• Publication date: May 17, 2009

In the Valley of Elah

A father's son mysteriously disappears after returning from Iraq.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2007

MBC 2:

November 21, 2012 02:30 (KSA) ~ November 21, 2012 01:30 (CLT)

When Mike (Jonathan Tucker) returns from Iraq his father, Hank Deerfield (Tommy Lee Jones) is eager to speak to him.  But the soldier's superiors report that he has gone AWOL.  Hank, a former Army man himself, makes a two-day trek to New Mexico to investigate, where he faces awkward opposition from military police.

Local police detective Emily Sanders (CharlizeTheron) proves more helpful, and like Mike's father, suspects a cover up.  Emily and Hank eventually locate the young soldier's dismembered and charred body;now they must determine who is responsible for his death.  The answers are deeply troubling.

In the Valley of Elah was nominated for an Oscar.  The picture was a modest commercial success, earning $29 million internationally.


  • Tommy Lee Jones
  • CharlizeTheron
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Jason Patric
  • Frances Fisher