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Ace the Case (2016)

PG-13 | | Family, Mystery | 26 August 2016 (USA)
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After being left at home when her mother goes on a business trip, a young girl witnesses a woman being kidnapped. With the help of a veteran New York detective, she undauntedly attempts to solve the kidnapping - no matter what it takes.

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Kevin Kaufman

Writer:

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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Trivia

Susan Surandon was 69 years old during filming. NYPD has a mandatory retirement age of 63. See more »

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(around 3 min.) The white van gets chased away by a cop car, where the boom mic and the camera crew's reflection in its windows. See more »

Quotes

Miles: I'm spooked.
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Pleasantly surprised
30 August 2016 | by harrisong-17612See all my reviews

I'd seen a lot of ads for this film on social media and thought I would give it a try. I mean you can't go wrong with Susan Sarandon. The beginning of the film was a bit disjointed, but 10 minutes in I was hooked! Is it getting an Oscar nomination? Probably not, but it's a cute film that I know my little cousins will love. They love Matilda the Musical so I think they will be excited to see Ripley Sobo as Olivia the detective!

As a big brother to a much younger sister, It was interesting seeing how this dynamic played on screen. My sister is 6 years younger than me and growing up we had very little in common. Aaron Sauter does an excellent job of playing the uninterested and annoyed older brother. It reminds me of Home Alone and Harriet the Spy from when I was a kid.


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Release Date:

26 August 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Kaufman Films See more »
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