Without a Trace (2002–2009)

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The cases of an FBI unit specializing in missing persons investigations.

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 Jack Malone (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
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 Samantha Spade (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
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 Vivian Johnson (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
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 Danny Taylor (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
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 Martin Fitzgerald (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
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 Elena Delgado (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
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As any detective can tell you, investigating missing property or deaths is comparatively easy compared to elusive missing people. However in New York City, there is a special unit of the FBI that is designed to find them. Using the vast resources of their bureau, the team, lead by Agent Jack Malone, race against time in the tight 72 hour window after a disappearance while hope for a recovery is still typically possible. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Poppy Montgomery's character, Samantha Spade, is a play on the name of another famous fiction detective: Sam Spade. Sam Spade was created by famed novelist Dashiell Hammett in his book 'The Maltese Falcon' (and has been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart and Ricardo Cortez). See more »

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In more than one instance, suspects being interviewed with a polygraph answer all the control questions (Is your name John Doe? Are you 39?) truthfully. In reality, a suspect is told to answer all the control questions "yes", whether true or not, to determine the accuracy of the polygraph machine. See more »

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[a suspect is cooperating]
Danny: Hey, Radio, you see how pleasant this whole process can be when you give us what we want?
Radio: Well, since I served my country do I get a letter from the president?
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Actual missing-person reports are posted at the end of each episode. See more »

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Referenced in To kokkino domatio: Kyria Kollia i epistrofi: Part 2 (2008) See more »

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On Second thought
25 May 2008 | by (Topeka,Kansas,USA) – See all my reviews

A little while ago,I'd written a user comment that was faintly praising and perhaps a little more than cruel in dismissing this show as a sort of pedestrian,superficial attempt at sincere drama that is acted well-enough and scripted competently enough to be interesting. After watching more episodes(mostly in re-runs) and getting roundly unsupported by those who bothered an opinion of my review,I decided to do a rewrite.

While I still stick by my assertion that this show isn't quite as innovative or searing as it aspires to be,it's still quite compelling a drama. While the acting varies,from superb and sublime(mostly Anthony LaPaglia as the chief,but Marianne Jean-BAptiste and Poppy Montgomery are good as fellow agents),to completely flat(mostly Roslyn Sanchez,who IS easy on the eyes but not much more),the stories DO draw the viewer in,and the earnest and deliberate means of spelling out the Bureau's investigating a missing case. Good storytelling that is not (ordinarily) as graphic or de-humanizing as a CSI episode,that still handles the subject manner soberly(if sometimes short-sighted),this show may not be my favorite on the telly,but I will watch it if it's on more often than not. That,to me,seems like a more accurate assessment.


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