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Nancy Drew (2007)

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Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star.

Director:

Andrew Fleming

Writers:

Andrew Fleming (screenplay), Tiffany Paulsen (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma Roberts ... Nancy Drew
Craig Gellis ... Thug
Rich Cooper Rich Cooper ... Charlie
Max Thieriot ... Ned Nickerson
Amy Bruckner ... Bess
Kay Panabaker ... Georgie
Cliff Bemis ... Chief McGinnis
Tate Donovan ... Carson Drew
David Doty David Doty ... Father Murray
Laura Harring ... Dehlia Draycott (as Laura Elena Harring)
Pat Carroll ... Landlady
Monica Parker ... Hannah
Caroline Aaron ... Barbara Barbara
Marshall Bell ... John Leshing
Daniella Monet ... Inga Veinshtein
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Storyline

Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles California. Nancy booked an abandoned house for them to stay in hiding the mystery of a movie star's murder from her father as a promise that she would stay out of trouble and be normal. Fitting into high school as a normal teen turns out to be harder than it sounds, for Nancy Drew. She soon befriends a younger boy and determines that the sleuthing world is where she belongs. While snooping through the attic, she finds a letter from the Hollywood star, Dehlia Draycott, written to someone named 'Z'. This leads Nancy on a wild goose chase as she comes to find out that Dehlia has a secret daughter, her daughter is to inherit everything and someone killed Dehlia because they were written out of the will. Written by Chefeetaboopers

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence, thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nancy Drew: The Mystery in Hollywood Hills See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,832,318, 17 June 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,612,520, 30 August 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,666,930
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nancy's car is a Nash Metropolitan. Although designed by Nash for the U.S. market, manufacture was contracted out to the Austin Motor Company, who built all of them at their Longbridge, Birmingham, England plant, and exported them to the U.S. See more »

Goofs

When Nancy, Ned and Corky peer into the newly discovered secret passage from the attic, a spotlight is visible hanging behind them. It is also included in the ink drawing of that shot in the credits. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Thug: Who are you?
Nancy Drew: Hello. I'm Nancy Drew. It's nice to meet you. May I ask who you are?
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Crazy Credits

During the opening sequence, the camera pans through shelves holding actual Nancy Drew books. See more »


Soundtracks

Under Suspicion
(uncredited)
Music by Paul Lawler
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Sweet as a Chocolate Sunday and Just as Tasty
19 June 2007 | by jayraskin1See all my reviews

I'm a 53 year-old college professor. I went with my wife and 12 year old daughter. We all enjoyed the movie. The film is original, witty, fast-paced and totally charming. The plot was easy enough for a 10 year old to follow, but twisty enough to keep an adult interested. I thought Emma Roberts did a superb job and the rest of the cast was just fine. My only criticism is that the Los Angeles sets were not as interesting as they should have been. They were functional, but nothing stood out. On the other hand, make-up, costume, lighting, cinematography, editing and directing were excellent. Altogether, I thought it was a totally enjoyable experience. I am disappointed that the professional critics (almost all adult males) savagely attacked the film. Apparently, they have something against films that portray strong, intelligent and independent young women. Their writings reveal more about their own sexist natures than anything about this wonderful family film. I recommend it strongly to every child and every parent.


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