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Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency (2009)

G | | Family | January 2011 (USA)
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13-year-old Sam Steele Jr. forms his own private detective agency to emulate his father, Des Moines detective Sam Steele, and helps track down a jewel thief.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Cat
Chief Van Owen
Sam Steele Jr.
Detective Sam Steele
Emma Marsh
Kathy Steele (as Jilanne Klaus)
Mike Delia ...
Detective Artemis Fogle (as Michael A. Delia)
Holly Reimer ...
Lenore Cash
Lee Look ...
Fireman Dave Marsh
Kerry Scram ...
Casey Marsh
Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Carr
Connor Bredbeck ...
Sarah Killion ...
Belinda Martin
Ms. Carmichael
Vince Valdez ...
Officer Martinson


Sam Steele Jr. wants to be a detective like his father, so when summer vacation starts he turns his clubhouse into the headquarters for the Junior Detective Agency. When a mysterious burglar known as The Cat rampages through the town, Sam Jr. takes on the case with the help of his friend Emma and her trusty dog. "Jr. Detective Agency" is a fun-filled adventure sure to crack the code to your heart!

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Kids loved it...but they can overlook brutal acting
22 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

Movie is fun for younger kids. Lots of adventure and mystery. Parents typically end up watching movies with the kids and this one stood out as one of the worst acting performances from most of the characters that we've ever seen. Luckily the kids see past this but I can't help but think the movie would have been so much better if they used real actors. Poor Luke Perry...how his star has diminished. It's almost funny to see him try and do an accent. I don't even think this would warrant being considered a made for TV flick as it's so low budget. Still can't believe we pay for this garbage acting but as long as the kids like it, can't complain too much. Would think kids over 10 would be interested though...a little to simple a story.

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