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Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency (2009)

G | | Family | January 2011 (USA)
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13-year-old Sam Steele Jr. forms his own private detective agency to emulate his father, Des Moines detective Sam Steele, and helps track down a jewel thief.


Tom Whitus


Tom Whitus



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Perry ... The Cat
M. Emmet Walsh ... Chief Van Owen
Jacob Hays ... Sam Steele Jr.
Darren Kennedy ... Detective Sam Steele
Katherine McNamara ... Emma Marsh
Jilanne Marie Klaus ... Kathy Steele (as Jilanne Klaus)
Mike Delia Mike Delia ... Detective Artemis Fogle (as Michael A. Delia)
Holly Reimer Holly Reimer ... Lenore Cash
Lee Look Lee Look ... Fireman Dave Marsh
Kerry Scram Kerry Scram ... Casey Marsh
Mik Scriba ... Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Carr
Connor Bredbeck Connor Bredbeck ... Melvin
Sarah Killion Sarah Killion ... Belinda Martin
Tammy Brice ... Ms. Carmichael
Vince Valdez Vince Valdez ... Officer Martinson


Sam Steele Jr. wants to be a detective like his father, so when summer vacation starts he turns his clubhouse into the headquarters for the Junior Detective Agency. When a mysterious burglar known as The Cat rampages through the town, Sam Jr. takes on the case with the help of his friend Emma and her trusty dog. "Jr. Detective Agency" is a fun-filled adventure sure to crack the code to your heart!

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Release Date:

January 2011 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Des Moines, Iowa, USA

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Followed by Sam Steele and the Crystal Chalice (2011) See more »

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Untalented Ripp off
5 May 2012 | by Caveman_otrSee all my reviews

Is it just me?? But this seems to be an untalented rip off of the the Encyclopedia Brown series.. Similar characters, though due to writers limitations, not nearly as good. Even the character relationships tend to be direct rip offs Sam is the junior Detective,, His father happens to be the town detective.. his secretary Lenore is the brawn of the agency.. I think the writers assumed if they went back in time for inspiration, nobody would notice the theft, and their extreme lack of talent..

If your kids are interested in detective stories look up the originals Encyclopedia Brown..

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