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In this movie, Maggie Lawson plays Nancy Drew. A young woman who has just entered college. While rushing with her friends Bess and George, the star football player, Jesse, goes into a coma.... See full summary »


James Frawley


Mildred Wirt Benson (books) (as Carolyn Keene), Ami Canaan Mann
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Lawson ... Nancy Drew
Jill Ritchie ... Bess
Lauren Birkell ... George
Marieh Delfino ... Teeny
Charlie Finn ... Hank
Heath Freeman ... Det. Patrick Daly
Brian White ... Franklin 'Sweet Money' Roosevelt Sanderson
James Avery ... Prof. Shifflin
Brett Cullen ... Carson Drew
Kevin Tighe ... Coach Jeffries
Sabine Singh ... Allison Price
Dale Midkiff ... Jimbo Mitchell
Jenny O'Hara ... Hannah Green
Nick Stabile ... Ned Nickerson
Hoku ... Bitsy


In this movie, Maggie Lawson plays Nancy Drew. A young woman who has just entered college. While rushing with her friends Bess and George, the star football player, Jesse, goes into a coma. Nancy can sense there is something more to the story, so she starts investigating. In only a short period of time she gets arrested, asked out by a cop, almost expelled and gets one of her friends expelled. But that doesn't stop her from finding out what happened to Jesse. Written by Kate Price!!!

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Release Date:

15 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bancando a Detetive See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Maggie Lawson shares the same birth year as Sarah Shahi , who portrayed Nancy in the 2016 CBS pilot, Drew (2016) . In addition, both actresses also shared the screen together on Psych: Thrill Seekers and Hell Raisers (2010) See more »


Bess: [looks at Nancy while she is pulling out her notebook from her purse and points at her] I know that look. Like in the third grade, I know that look.
George: You snag a scoop?
Nancy: [serious expression as she writes in notebook] More like a bite on one of those tiny plastic spoons... and something tastes funny.
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Just one comment: "Terrible!!"...bad updating of the famous series...
16 December 2002 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Maggie Lawson has all the necessary All-American Girl looks to play the feisty teen-aged sleuth and she's okay in a fast-talking way to be convincing as an investigative detective. But unfortunately, the plot gets bogged down in a lot of petty sorority doings without a hint of mystery showing up until later on--and by that time you don't care.

The Nancy Drew of old is not here--instead we have a brassy, overbearing heroine with a rich girl background and her equally obnoxious teen-age girlfriends all given the latest slang expressions and one-liners in a script that's determined to update the famous series if not improve it. None of the happenings have the sort of mysterious quality called for in the Carolyn Keene mysteries.

Another bad case of "updating" in an attempt to modernize the old-fashioned charm of the original. It rings false from beginning to end.

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