Search is a thrilling mystery film that originated in the United States in 2018. Aneesh Chaganty, in his directorial debut, helmed the project, while Chaganty and Sev Ohanian collaborated on the screenplay. The film was produced by Timur Bekmambetov. Uniquely, the entire story unfolds on computer screens and smartphones. The plot revolves around a father named John Cho.
Searching English Movie 2018 Cast, Plot, Production, & Release
Searching broke new ground as the first mainstream Hollywood thriller to feature an Asian-American actor in the lead role. It was a collaborative effort between the United States and Russia, and the film made its debut at the United States on August 31, 2018.
Subsequently, it received a theatrical release in the United States on August 31, 2018, courtesy of Sony Pictures Releasing. The film achieved both financial and critical triumph, earning a remarkable $75 million worldwide, surpassing its modest budget of $880,000.
David Kim resides in San Jose, California, together with his daughter Margot. Unfortunately, his wife Pamela passed away due to lymphoma before Margot entered high school. One fateful night, Margot tries to reach out to David three times, but he remains asleep and misses her calls. The following morning, David realizes he is unable to reach Margot. Initially assuming she has gone to her piano lesson after school, he contacts her piano instructor.
In a shocking revelation, David uncovers that Margot had been secretly keeping the lesson fees and transferring the money to a Venmo account that no longer exists. Concerned for his daughter’s safety and well-being, David immediately contacts the police, leading to the assignment of Detective Rosemary Vick to the case. Through accessing Margot’s accounts.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|John Cho||David Kim|
|Debra Messing||Detective Sergeant Rosemary Vick|
|Michelle La||Margot Kim|
|Kya Dawn Lau||9-year-old Margot Kim|
|Megan Liu||7-year-old Margot Kim|
|Alex Jayne Go||5-year-old Margot Kim|
|Sara Sohn||Pamela Nam Kim|
|Joseph Lee||Peter Kim|
|Steven Michael Eich||Robert Vick|
|Ric Sarabia||Randy Cartoff|
|Sean O’Bryan||Radio Jockey|
|Colin Woodell||911 Operator|
La’s debut feature film role was in “Searching,” which had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. In the movie, she portrays Margot Kim, a missing daughter.
Kya Dawn Lau
Alex Jayne Go
Steven Michael Eich
The character being referred to is Thomas Barbusca, who reprised his role in “Searching.” It’s interesting to note that he has now ventured into TikTok.
Originally conceived as an 8-minute short film, Aneesh Chaganty and Sev Ohanian presented the idea to The Bazelevs Company. However, instead of simply accepting the short film concept, the company proposed expanding it into a full-length feature film. While Ohanian saw the potential and was open to the idea, Chaganty had reservations, feeling that a feature film would stretch the concept and come across as too gimmicky.
Following its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2018, “Searching” caught the attention of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, who secured the distribution rights for the film with a $5 million deal. Originally slated for release on August 3, 2018, the film’s schedule was later adjusted to a limited release on August 31, 2018, before expanding to a wider release on August 31, 2018.
Theatrical Release Poster
|Box office||$75.6 million|
|Cinematography||Juan Sebastian Baron|
|Directed by||Aneesh Chaganty|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|Edited by||Nick Johnson
|Music by||Torin Borrowdale|
|Produced by||Timur Bekmambetov
Stage 6 Films
|Release dates||August 31, 2018 (United States)|
|Running time||102 minutes|
|Written by||Aneesh Chaganty
“Searching” achieved a successful box office performance, earning $26 million in the United States and Canada, and an additional $49.4 million in other territories. This resulted in a total worldwide gross of $75.5 million.
According to Rotten Tomatoes, “Searching” has received positive reviews from critics. The film holds an approval rating of 92% based on 256 reviews, with an average rating of 7.5/10. The critical consensus on the website states, “Searching’s timely premise and original execution are further bolstered by well-rounded characters brought to life by a talented cast.”
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