Ace Wonder: Message from a Dead Man

Synopsis: Ace Wonder is a 10-year-old detective, struggling to find a storyline for his latest novel. When his path tangles with Derek Morton, a simple family mystery becomes a very real case of corporate espionage, scientific discovery, and one coldblooded killer.
95 min


Thank you.

I'll think it over.


I think your dad would have

liked it this way.

Howdy, folks. Get y'all

something to drink before you order?

Mr. DeWitt, how well

did you know Grandpa?

I guess I knew him about

as well as anybody could.


Maybe you can help me.

On the day of the funeral,

I found this.

Grandpa used to set up treasure

hunts all the time.

Well, this is the kind

of thing he would do.

He always thought

of himself as mysterious.

Derek, your granddad

was a good man.

He was, but he wasn't

always stable.

I don't believe that.

I don't know what was

meant by that note...

but I think it's just as

well it was written in code.

Keep in touch, Jim.

And let me know what you decide.

Look, if that note wasn't

important, Grandpa wouldn't have wanted me to have it.

Derek, drop it.


Wait a second,

what do you want to eat?

Oh, um, ooh, do they have

those little curly fries?

No, they don't.

Oh, uh, whatever Jack's

having will be fine.




Sir? Sir, I was wondering,

my friend may have come--

Buzz off.

Certainly, I was just wondering,

I'm looking for my friend, and if he came this way--

Hey! I said leave me alone.


Note that sleeping

strangers don't prove to be very helpful.

Hey, kid, that's a nice toy

you got there.

How about you give it to me

and I'll tell you where your friend ran off to?

That's okay,

I think I'll find him.

I don't think you understand.

You see, this is my home.

You walk here, you pay rent.

Come here.

BUM (O.S.):

All right, come here.

Let me see.

Looks nice.

I need that for my work.

Very fancy.

I order you in the name

of justice. Give it back!

All right, that's enough.

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John Robert Moore

John Robert Moore (1890–1973) was an American biographer and bibliographer of Daniel Defoe. more…

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