Movies about detectives and detectives

List of the best movies about detectives and detectives selected by visitors to our site: Intuition, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, The Poison Rose, The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, Murder Mystery, Secret Obsession, City Hunter, Knives Out, Anon, Bent
In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Intuition (2020)
Markimdb: 5.3
CharactersDetectives, Police
PlotInvestigation
StyleNetflix, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

Police officer Pipa works on her first big case while simultaneously investigating her boss, who is suspected of murder. The prequel to "Perdida".

Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:25
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation
StyleFor children, For winter evenings, For a group of friends, By games

In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.

The Poison Rose (2019)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, Italy
Duration02:06
CharactersDetectives, Heroes
PlotInvestigation, Chase
StyleAction, Depressive, Fascinating, For men, Tense, Disturbing

A down-on-his-luck PI is hired by his old flame to investigate a murder. But while the case at first appears routine, it slowly reveals itself to be a complex interwoven web of crimes, suspects and dead bodies.

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:22
CharactersDetectives, Maniacs, Criminals, Serial killers, Gangsters, Mafia, Dogs
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Motorcycles, Funeral, Chase, On real events
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Tense, Fascinating

In Cheonan, a serial murder case takes place, but the case becomes more and more of a mystery. Only Tae-suk, a cop, immediately senses that all the cases are by the same killer and starts investigation. One day, Dong-soo, a gang boss, got attacked by a suspicious man, and Tae-suk realizes that this man is the serial killer, K. Now, Dong-soo becomes the only witness and a survived victim from K.

Murder Mystery (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:43
CharactersDetectives, Billionaires, Family
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Death, Money, Chase
PlaceYachts
StyleFor relax, Netflix, Fascinating

After attending a gathering on a billionaire's yacht during a European vacation, a New York cop and his wife become prime suspects when he's murdered.

Secret Obsession (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersManiacs, Detectives
PlotObsession, Lost memory, Mystery, Investigation, Cheating
StyleNetflix, Tense, Disturbing, Action, Worth watching

Newlywed Jennifer is brutally attacked at a dark rest stop. While healing from her injuries, she can’t recall anything from her past, including the ordeal. Her husband, Russell , is just thankful she’s alive and eager to get her home. As he reintroduces her to their secluded mountain estate, Detective Page pursues Jennifer’s assailant — his own daughter went missing and was never found. The same fate now awaits Jennifer, unless someone realizes that her loving caretaker is actually her captor.

City Hunter (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryFrance
CharactersDetectives, Partners, Tough guys, Psychologists, Surgeons
PlotSoccer, Investigation, Weapon, Adventure, Chase
PlacePrison, Aircraft, France, Hospitals, Moon
StyleLight

Nicky Larson is tasked to recover the perfume of Cupid, a perfume that would make anyone who uses it irresistible.

Knives Out (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersFamily, Writers, Detectives, Maids, Dogs, Lawyers, Old man
PlotInvestigation, Cheating, Intrigue, Chase
PlaceEstate, Mansions
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Atmospheric, For men

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

Anon (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:16
CharactersDetectives, Hackers, Serial killers, Strong women
PlotInvestigation, Technology, Internet
PlaceNight Clubs
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Action, Exciting

Set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland stumbles onto a young woman who appears to have subverted the system and disappeared. She has no identity, no history and no record. Sal realizes it may not be the end of crime but the beginning. Known only as 'The Girl', Sal must find her before he becomes the next victim.

Bent (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrethriller, crime
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersDetectives, Police, Models
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison

On his latest private investigation, a shamed former cop connects a murder case to a government conspiracy involving rogue agents from a top spy agency.

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Hellraiser: Judgment (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersBrothers, Detectives, Maniacs, Demons, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Death
StyleCreepy, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world.

The Happytime Murders (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:02
CharactersDetectives, Partners, Revived toys, Serial killers, FBI
PlotInvestigation, Death, Weapon, Cars

In a world where human beings and puppets live together, when the members of the cast of a children's television show aired during the 1990s begin to get murdered one by one, puppet Phil Philips, a former LAPD detective who fell in disgrace and turned into a private eye, takes on the case at the request of his old boss in order to assist detective Edwards, who was his partner in the past.

Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:08
CharactersGnomes, Detectives, Dogs, Squirrel
PlotInvestigation
PlaceLondon, England
StyleFor children, By comics, Cute

Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renown detective, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

The Purity of Vengeance (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryDenmark, Germany
Duration01:54
CharactersDetectives, Police
PlotInvestigation

Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018. A frightening discovery is made in an old apartment. The subsequent investigation of Department Q members leads them to an infamous institution for girls that was suddenly closed in the early sixties.

Dark Figure of Crime (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:37
CharactersDetectives, Criminals, Police, Serial killers
PlotMystery, Investigation
PlaceKorea, Prison
StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating

Hyeong-min, a prominent police detective, and Tae-oh, a killer who has confessed to multiple murders, maintain a fierce psychological confrontation.

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple (2018)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, cartoon, detective
CountryJapan
Duration01:45
CharactersDetectives, Mafia, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Superpowers, Supernatural, Adventure

Power users around the world are suddenly committing suicide one after another, in all cases after a strange fog appears at the scene. At a request from Ango Sakaguchi, the Armed Detective Agency head out to investigate Tatsuhiko Shibusawa, a power user who calls himself "collector," and a man suspected of being tied to the incident.

Terrified (2018)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror
CountryArgentina
Duration01:24
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural

Police commissioner Funes and three researchers of supernatural phenomena investigate inexplicable events that are occurring in the suburbs of Buenos Aires.

The Emperor of Paris (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, adventure, crime, history
CountryFrance
Duration01:50
CharactersDetectives, Criminals, Killers
PlaceParis, France
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Interesting

Paris, France, early 19th century. The legendary convict François Vidocq lives in disguise trying to escape from a tragic past that torments him. When, after an unfortunate event, he crosses paths with the police chief, he makes a bold decision that will turn the ruthless mastermind of the Parisian underworld against him.

Agatha and the Truth of Murder (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDetectives, Writers
PlotDivorce, Investigation
StyleDisturbing

England, December 1926. Although her personal life is in tatters, the famous writer Agatha Christie decides to leave everything behind to help unravel an unsolved murder committed on a train six years ago, unable to imagine the disproportionate consequences that such a selfless act will cause.

Gemini (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersDetectives, Twins
PlotWeapon
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant travels across Los Angeles to unravel the mystery, she must stay one step ahead of a determined policeman and confront her own understanding of friendship, truth and celebrity.

Nox (2018)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, crime
CountryFrance
CharactersPolice, Detectives, Partners, Mothers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceFrance, Paris

A mother, herself retired from the police, embarks on an underground exploration of Paris to find her daughter, a missing investigator on a mission.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryMalta, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersKillers, Detectives, Dogs, Soldier, Lawyers, Thieves, Cooks
PlotTime travel, Abduction, Investigation, Revenge, Snow, Money, Prison Break, Justice
PlaceTrains, Mountains
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.

The Snowman (2017)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sweden
Duration02:36
CharactersDetectives, Serial killers, Sisters
PlotInvestigation, Snow, Weapon, Divorce, Missing people
PlaceNorway
TimeWinter
StyleUnexpected ending

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.

Jigsaw (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:23
CharactersDetectives, Snipers, Serial killers, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Survival, Abduction, Death, Investigation, Motorcycles, Money, Obsession, Viruses
StyleUnexpected ending

Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.

Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly & Simon (2017)
Markimdb: 5
Genrecomedy, adventure, cartoon
CountryCanada
Duration01:54
CharactersScientists, Friends, Detectives, Yeti, Climbers
PlotTime travel, Mystery, Mystery, Adventure, Expeditions, Chase
PlaceForest, Canada, Mountains
StyleLight

Quebec, 1956. The impulsive and headstrong Nelly Maloye, a novice private eye, joins the methodical and pragmatic Simon Picard, a research scientist in a dubious quest to prove the existence of the elusive Yeti. The brave-hearted heroes come face-to-face with countless dangers during their trek through the heart of the Himalayas.

