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In this movie, Maggie Lawson plays Nancy Drew. A young woman who has just entered college. While rushing with her friends Bess and George, the star football player, Jesse, goes into a coma.... See full summary »


James Frawley


Mildred Wirt Benson (books) (as Carolyn Keene), Ami Canaan Mann
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Maggie Lawson ... Nancy Drew
Jill Ritchie ... Bess
Lauren Birkell ... George
Marieh Delfino ... Teeny
Charlie Finn ... Hank
Heath Freeman ... Det. Patrick Daly
Brian White ... Franklin 'Sweet Money' Roosevelt Sanderson
James Avery ... Prof. Shifflin
Brett Cullen ... Carson Drew
Kevin Tighe ... Coach Jeffries
Sabine Singh ... Allison Price
Dale Midkiff ... Jimbo Mitchell
Jenny O'Hara ... Hannah Green
Nick Stabile ... Ned Nickerson
Hoku ... Bitsy


In this movie, Maggie Lawson plays Nancy Drew. A young woman who has just entered college. While rushing with her friends Bess and George, the star football player, Jesse, goes into a coma. Nancy can sense there is something more to the story, so she starts investigating. In only a short period of time she gets arrested, asked out by a cop, almost expelled and gets one of her friends expelled. But that doesn't stop her from finding out what happened to Jesse. Written by Kate Price!!!

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Release Date:

15 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bancando a Detetive See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Maggie Lawson shares the same birth year as Sarah Shahi , who portrayed Nancy in the 2016 CBS pilot, Drew (2016) . In addition, both actresses also shared the screen together on Psych: Thrill Seekers and Hell Raisers (2010) See more »


Nancy: [on cell phone] What? You definitely know there's a God 'cause why?
Bess: Because at this very moment I am a girl on a raft in a sea of male cuteness. Remember all those years in high school when I was like, "Where are all the cute boys?" They were here Nancy, at River Heights University, all along. Cute football boys, cute skater boys, even cute computer geek boys! I feel like that "Crocodile Hunter" guy. I have found the sacred watering hole of the gorgeous male. I swear, if I'd known, I would have ...
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Version of Nancy Drew (1995) See more »


Written by Dolores O'Riordan
Performed by The Cranberries
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Couldn't Have Captured Nancy Drew Any Better
4 March 2008 | by pinkxcoutureeSee all my reviews

"Nancy Drew" was the most accurate portrayal of Nancy Drew I have ever seen. Though it was set in modern times instead of the 50s like the book series, the storyline was incredible and the mystery suspenseful. Maggie Lawson was the perfect Nancy Drew, capturing the beloved heroine's thirst for mystery and her confidence, glamour, and intelligence. Nancy Drew's father was protective and loving. Bess and George were played perfectly, and the invented characters were a nice edition to the story. Unlike the Nancy Drew movie that stars Emma Roberts as a brunette (Hair color is usually not important, but Nancy Drew is an icon), fidgety Nany Drew, this movie showed who Nancy Drew really was, blonde hair and all, and was incredible for a TV movie. Nancy Drew's first year of college is one that I will not soon forget.

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