Monk (2002–2009)
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Mr. Monk and the Big Reward 

Adrian is one of four detectives on the hunt for a priceless diamond that promises a handsome reward for its finder.


Randy Zisk


Andy Breckman (created by), Tom Scharpling | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Shalhoub ... Adrian Monk
Traylor Howard ... Natalie Teeger
Jason Gray-Stanford ... Randall Disher
Ted Levine ... Captain Leland Stottlemeyer
DJ Qualls ... Rufus - Computer Geek
Tyler Mane ... Dirk - Motorcycle Rider
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Gladys Menchen (as Davenia Mcfadden)
Ryan Alosio ... Warren Landis
Jamie Anne Allman ... Jennie Mandeville (as Jamie Brown)
Faran Tahir ... Museum Official
Daniel Browning Smith Daniel Browning Smith ... Danny Chasen
Derrick O'Connor ... Inspector St. Clare
Stanley Kamel ... Dr. Charles Kroger
Carissa Kosta ... Cashier (as Carissa Koutantzis)
James Wing Woo James Wing Woo ... Kwan


Adrian is one of four detectives on the hunt for a priceless diamond that promises a handsome reward for its finder.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

3 February 2006 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The exhibit is called the Cromwell Collection. This could be one of five references to the Star Trek franchise. James Cromwell had a starring role in Star Trek: First Contact (1996) & Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Starship Down (1995). See more »


When declaring a man dead, the character felt for a pulse on a muscle on the side of the man's neck, not on his carotid artery. See more »


Inspector St. Clare: [to Rufus, who has just arrived at the museum] Excuse me! Any suspects, yet?
Rufus: I wouldn't know. I'm just delivering flowers.
Inspector St. Clare: No you're not. You're a private detective, like me.
Rufus: [scoffs] *Me*, a detective? That's uh, very funny by the way. I can't wait to tell the guys...
Inspector St. Clare: Look, you're selling it to me!
[points to the van]
Inspector St. Clare: That sattelite dish on your roof, the number on the side - "555" - obviously a fake. Now conclusion number 1, you're after the Alexander Diamond. Conclusion number 2, you haven't ...
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References Sophie's Choice (1982) See more »


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Written by Randy Newman
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A Very Silly (Too Silly) Episode
13 December 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Mr. Monk, the cheapskate, is broke as usual, negligent is paying Natalie, as usual, reluctant to ask for a raise, as usual, and is solving cases for free, as usual. All of this has Natalie upset, naturally, until she sees that there is a one million dollar reward for anyone who solves the recent heist from a local museum of a diamond worth $20 million.

Monk has competition for the reward money: three goof-ball stereotypes (a retired Scotland Yard man, a nerd-like skinny young guy and a crude Dog-like bounty hunter, complete with pony tail. They follow Monk every step of the way, hoping to cash in on his intelligence, since Monk is the only one figuring things out.

This was a fun episode until the last dozen minutes when it got really silly, too silly, with an unsatisfying ending.

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