All the Money in the World (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA, Italy, United Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersMafia, Police, Detectives, Mothers, Billionaires, Old man, Rich
PlotLove, Abduction, Investigation, Blackmail, Death, Money, On real events
PlaceUSA, Italy
TimeNew Year
StyleAction, Heavy, Fascinating

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Hangman (2017)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Police, Friends, Detectives, Journalists, Reporters, Serial killers, Strong women
PlotDeath, Investigation, Motorcycles, Weapon, Funeral, Internet
PlaceUSA, School, Trains

A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children's game, Hangman.

Training Day (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration04:03
CharactersKillers, Friends, Detectives, Fathers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceLos Angeles

Fifteen years after the events of the feature film, Kyle Craig is assigned to go undercover in an elite squad of the LAPD as Detective Frank Rourke’s trainee to spy on him and report on his off-book methods. As Frank starts teaching his principled trainee the way of the streets, they form an uneasy alliance that will change the course of both their lives irrevocably.

Acts of Vengeance (2017)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 5.7)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryBulgaria, USA
Duration01:27
CharactersKillers, Lawyers, Police, Family, Detectives, Dogs, Nurses
PlotInvestigation, Martial Arts, Revenge, Funeral, Justice
PlaceUSA

A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge.

I Can Quit Whenever I Want 2: Masterclass (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryItaly
Duration02:36
CharactersPolice, Scientists, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit
PlaceItaly

Pietro Zinni is asked by the police to revive the old gang to create a task force that will stop the spread of smart drugs.

Get Out (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryJapan, USA
Duration02:43
CharactersPhotographers, Detectives, Dogs, Family
PlotMystery, Survival, Abduction, Slavery
PlaceParty, New York, Estate
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Action, Tense, Disturbing

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Taken (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:10
CharactersDetectives, CIA, Heroes, Fathers
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Exciting

The origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills.

Psych: The Movie (2017)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA

The ambitious friends come together during the holidays after a mystery assailant targets one of their own. A comedic thrill-ride follows, as the wild and unpredictable Psych team pursues the bad guys, justice … and, of course, food!

Midnighters (2017)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersDetectives
PlotMoney, Betrayal
PlaceParty, USA
StyleDisturbing, Gothic

Midnight, New Year’s Eve: when all the hopes of new beginnings come to life – except for Lindsey and Jeff Pittman, whose strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a terrible crime and find themselves entangled in a Hitchcockian web of deceit and madness.

Devil's Gate (2017)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersDetectives, Heroes, FBI
PlotSupernatural, Survival
PlaceCanada, USA
StyleDisturbing, Tense

Set in the small town of Devil's Gate, North Dakota, the film examines the disappearance of a local woman and her young son. Schull plays an FBI agent who helps the local sheriff search for answers. Partnering with a deputy , they track down the missing woman's husband and find that nothing is as it seems.

Goldstone (2016)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, crime
CountryAustralia
Duration01:59
CharactersDetectives, Bikers, Old man
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Funeral
PlaceSmall cities, Australia, Deserts
StyleNoir

GOLDSTONE, the award-winning new feature from Australian auteur Ivan Sen (Mystery Road), is a complex and stylish crime thriller that explores themes of racism, human trafficking, police corruption, corporate malfeasance, and the trampling of indigenous people’s rights. On the trail of a missing person, troubled indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen, Mystery Road) finds himself in the small mining town of Goldstone, where he is arrested for drunk driving by local cop Josh (Alex Russell, CBS’s “S.W.A.T.”). When Jay’s motel room is blasted with gun fire, it becomes clear that something larger is at play. While struggling to overcome their mutual distrust, Jay and Josh uncover a web of crime and corruption, which leads directly to the town’s cold-blooded Mayor (two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook) and its smarmy gold mine director (David Wenham, Lord of the Rings).

Missing You (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:26
CharactersManiacs, Detectives, Fathers, Serial killers
PlotRevenge, Death, Investigation, Freedom, Justice
PlacePrison, Korea
StyleDisturbing, Tense

A girl who lost her father to a serial killer, a detective and a killer are intertwined in a chaotic relationship and are met with an unprecedented series of events.

