Without a Trace (2002–2009)

TV Series  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 13,211 users  
Reviews: 76 user | 12 critic

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

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 15 Jan 2012
 
a list of 27 titles
created 30 Nov 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 14 Jan 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Without a Trace" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Without a Trace (2002–2009)

Without a Trace (2002–2009) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Without a Trace.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2009   2008   2007   2006   … See all »
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 17 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cold Case (2003–2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases" -- older crimes that have never been solved.

Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn
Unforgettable (TV Series 2011)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Carrie Wells, a former NY Police detective, has a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She rejoins the force and uses her ability to solve crimes.

Stars: Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh, Jane Curtin
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The third "Law and Order" series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.

Stars: Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan
Law & Order (1990–2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads
Numb3rs (2005–2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Working for the FBI, a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes.

Stars: Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch
CSI: NY (2004–2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A spinoff of Crime Scene Investigations set in New York City.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This film, centering on a child's abduction, casts Kate Nelligan as the distraught mother who lashes out at the police (in the person of a relentless detective played by Judd Hirsch), who ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley R. Jaffe
Stars: Kate Nelligan, Judd Hirsch, David Dukes
CSI: Miami (2002–2012)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The cases of the Miami-Dade, Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit.

Stars: David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T
Criminal Minds (TV Series 2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The cases of the BAU an elite group of profilers that analyze the nation's most dangerous criminal minds in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson
Medium (2005–2011)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Suburban mom Alison Dubois attempts to balance family life with solving mysteries using her special gift. The dead send her visions of their deaths or other crimes while she sleeps.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Jack Malone (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
...
 Samantha Spade (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
...
 Vivian Johnson (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
...
 Danny Taylor (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
...
 Martin Fitzgerald (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
...
 Elena Delgado (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
Edit

Storyline

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)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vanished  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jack Malone: Five a.m. Danny's up early.
Samantha: That's assuming he went to bed.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Amongst the opening credits, for a brief moment the words "Amber Alert" are flashed on the screen. The Amber Alert system was formally inaugurated in the state of California, July 31, 2002. It drew both national and international recognition in its success in aiding authorities in their search for abducted children. In less than one year, the California Amber Alert system has been credited with aiding in the rescue of over a dozen children. The intial system was formulated in Texas in 1996, and is named after 9-year-old Amber Hagerman who was kidnapped and murdered. As of April 10, 2003 a bill creating a national Amber Alert system has passed in the House of Representitives, and unanimously approved in the Senate. "Without A Trace" (2002) aired its first episode shortly after a summer littered with nationally covered child kidnappings including the famous Elizabeth Smart abduction. The show aired Elizabeth's profile following its November 21, 2002 episode, In Extrimis. All Profiles are chosen by the FBI, not the show's producers. See more »

Connections

Referenced in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Who and What (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

One (Is The Loneliest Number)
Performed by The Tao of Groove
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Contrarian viewpoint
15 February 2004 | by (WA, USA) – See all my reviews

I find this show engaging enough to watch fairly regularly but have to disagree with all the glowing reviews that have been posted. The plot lines are often simplistic and sensationalist and the long music-driven "emotional" scenes are pandering and boring. The characters are one dimensional and any "development" seems forced. I feel like Lenny on Law & Order is my good buddy even though that show hardly has any character development, whereas the WAT characters seem more like bullet points--"the wise, good hearted leader with family problems", "the tough blonde going through an emotional crisis", etc. The show is okay but it's really a slick presentation of something that could use a few more IQ points.


85 of 121 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does LaPaglia's 'accent' drive anyone else crazy? MoonWolf99
Wow, did Martin and Viv get short shrift or what? MadamFleur
Why are only the first 2 seasons out on DVD? GreenLanternGirl
UK viewer brown_eyed_girl28
Help me with the name of an episode? Stovepipe99
Please HELP!! song from specific episode leonessity
Discuss Without a Trace (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page