. Along the way she changed laws and cultural norms as she pulled back the curtain on child trafficking.

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Thessaloniki Documentary 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • David BEILINSON, Michael GALINSKY, Suki HAWLEY
    • Synopsis
    • WHO TOOK JOHNNY is an examination into the infamous thirty-year-old cold case behind the 1982 disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch, the first missing child to appear on a milk carton. The film focuses on the heartbreaking story of Johnny’s mother, Noreen Gosch, and her relentless quest to find the truth about what happened that tragic September morning in Des Moines when Johnny never returned from his paper route. Along the way she changed laws and cultural norms as she pulled back the curtain on child trafficking.
      European premiere Thessaloniki Documentary FF 2015

      "An amazing, lunatic documentary that will leave you creeped-out, excited and surprised, ”
      - John Waters, director of Hairspray and Crybaby

      “This film is utterly unforgettable”- Criterion Cast

      “The gradual narrative unspooling of “Who Took Johnny,” the true-crime documentary about
      a 12-year-old Iowa boy who has been missing since 1982, is extremely canny.” – Chicago Tribune
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