Space Patrol Luluco (2016)
Mark
Genrefantasy, comedy, cartoon
CountryJapan
CharactersAliens, Detectives

The show takes place in Ogikubo, which is the name of the specially designated area in space in the Milky Way where Earthlings and aliens can live together. Luluco is a female middle school student who lives with her father, and no matter where she is, Luluco is a common, "super normal" girl. As she is living her normal life, one day the mysterious transfer student ΑΩ Nova abruptly appears before her. That meeting will change Luluco's fate.

Stressed to Kill (2016)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Australia
CharactersKillers, Doctors, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceHospitals

After suffering a heart attack, Bill (Bill Oberst) takes his doctor's advice literally to eliminate the stresses from his life. The plan is working until his killings attract the attention of a psychotic cop (Armand Assante) who isn't sure whether he wants to arrest or join him. Complications deepen when it becomes apparent to Bill that the biggest cause of stress in his life might be his wife.

Rush Hour (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration03:11
CharactersPolice, Detectives
PlaceLos Angeles, USA

The series follows Detective Carter, a radical LAPD detective, and Detective Lee, a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong, as they are forced into forming an unlikely partnership

Chance (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersPolice, Doctors, Detectives
PlotDivorce, Cheating, Hatred

San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist Eldon Chance reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.

The Five (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration00:40
CharactersPolice, Friends, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceOffice
StyleDisturbing

When they were twelve years old, Mark, Pru, Danny and Slade were out together in the park. Mark’s five-year-old brother, Jesse, was annoying them. They were mean – told him to get lost. Jesse ran away. He was gone. Never seen again. Twenty years later, Danny – now a detective – learns some shocking news. Jesse’s DNA has been found at a murder scene. He is alive and out there. Somewhere.

Te3n (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia
Duration02:23
CharactersPolice, Detectives, Priests, Surgeons, Criminals
PlaceIndia, China

A grandfather, police officer and a priest join hands to investigate and find a missing child.

Inside or Outside (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, crime
CountryChina
CharactersPolice, Family, Businessmen, Detectives
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Betrayal

Everyone has secrets they keep hidden, even from their loved ones. When Ouquan's wife gives birth to a child, Ouquan is certain the child is not his and suspects his wife of an affair. He discovers the other man is an unjustly imprisoned criminal, who is on the prowl for revenge and will stop at nothing to re-gain what he's lost.

Shades of Blue (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration00:15
CharactersPolice, Detectives, Single mothers, FBI
PlotPower, Betrayal, Undercover
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleTense, Disturbing

Sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest, talented daughter. But when she's trapped by the FBI and forced to inform on her own "brothers," she'll have to walk the fine line between love, loyalty, honor and betrayal, and try to keep it together for her daughter's future.

Phantom Detective (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:01
CharactersDetectives
PlotAbduction, Mystery, Investigation, Rivalry
PlaceKorea
StyleDisturbing, Exciting

HONG Gildong is an infallible private detective with an exceptional memory and quirky personality. While chasing the only target he failed to find, he gets entangled in a much bigger conspiracy than he bargained for.

Killing Fields (2016)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genredocumentary, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersPolice, Detectives
PlotMystery, Investigation

True-crime thriller that follows a team of homicide detectives as they open an 18-year-old cold case that occurred in one of America's notorious body-dumping grounds, the Louisiana swamplands.

The Nice Guys (2016)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:32
CharactersDetectives, Dogs, Lawyers, Strong women, Bodyguards
PlotMystery, Investigation, Dancing, Motorcycles, Money, Justice, Chase, Cars
PlaceUSA, Party, Aircraft
TimeNew Year
StyleTense, Unexpected ending

A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.

The Invisible Guest (2016)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:49
CharactersBusinessmen, Lawyers, Killers, Detectives
PlaceSpain, Court

"The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened in a frenetic race against time.

Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryCanada
CharactersManiacs, Detectives
PlotOn real events, Abduction
PlaceUSA

From the producer behind “Girl in the Box” and “Girl in the Bunker,” comes the disturbing true-story of Lisa McVey, who was abducted in 1984 but later released by her abuser, only to have people question her story

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