Nancy Drew (2002 film)
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|Based on||Nancy Drew
by Carolyn Keene
|Written by||Ami Canaan Mann|
|Directed by||James Frawley|
|Theme music composer||Richard Marvin|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Lawrence Bender
James Frawley (co-executive producer)
Ami Canaan Mann (co-producer)
|Running time||87 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Touchstone Television
Bender Brown Productions
|Distributor||Disney-ABC Domestic Television|
|Original release||December 15, 2002|
Nancy Drew is a television film directed by James Frawley and written by Ami Canaan Mann. It stars Maggie Lawson as teen sleuth Nancy Drew, who heads off to college and finds yet another mystery to solve. The film first aired on December 15, 2002, on ABC.
Nancy Drew begins college with her two best friends, Bess Marvin and George Fayne, at River Heights University. After the star football player goes into a coma, Nancy investigates, finding a campus-wide conspiracy and a fraternity's drug use.
- Maggie Lawson as Nancy Drew
- Jill Ritchie as Bess Marvin
- Lauren Birkell as George Fayne
- Marieh Delfino as Christina "Teeny" Timkins
- Brett Cullen as Carson Drew
- Charlie Finn as Hank Luckman
- James Avery as Prof. Duke Shifflin
- Heath Freeman as Det. Patrick Daly
- Jenny O'Hara as Hannah Gruen
- Kevin Tighe as Coach Jeffries
- Brian White as Franklin "Sweet Money" Sanderson
- Sabine Singh as Allison Price
- Dale Midkiff as Jimbo Mitchell
- Hoku as Bitsy
- Joanna Canton as Sue
- Michelle Morgan as Jaclyn Calberson
- Nick Stabile as Ned Nickerson
Production on the pilot began in March 2002 in Los Angeles. ABC decided not to include it on the fall 2002 schedule, so they aired it as a part of The Wonderful World of Walt Disney in order to see how it would do for a possible mid-season replacement. However, despite ordering extra scripts, ABC decided in January 2003 to not pick it up. Had the series been picked up, it would have been the second Nancy Drew series to air on ABC. It was also dedicated to the original author of the Nancy Drew books, Mildred Wirt Benson (who had died in May 2002).
The songs "Analyze" (by The Cranberries), "Fade Into You" (by Mazzy Starr), and "I Tried to Rock You But You Only Roll" (by Leona Naess) were used.
Originally scheduled to air Sunday, October 20, 2002, the film was aired on ABC on Sunday, December 15, 2002, as a part of The Wonderful World of Disney. It was watched by 7.5 million people, placing in third for its time slot.
Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film no review, although the audience gives the film mixed reviews. Laura Fries, of Variety, states, "Nancy Drew is off her game. The plucky heroine from the books of Mildred Wirt Benson, aka Caroline Keene, just doesn't have the same relevance she once did, and while ABC's updated version for the Wonderful World of Disney is a slick, earnest effort, it's way out of place."
Despite mixed reviews, Nancy Drew was nominated for a 2003 Prism Award under the category "Movie or Miniseries for Television."
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