Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency

Synopsis: Sam Steele Jr. wants to be a detective like his father, so when summer vacation starts he turns his clubhouse into the headquarters for the Junior Detective Agency. When a mysterious burglar known as The Cat rampages through the town, Sam Jr. takes on the case with the help of his friend Emma and her trusty dog. "Jr. Detective Agency" is a fun-filled adventure sure to crack the code to your heart!
Genre: Family
Director(s): Tom Whitus
Production: Zin-Graff Motion Pictures
 
IMDB:
4.5
G
Year:
2009
87 min
44 Views


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[projector whirring]

[birds chirping]

[wind chime jingling]

[light clicks]

[crickets chirping]

[soft cryptic orchestral music]

[crickets chirping]

- [exhales sharply]

[engine turning over]

[brassy detective music]

[spirited saxophone music]

[tense orchestral music]

- DES MOINES, IOWA:

THE CAPITAL CITY.

A NICE TOWN WITH HARDWORKING,

LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS.

BUT EVEN THE NICEST TOWNS

HAVE BACK ALLEYS

AND BACK ALLEY TROUBLE.

THAT'S WHERE I COME IN.

I CARRY A BADGE.

IT'S PLASTIC.

[anxious clamorous music]

I'M SAM STEELE JR.,

PRIVATE EYE,

AND RIGHT NOW, TROUBLE IS JUS AROUND THE CORNER.

THAT HERD OF WATER BUFFALO

CHASING ME:

IS BILLY COOK AND HIS GANG.

BILLY'S THE UGLY ONE.

I KNOW, THEY'RE ALL UGLY.

- GET HIM!

- AS SOON AS I CAN BREATHE

AGAIN,

I'M CONTACTING LENORE.

SHE'S MY RECEPTIONIS AT THE JUNIOR DETECTIVE AGENCY.

I'M THE JUNIOR,

AND SHE'S THE ONE WHO MAKES SURE

I STAY OUT OF TROUBLE.

IT'S NOT EASY.

[breathing heavily]

LENORE.

LENORE, CODE 11.

I'M NEAR A DUMPSTER IN AN ALLEY

OFF OF COURT STREET.

- SAM, DARLING, CODE 11

IS AN EMERGENCY PIZZA DELIVERY.

I TRUST YOU MEAN CODE 12?

BILLY COOK IS ABOUT TO STOMP YOU

INTO GROUND CHUCK.

- RIGHT AGAIN, LENORE.

I'LL HAVE THAT TO KEEP ME WARM

IN THE HOSPITAL.

- CODY, GET AWAY

FROM THAT SMELLY THING.

- LENORE?

LENORE?

LENORE, I'M IN HERE.

- I DON'T DO DUMPSTERS.

- I'M FINE.

I'LL BE ALL RIGHT.

[grunting]

OKAY.

OKAY.

AH!

- DON'T TELL ME THIS IS

OUR NEW OFFICE.

- WHAT DID I SAY ABOU BILLY COOK?

- YOU SAID HE WAS A BAD EGG

AND THAT HE'D BE MAD

THAT YOU CAUGHT HIM STEALING

FREDDIE MALONE'S BICYCLE.

- AND?

- YOU SAID WHEN HIS MONTH OF

DETENTION AND GROUNDING WAS UP

THAT HE'D BE COMING AFTER YOU.

- AND WHAT ELSE?

- YOU WANTED ME TO REMIND YOU

THAT THE MONTH WAS UP.

- AND WHAT DID YOU DO?

- OH, I SEE.

YOU WANTED ME TO TELL YOU

BEFORE THE MONTH WAS UP.

- [sighs]

YOU'RE THE LIMIT, LENORE.

- OH, AND IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE

AN APPOINTMENT IN HALF AN HOUR.

BETTER GET HOME TO WASH OFF

THE STENCH OF HUMILIATION.

- [sighs]

DAMES--JUST WHEN YOU THINK

YOU'VE GOT 'EM FIGURED OUT,

THEY LET YOU TAKE A DUMPSTER

DIVE IN YOUR GOOD SHOES.

[melancholy trumpet music]

- DETECTIVES STEELE AND FOGLE,

CHIEF VAN OWEN NEEDS TO SEE YOU

RIGHT AWAY.

- 10-4.

- HEY, SAM, AIN'T THAT YOUR KID?

WHAT'S HE DOING DOWNTOWN?

- I DON'T KNOW.

- WHAT'S WITH THE FEDORA

AND THE TRENCH COAT, MAN?

- HELLO, SIR.

WHAT BRINGS YOU DOWNTOWN?

- I WORK HERE.

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

- WHOA, SAM.

YOU ARE SMELLING RIPE.

WHAT, YOU BEEN GOING TO SCHOOL

IN A GARBAGE TRUCK, SON?

