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Without a Trace 

The cases of an FBI unit specializing in missing persons investigations.

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As any detective can tell you, investigating missing property or deaths is comparatively easy compared to elusive missing people. However in New York City, there is a special unit of the FBI that is designed to find them. Using the vast resources of their bureau, the team, lead by Agent Jack Malone, race against time in the tight 72 hour window after a disappearance while hope for a recovery is still typically possible. Written by Kenneth Chisholm ([email protected])

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Trivia

Poppy Montgomery's character, Samantha Spade, is a play on the name of another famous fiction detective: Sam Spade. Sam Spade was created by famed novelist Dashiell Hammett in his book 'The Maltese Falcon' (and has been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart and Ricardo Cortez). See more »

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There are a number of scenes which indicate that the show is actually shot in Los Angeles and not New York, where the show is supposed to take place. There are several supposed one way streets with double yellow lines painted down the middle (which do not exist in New York), large blue street signs (which are used in LA, as opposed to NY, which uses green street signs), and house numbers on each street painted into the sidewalk in front of each house, which is also not done in New York, but instead in Los Angeles. See more »

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Jack Malone: What's going on, Barry? What are you thinking?
Barry Mashburn: Nothing.
Jack Malone: Come on. It's just you and me. Talk to me.
Barry Mashburn: Of all the things that happened... you know what consumes me the most?
Jack Malone: What?
Barry Mashburn: The last time I saw my wife.
Jack Malone: What happened?
[Barry laughs softly]
Barry Mashburn: Nothing. It was nothing special at all.
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Actual missing-person reports are posted at the end of each episode. See more »

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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.44 (2009) See more »

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One of These Mornings
Performed by Moby
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I wish the 5 original players would be reinstated in the future.
22 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

The show is still very good though my friends and I, who watch it together, agree with another viewer that Ms Sanchez ruined an excellent #10 show. There were already two women and a Spanish-American on board, so the show was politically correct and the ensemble fantastic. I never wished anybody (besides Hitler and heads of the soviet Union) to die, but I heartily wish that Ms Sanches' character would be shot for good and the show would return to its previous magnificence. Well, then I could purchase the following seasons' disks as well as those I had without Ms Sanchez' not enjoyable and unwanted presence. Could there be a possible hope in that direction? What a great thing it would be.


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