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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 »

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Vanished See more »

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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 »

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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 »

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[Once again, on the phone with Barry]
Jack Malone: Yeah?
Barry Mashburn: Okay, look... We need a doctor.
Jack Malone: What for?
Barry Mashburn: Somebody got shot.
Jack Malone: Who?
Barry Mashburn: Samantha.
[Martin lets out a breath]
Jack Malone: How bad is it?
Barry Mashburn: It-it was an accident.
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Flawed, But Better Than I Figured
27 January 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

If this hadn't been on sale for an extremely low price, I would never have seen it, which would have been my loss. This was good. Interesting stories, usually well-told and a cast of likable "good guys."

This show, which follows the number one-rated CSI show that precedes it on Thursday nights, is another Jerry Bruckmeier production and it shows. That means it will be stylishly shot, interesting, have a 40-ish male in the lead who is calm, have a racially diverse young crowd of people working for him, corny (expect a song the last two minutes with some corny ending), and a little bit of Liberal preaching here and there. All of that seems to add up to a hit show.

The best episodes in this first year came in the first half of the season, so it got viewers hooked. Straight, interesting crime stories. Then the PC baloney began to slowly infiltrate the stories along with some melodrama about the characters' personal lives. Who cares? Just give us the crime stories. Overall, I am not complaining. It was good first year and I enjoyed every episode except the last two-hour special which was nothing but a man sobbing and whining about his dead wife for most of the show.

Of the supporting cast, I liked Enrique Murciano the best with the boss, Anthony LaPaglia, a close second. Poppy (nice name) Montgomery was easy on the eyes but I didn't care for her attitude.

Finally, where is the second season on DVD? What's the delay?


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