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Without a Trace 

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

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Hank Steinberg
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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

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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

A few episodes are based on real-life disappearances. 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

[Jack is bargaining with a suspect for the missing boy's location]
Jack Malone: But I tell you what I'm going to do. I'm going to give you fifteen minutes with him, if you tell me where he is.
Graham Spaulding: You'd do that?
Jack Malone: I'll give you fifteen minutes with him... alone. You can do whatever you want.
Graham Spaulding: Fifteen minutes.
Jack Malone: Whatever you want.
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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 »

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OK First Season, Great Second Season and then it's all downhill
7 May 2006 | by goldenhummer78See all my reviews

What a waste! It took the WAT producers a half season until they hit their stride (the pilot was oh-hum but the show showed potential for growth, in particular with its great cast.) The second season was excellent, with better photography and more interesting writing and decent "persoanl arcs" for each character.

I was looking forward to the third season, but then it all collapsed in a second.

The writing went downhill faster than an olympic racer. And of course, to make matter worse, they had to tinker with the cast and add Roselyn Sanchez to make sure that we got how terrible the writing is.

Oh, well. It had one good season...


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