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Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
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An African-American man is hired to find a woman, and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal. (102 mins.)
Director: Carl Franklin
“ Mysteries, predelictions. "When you walk out your front door in the morning, you're already mixed up in something, Ezekiel Rawlings." ” - richardmears
 
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The Drowning Pool (1975)
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A big-city private detective travels to the Deep South to help out an old girlfriend who is worried that her husband will find out that she is cheating on him. (108 mins.)
“ Harper. ” - richardmears
 
3.
The Two Jakes (1990)
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The sequel to Chinatown finds J.J. "Jake" Gittes investigating adultery and murder, and the money that comes from oil. (137 mins.)
Director: Jack Nicholson
“ Nicholson directs Jake Gittes. ” - richardmears
 
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Veronica Mars (2004 TV Series)
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After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune. (44 mins.)
“ Leading private eye in Neptune. ” - richardmears
 
5.
Eyes (2005 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
“ Find dirt, apply pressure. Private Investigations. Intriguing.

"If they steal $100 from you, call the police. If they steal $100,000 from you call the FBI. If they steal millions, call Judd Risk Management!" ” - richardmears
 
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008 TV Series)
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A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana. (60 mins.)
“ Beautiful stories about beautiful people in a beautiful land. ” - richardmears
 
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Human Target (2010 TV Series)
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An unique bodyguard protects his clients by secretly infiltrating their lives in order to draw out and eliminate threats. (60 mins.)
“ Christopher Chance teams with a detective and a computer nerd to investigate and eliminate threats. Quite exciting, surprisingly well done. ” - richardmears
 
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Terriers (2010 TV Series)
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Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. (45 mins.)
“ An ex-cop and ex-criminal provide investigative services. ” - richardmears
 
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Gone Baby Gone (2007)
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Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. (114 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
“ When the police are unable to make any progress solving a little girl's kidnapping, her aunt hires two private detectives who are not cops, and who know the neighborhood. ” - richardmears
 
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Chinatown (1974)
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A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. (130 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
“ J.J.Gittes is hired by someone impersonating Mrs. Mulray, and when Mulray is found murdered, he is in the middle of a web involving murder, incest, and corruption that somehow relates to the illegal diversion of the city's water supply. ” - richardmears