Vanished Without a Trace


2h 1993

Brief Synopsis

Based on the true story of school bus driver Ed Ray, who fought to save himself and a group of school children from Chowchilla, California, who were kidnapped and then buried alive while being held for ransom.

Film Details

Also Known As
Buried Alive: The Chowchilla Kidnapping, They've Taken Our Children: The Chowchilla Kidnapping Story, Where Have They Taken Our Children?
Release Date
1993
Production Company
ABC Entertainment Group; CFI Hollywood; Hollywood Rental Company Inc; Horta Editorial & Sound; Panavision, Ltd.; Ryder Sound Services Inc
Location
Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Topeka, Kansas, USA; Horton, Kansas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Based on the true story of school bus driver Ed Ray, who fought to save himself and a group of school children from Chowchilla, California, who were kidnapped and then buried alive while being held for ransom.

Crew

Joe Antczak

Assistant Camera Operator

Jack W Baugh

Book As Source Material ("Why Have They Taken Our Children?")

Robert Eli Bodford

Costume Designer

Mary-jane Buckley

Assistant

Jonathan Carlson

Production Designer

Bernadette Caulfield

Co-Producer

Ruth Morgan Crary

Other

Joshua Michael David

Production Assistant

Susan Degas

Set Decorator

Joe Del Hierro

Associate Producer

Nan Dutton

Casting

Russell Eaton

Assistant Editor

George Edman

Property Master

David Eyre

Screenwriter

Joel Fields

Executive Producer

Tom Finan

Editor

Ronald J. Gilbert

Unit Production Manager

Ronald J. Gilbert

Executive Producer

Doug Gilmore

Key Grip

Robert W Glass

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ardythe Goergens

Co-Producer

Michael Greer

Casting

Geno Hart

Transportation Coordinator

Grover Helsey

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Leonard Hill

Executive Producer

Jolie Anna Jimenez

Costume Designer

Heather Laird

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Stevan Larner

Director Of Photography

Bob Lewis

Assistant Director

Laura Nelson Lombardi

Casting (Kansas)

Rean C Luttrel

Production Assistant

Jefferson Morgan

Book As Source Material ("Why Have They Taken Our Children?")

Helene Nielsen Beal

Assistant

Barbie Palmer

Makeup Artist

Jay Patterson

Sound Mixer

Ron Ramin

Original Music

Richard D Rogers

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Lori Slomka

Music Editor

Michelle Stein

Production Associate

Reinhard Stergar

Hair Stylist

Heather Stewart

Location Manager

Walter Stewart

Gaffer

Mark S Thomas

Script Supervisor

Bob Villar

Assistant Director

Patti Watkins

Production Coordinator

Film Details

Also Known As
Buried Alive: The Chowchilla Kidnapping, They've Taken Our Children: The Chowchilla Kidnapping Story, Where Have They Taken Our Children?
Release Date
1993
Production Company
ABC Entertainment Group; CFI Hollywood; Hollywood Rental Company Inc; Horta Editorial & Sound; Panavision, Ltd.; Ryder Sound Services Inc
Location
Lawrence, Kansas, USA; Topeka, Kansas, USA; Horton, Kansas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States March 1, 1993

Previous title: "Buried Alive: The Chowchilla Kidnapping."

Began shooting in November 1992.

Completed shooting in December 1992.