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Without A Trace (CBS 2002-2009, Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery)



Without A Trace is a riveting crime drama about the New York Missing Persons Squad of the FBI. The sole responsibility of the special task force is to find missing persons, by applying advanced psychological profiling techniques to peel back the layers of the victims’ lives and trace their whereabouts in an effort to discover whether they have been abducted, been murdered, committed suicide or simply run away.

The team reconstructs a “day of disappearance” timeline that details every minute of the 24 hours prior to the disappearance and digs into every facet of the victim’s life, following one simple rule: learn who the victim is in order to learn where the victim is. Senior agent Jack Malone is a tough, compassionate, seasoned and astute professional that knows too well that every second counts when someone vanishes.

The team includes Samantha Spade, an agent whose blonde good looks belie a tough, complex approach to her work; Vivian Johnson, a no-nonsense investigator with a special insight into victims’ families; Danny Taylor, whose sensitivity is often covered up by his street smarts; the driven Martin Fitzgerald, whose brush with prescription drug addiction revealed a darker side of his straight-laced persona; and Elena Delgado, a resourceful agent who previously worked in the N.Y.P.D.’s Vice unit. As the team members work on varied and complicated cases, details about their own lives continue to unfold.

Without A Trace

Poppy Montgomery as Samantha Spade.

Anthony LaPaglia as Jack Malone
Enrique Murciano as Danny Taylor
Eric Close as Martin Fitzgerald
Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Vivian Johnson
Poppy Montgomery as Samantha Spade
Roselyn Sanchez as Elena Delgado

key behind the scenes crew
Amanda Segel as Co-Producer
Bruce Rasmussen as Co-Executive Producer
Chip Vucelich as Producer
David Amann as Executive Producer
David Nutter as Director of pilot
Greg Walker as Executive Producer
Gwendolyn M. Parker as Co-Executive Producer
Hank Steinberg as Executive Producer
Hank Steinberg as Writer of Pilot
Jan Nash as Executive Producer
Jerry Bruckheimer as Executive Producer
John F. Showalter as Producer
Jonathan Kaplan as Co-Executive Producer
Jonathan Littman as Executive Producer
Nancy Van Doornewaard as Producer
Scott White as Co-Executive Producer

show type
crime drama

broadcast from
9/26/2002 – 5/19/2009
7 seasons with 160 episodes in total.

network and production companies
CBS – CBS Television Studios – Jerry Bruckheimer Television – Warner Bros. Television