- NO, DETECTIVE FOGLE.

IT'S SUMMER VACATION.

- MM.

- LOOK, SON, I KNOW YOU LIKE

PLAYING PRIVATE DETECTIVE...

- I'M NOT PLAYING, SIR.

- NEVERTHELESS, YOU SHOULDN'T BE

COMING ALL THE WAY DOWNTOWN.

YOUR MOTHER WOULD BE

WORRIED SICK.

- SIR, I'M ON A CASE.

- DOWNTOWN

IS OUT OF YOUR JURISDICTION.

THAT'S AN ORDER.

NOW, LET'S GET YOU HOME.

- HEY, SAM,

YOU RIDE IN THE BACK.

TAKE THAT STINK WITH YOU,

ALL RIGHT?

[enigmatic accordion music]

- WELCOME TO MICHE.

RIGHT THIS WAY.

- [French accent] AH, MERCI.

THANK YOU.

- WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE

THE WINE LIST?

- UH, NO, BUT COULD YOU HAVE

THE WAITER BRING ME

SOME SPARKLING WATER,

NO ICE?

- OF COURSE.

UM, IF YOU DON'T MIND ME ASKING,

YOU'RE NOT FROM AROUND HERE,

ARE YOU?

- NO, NO, I AM FROM LYON.

IT IS FRANCE.

- WHAT BRINGS YOU TO DES MOINES?

- A SMALL COMMUTER PLANE

FROM CHICAGO.

NO, I TEASE.

I'M ON A SIGHTSEEING TOUR

OF YOUR COUNTRY,

AND DES MOINES, IT'S AN AMERICAN

CITY WITH FRENCH HISTORY.

- I KNOW, WE STUDIED THA IN HIGH SCHOOL.

DES MOINES IS ACTUALLY FRENCH

FOR THE--

- UH!

LITERALLY THE TRANSLATION MEANS

"OF THE MONKS."

ORIGINALLY IT WAS

RIVIERE DES MOINES.

- OF COURSE.

I'LL GET YOUR WAITER.

- AH, IT'S BEEN TWO WEEKS

SINCE THE LAST ROBBERY.

MAYBE WE'VE GOTTEN RID OF

THE CAT FOR GOOD IN DES MOINES.

- I CERTAINLY HOPE SO.

THE MUSEUM WON'T BE THE SAME

WITHOUT ITS REMBRANDT.

AND I'M STILL UPSET ABOUT THA FIRST ROBBERY.

A DIAMOND NECKLACE STOLEN

RIGHT OUT OF VANMEETER ESTATE?

NO ONE IS SAFE.

- SPARKLING WATER, SIR.

- I HAVE ASKED FOR NO ICE.

IS THIS TOO DIFFICUL TO UNDERSTAND, HUH?

- NO ICE.

YES, SIR.

- DON'T FORGET:

STAY IN YOUR JURISDICTION.

- AND TAKE A BATH.

- I HESITATED TO TELL MY FATHER

THAT PRIVATE DETECTIVES

DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM

WITH JURISDICTION.

HE WORKS FOR THE MAN,

SO HE WOULDN'T KNOW THAT.

- VANGUARD MUSEUM.

- AH, HERE WE GO AGAIN.

[tires squeal]

- I ALSO FAILED TO MENTION

THAT DETECTIVE FOGLE

DIDN'T SMELL LIKE A DOZEN ROSES

EITHER.

- SAMUEL VERNON STEELE JR.,

OUT OF THOSE FILTHY CLOTHES

AND INTO A HOT BATH NOW.

- MOM, PLEASE,

I'M WITH A CLIENT RIGHT NOW.

CAN'T I DO THAT FIRST?

- OH, YOU SMELL LIKE A GOAT.

AND YOUR SHOES ARE RUINED.

- MOM, PLEASE.

I DON'T HAVE THAT MANY CLIENTS

RIGHT NOW.

- WELL, IF POOR LENORE

CAN STAND IT, GO AHEAD.

BUT AS SOON AS YOU'RE FINISHED

PLAYING DETECTIVE,

IT'S BATH TIME.

AND LEAVE THOSE FILTHY CLOTHES

OUTSIDE.

- THAT POOR DELUDED WOMAN.

SHE'S CONVINCED HERSELF

THAT MY JOB IS A GAME.

I GUESS SHE DOES IT TO AVOID

THINKING ABOUT THE DANGER.

- AND THEN HE FELL

OUT OF THE DUMPSTER,

RIGHT ONTO THE...

RIGHT ON TIME, SAM.

YOUR 3:
00'S WAITING FOR YOU.

THAT IS IF YOUR MOMMY WILL LE YOU SEE HIM BEFORE BATH TIME.

- THANK YOU, LENORE.

- WHAT'S THAT SMELL?

- [sighs]

IT'S A LITTLE AROMA

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