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Nancy Drew (2007)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Family  |  15 June 2007 (USA)
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Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Doty ...
Dehlia Draycott (as Laura Elena Harring)
Barbara Barbara
Marshall Bell ...


Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles California. Nancy booked an abandoned house for them to stay in hiding the mystery of a movie star's murder from her father as a promise that she would stay out of trouble and be normal. Fitting into high school as a normal teen turns out to be harder than it sounds, for Nancy Drew. She soon befriends a younger boy and determines that the sleuthing world is where she belongs. While snooping through the attic, she finds a letter from the Hollywood star, Dehlia Draycott, written to someone named 'Z'. This leads Nancy on a wild goose chase as she comes to find out that Dehlia has a secret daughter, her daughter is to inherit everything and someone killed Dehlia because they were written out of the will. Written by Chefeetaboopers

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence, thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 June 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nancy Drew: The Mystery in Hollywood Hills  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,832,318 (USA) (15 June 2007)


£803,109 (UK) (16 November 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Many of the threats in the movie are similar to the threats in some of the original books. For example, the bomb that was placed in Nancy's car, and Nancy and Corky nearly getting run over, and also the threatening phone call. The drawings at the end credits are also similar to the illustrations in the original books. See more »


When Inga shoves some of the cupcake on Corky, you can see that the cupcake has been untouched. See more »


[first lines]
Thug: Who are you?
Nancy Drew: Hello. I'm Nancy Drew. It's nice to meet you. May I ask who you are?
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Crazy Credits

During the opening sequence, the camera pans through shelves holding actual Nancy Drew books. See more »


References Frankenstein (1931) See more »


Unnatural Causes
Music by Randy Miller
Megatrax Music
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User Reviews

Surprisingly fun
15 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a 16 year old teenager who took my 10 year old sister to Nancy Drew this morning. She's been bored sitting around the house all summer, so my mom suggested I go with her to see the first showing. I took her, not expecting much, thinking I could just sit back and not care what was going on. I've never read the Nancy Drew books, but my younger sister has and plays the computer games. She absolutely LOVED it, and I was surprised with myself when I found that I was paying attention, enjoying the movie.

The plot is a bit weak, but functional. The characters are fun to watch, especially the Californians. I thought some of her methods were a bit far-fetched (I found myself thinking-- What teenage girl carries that around with her 24/7?), but then again, it is a creation of Hollywood. It's not Oscar quality at all, but it's a fun one just to kick back and enjoy.

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