The cases of a police unit specializing in revisiting old criminal files whose investigations have been inconclusive.
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Series cast summary:
 Sgt. Ali McCormick (98 episodes, 1998-2005)
 Insp. Andrew Pawlachuk (68 episodes, 1999-2005)
 Detective Mickey Kollander (59 episodes, 1999-2003)
 Det. Nicco Sevallis / ... (58 episodes, 1999-2003)
 Christine Wren (57 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Sam Fisher (52 episodes, 1998-2001)
 Det. Len Harper / ... (41 episodes, 2001-2005)


Cold Squad is a one hour police crime-drama made in Vancouver about a team of Vancouver police officers in charge of investigating and solving cases that have been in the "cold" file for a while, which basically means the police gave up on them because there were no leads. Written by person1

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23 January 1998 (Canada)  »

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The show had a complete cast overhaul for the third season, keeping only one of the characters, Sgt. Ali McCormick (Julie Stewart), from the previous two seasons. In fact, Stewart is the only cast member to appear in all the episodes of all seven seasons. See more »


Spoofed in Corner Gas: Grad '68 (2004) See more »

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The West Coast Edge
5 July 2002 | by (Toronto, ON) – See all my reviews

Miami Vice, move over. Way over! Cold Squad encompasses the drug trade, prostitution, murder, child sex abuse and political corruption. All this is investigated with cold leads that are years, sometimes decades, old.

Ali McCormick (Julie Stewart) is among toughest of cops portrayed on North American TV screens and she leads a team of cops who investigate the grittiest of crimes in the Greater Vancouver area. As a cop with an erratic schedule, Ali decides to become a Big Sister to a pre-teen girl and then develops feelings for the father of the girl. This makes her work/home life more complicated.

The complexities of being a cop on Cold Squad are further complicated by the personalities and talents of other members of the team. There is the ambitious office assistant, Christine Wren, (Joely Collins) who embarrasses superiors with her correctness and knowledge, a former undercover RCMP officer Nicco Sevallis, (Gregory Calpakis), who mixes up his alliances, the hardworking, but not very careful Mickey Kollander (Tamara Craig Thomas) and the right-wing Christian fundamentalist, Len Harper, (Matthew Bennett) who listens genuinely well before making his thoughts known to Ali.

Stewart, who has played motherly and romantic roles in the past, can glory in her success as one of the most watched hard-edged lead roles on TV today as she enters another "seasoned" season.

If her performance and scope continue, in few short years she will take her place alongside actors like Helen Mirren. Go for it, Julie!

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