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Without a Trace 

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

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Anthony LaPaglia ...  Jack Malone 160 episodes, 2002-2009
Poppy Montgomery ...  Samantha Spade 160 episodes, 2002-2009
Enrique Murciano ...  Danny Taylor 160 episodes, 2002-2009
Eric Close ...  Martin Fitzgerald 160 episodes, 2002-2009
Marianne Jean-Baptiste ...  Vivian Johnson 160 episodes, 2002-2009
Roselyn Sanchez ...  Elena Delgado 88 episodes, 2005-2009
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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)

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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vanished See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby

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16 : 9
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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

There are a number of scenes which indicate that the show is actually shot in Los Angeles and not New York, where the show is supposed to take place. There are several supposed one way streets with double yellow lines painted down the middle (which do not exist in New York), large blue street signs (which are used in LA, as opposed to NY, which uses green street signs), and house numbers on each street painted into the sidewalk in front of each house, which is also not done in New York, but instead in Los Angeles. See more »

Quotes

[about missing fiancée]
Samantha: So, she's on her way back right now and start her new life?
Martin: Yeah.
Samantha: I'd hold off buying a wedding present.
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Crazy Credits

Actual missing-person reports are posted at the end of each episode. See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: I Take Thee, Quagmire (2006) See more »

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Fade Into You
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Another CSI disguised
18 February 2005 | by jeffberg79See all my reviews

Whereas CSI is about a crime scene unit team, Without A Trace involves missing persons and the FBI. Otherwise, it's nothing more than another CSI spin off. = "CSI: Without A Trace". People tend to disagree but they fail to see CSI: Without A Trace for what it is, Bruckheimer TV.

CSI deals with a crime scene to solve a murder or two while CSI: Without A Trace backtracks a person or person(s) last steps at a "crime scene" of sorts to find this person. Both shows genres deal with lengthy interviews with suspects or witnesses and the hunt for forensic evidence. Flashback scenes are used in both series and are filmed under similar sequences. At the end of an episode, a small snippet involves the personal lives of the crime-solving team.


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