Mystery film is a subgenre of the more general category of crime film and at times the thriller genre. It focuses on the efforts of the detective, private investigator or amateur sleuth to solve the mysterious circumstances of a crime by means of clues, investigation, and clever deduction.
The plot often centers on the deductive ability, prowess, confidence, or diligence of the detective as they attempt to unravel the crime or situation by piecing together clues and circumstances, seeking evidence, interrogating witnesses, and tracking down a criminal.
Suspense is often maintained as an important plot element. This can be done through the use of the soundtrack, camera angles, heavy shadows, and surprising plot twists. Alfred Hitchcock used all of these techniques, but would sometimes allow the audience in on a pending threat then draw out the moment for dramatic effect.
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Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown's (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great
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Two junior high girls who love to check out spiritual places find a tunnel which one of them recognizes from her dreams. They are drawn inside.
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An ex-con who is mentored by Hoffs is suspected of reverting to his old ways of stealing cars. Although Hoffs has her doubts, McCann investigates.
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Hoffs witnesses the drive-by-shooting of a gang member, and she goes undercover in her gang with dual objectives: to find her killer and to take down the leader of an associated gang, who is linked to a large gun-running ring.
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A teacher is beaten to death by a group of extortionists after he starts a boxing club to help other students learn to defend themselves against them. Fuller, who is grieving the loss of a friend who died suddenly of a heart attack, goes in as the teacher
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McCann goes undercover on a high school football team to investigate the death of a player, and he finds that a company has been dumping toxic waste at a site near the school.
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Hoffs is sued for entrapment by a man who she busted for soliciting her while she was undercover as a prostitute. The case becomes personal when the man is represented by the ex-wife of the man Hoffs is dating.
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McCann infiltrates a group of Satanists who have been attacking homeless people while Fuller goes undercover as a homeless man.
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The Jump Street unit investigates a group of kids that has been robbing the homes of elderly people. Meanwhile, Fuller begins dating the mother of one of the suspects.
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A pompous Fed comes to Jump Street and tells Fuller, they're trying to find some a way to have probable cause to search the home and warehouse of a man, they believe is smuggling in drugs. The Fed wants Fuller to send someone to get close to the man's dau
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A news anchor criticizes the police on live TV when they show no results after searching for her missing daughter. The case is reassigned to McCann, who quickly finds the girl, but he also finds more than he bargained for when he discovers that both the g
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Joey kills someone in the line of duty. To help him cope, his psychologist recommends that he enter into an experimental program in which he helps care for a drug-addicted baby.