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Ace the Case (2016)

PG-13 | | Family, Mystery | 26 August 2016 (USA)
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When 10-year old Olivia's Mom goes on a business trip for the weekend, she leaves Olivia home alone with her 17-year-old brother Miles in charge. The first night, Olivia falls asleep on the... See full summary »

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Kevin Kaufman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ripley Sobo ... Olivia Haden
Lev Gorn ... The Surgeon
Susan Sarandon ... Detective Dottie Wheel
Marc Menchaca ... Gunner
Aaron Sauter Aaron Sauter ... Miles Haden
Ivana Kane ... Julia Haden
Luca Manganaro ... Stefano
Arturo Castro ... Juan
Luna Tieu ... Mei Wong
Johnny Tran Johnny Tran ... Shan Wong
Ginna Le Vine ... Gena
Thomas Cohen Thomas Cohen ... Detective Regan
Thomas Cohen Thomas Cohen ... Detective Regan
Anthony Wills Jr. ... Rob
Amy Chang ... Ping
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When 10-year old Olivia's Mom goes on a business trip for the weekend, she leaves Olivia home alone with her 17-year-old brother Miles in charge. The first night, Olivia falls asleep on the couch, and wakes up, not realizing how late it is. She walks her dog Charlie without Miles knowing, and witnesses a young woman being kidnapped on the empty New York City streets. Olivia runs home and tells Miles, but he doesn't believe her. The next morning, she explains what happened to local cops, and they don't believe her either! Only a cynical female detective named Dottie (played by Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon) listens to Olivia, but she too is skeptical. Undaunted, Olivia bravely launches her own investigation, putting herself into perilous situations. Her can-do spirit ignites one extraordinary adventure after another. Can she outwit the bad guys and convince her brother and Dottie of the truth in time to save the day?

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Family | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some elements of violence and peril, and brief teen drinking
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Susan Surandon was 69 years old during filming. NYPD has a mandatory retirement age of 63. See more »

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Miles: I'm spooked.
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cheap kiddie movie
8 September 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Olivia Haden's father is run over by a robber and killed. Thirteen months later, Olivia is alone with her older brother Miles as their mother leaves on a business trip. Olivia is walking her dog at 2am when she witnesses her rich neighbor being kidnapped. Her brother dismisses her. The cops don't believe her either. While detective Dottie Wheel (Susan Sarandon) is skeptical, she gives her a card. Olivia investigates on her own.

This is what great actors do in between the good stuff. Not everything can be gold. There's no shame in doing it for the money. It's work. This is a low grade kiddie movie with some rather dangerous crime drama. Little Ripley Sobo reminds me of a child Lindsay Lohan with her red hair and spunky personality. Sarandon is out of place like a World Series MVP playing in a Little Leagues game. They filmed this in NYC and that ground level sense is at least something. This is mostly weak with sad comedic attempts. The other actors are functional to relatively good. The writing is simply weak and this is not good.


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26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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