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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 »
7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Small Town Girl. Big Time Adventure. See more »


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

At the very start of the film, the camera closes in on a bookcase. All the books on that bookcase are Nancy Drew novels. See more »

Goofs

Nancy loads a VHS tape of "Twilight in China" into the VCR to look for the clue in Dehlia Draycott's movie. The tape is rewound to the beginning when she loads it - yet it immediately jumps to the "Make the dragon bow" scene; which, according to Dehlia's lines, is most likely in the middle or at the end of the movie and nowhere near the beginning. Even if it's a prologue, Nancy still should've had to fast forward through the previews that came before the movie. 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 »

Connections

Version of Nancy Drew (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Creep 'n' Reap
(uncredited)
Music by Henning Lohner
Directors Cuts Production Music
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Good fun, got my daughter wanting read the old series! A win-win!
15 June 2007 | by jwhunt3See all my reviews

I disagree with previous comment about this movie. I think it was cute and fun and it carried a good message for young girls like my daughter. You don't have to dress like a cheap hooker to be cool. You can be smart and pretty and classy all at once.

I think the cast was good and the story was fine for the target audience. All-in-all my wife, daughter (10) and I each thought it was a good movie. I certainly recommend it. It also has encouraged my daughter to start reading the original Nancy Drew mysteries which I am sure she will love much as I loved the Hardy Boys.

It was a struggle to get her to sleep tonight because she wanted to start reading right away. I can't think of a better outcome for that movie than rekindling interest in that classic series.


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