Disappearances (2006)


Disappearances (2006)

In 1932 in Kingdom County, Vermont, a fire destroys much of the family's hay. They can't feed all their cattle and they can't get more hay, so they have to sell some of their cattle. Quebec Bill used to run whiskey, and that may be the only way to make money. Quebec Bill's father disappeared, according to Aunt Cordelia, as did many who ran whiskey. Quebec Bill came back to Vermont because of his father after working on ranches and as a lumberjack in Montana. Quebec Bill's brother-in-law Henry has run whiskey before, but he's reluctant to now. Wild Bill wants to go along but his mother Evangeline? has to be persuaded. Rat, who helps run the farm, also goes along but isn't sure he wants to. The group crosses the border into Canada, where whiskey is legal. Two monks see nothing wrong with helping out and they agree to store what the guys get. But the guys have no money. They have to steal from the family that sells most of the whiskey, and violence becomes necessary. Wild Bill doesn't want to kill, but he has to. He is occasionally visited by his Aunt Cordelia, who appears and disappears mysteriously.
IMDb   5.1 /10
Metacritic   57 %
TheMovieDb    4.8 /10
Director Jay Craven
Writer Jay Craven
Writer Howard Frank Mosher
Writer Ken Chubb
Release Date
Runtime1h 58min
GenreAction, Adventure, Drama
Content RatingPG-13 (PG-13)
AwardsAwards2 wins
CompanyBorder Run Pictures, Kingdom County Productions, Moody Street Pictures
LanguageEnglish, French
Quebec Bill Bonhommeas Quebec Bill Bonhomme
Wild Bill Bonhommeas Wild Bill Bonhomme
Herny Covilleas Herny Coville
Rat Kinnesonas Rat Kinneson
Cordeliaas Cordelia
Carcajouas Carcajou
Evangeline Bonhommeas Evangeline Bonhomme
Comptonas Compton
Brother St. Hilaireas Brother St. Hilaire
Brother St. Paulas Brother St. Paul
Christy Scott Cashman
Christy Scott Cashman
Yellow Roseas Yellow Rose
Frog Lamundyas Frog Lamundy
Origene LaChanceas Origene LaChance
Andre LaChanceas Andre LaChance
Munson Hicks
Munson Hicks
Sheriffas Sheriff
Ken Winter
Ken Winter
Henchmanas Henchman
Tessa Klein
Tessa Klein
Little Gretchenas Little Gretchen
William Rough
William Rough
Bartenderas Bartender

Disappearances (film)

Disappearances is a 2006 film by director Jay Craven starring Kris Kristofferson.


Quebec Bill Bonhomme is a hardy schemer and dreamer, who, desperate to raise money to preserve his endangered herd through the rapidly approaching winter, resorts to whiskey-smuggling, a traditional family occupation. Quebec Bill takes his son, Wild Bill, on the journey. Travelling with them are Henry Coville, an inscrutable whiskey smuggler, and Rat Kinneson, Quebec Bill's perpetually disconsolate ex-con hired man. Together, they cross the border into vast reaches of Canadian wilderness for an unforgettable four days "full of terror, full of wonder."

The dialogue from the movie was used in the video game Gun for PlayStation 3.


  • Kris Kristofferson as Quebec Bill Bonhomme
  • Geneviève Bujold as Cordelia
  • William Sanderson as Rat Kinneson
  • Charlie McDermott as Wild Bill Bonhomme
  • Gary Farmer as Henry Coville
  • Lothaire Bluteau as Carcajou

External links

  • Disappearances at IMDb
  • DVD Talk review