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CSI: Miami (TV Series 2002–2012) Poster

(2002–2012)

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The building used for the CSI headquarters is actually the FAA Credit Union In Hawthorne, CA. The building was also used as the Newport Group's offices in the show The O.C. (2003).
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Of all the actors who have appeared, only David Caruso and Emily Procter have been seen in every segment from the beginning.
Believing that CSI copycat shows were inevitable, CSI producers and CBS agreed to create this spin-off series in the hope of being the first to copy the original CSI series.
David Caruso is right-handed but left eye dominant, evident when he is shooting his pistol.
Food items are frequently used to simulate injuries to corpses (i.e., roast chicken skin is used to simulate burns.)
Sela Ward was offered the role of Megan Donner but turned it down. She later went on to star in CSI: NY (2004).
While all the fly-over shots, skylines and cityscapes really are of Miami, Florida, any beach scenes during the series were filmed at Manhattan Beach, a suburb of Los Angeles.
Don Johnson was considered for Horatio Caine.
Kim Delaney's exit from the show early in the first season was due to a lack of on-screen chemistry between her and David Caruso. The show runners used a so-called "trap-door" plot line, in which her character's letter to Horatio implied that she had returned to work too soon after having witnessed her husband's murder, and was still grieving the loss, therefore was unable to handle the rigors of the job anymore as head of the crime lab and was passing the torch to Horatio.
In season 9, Emily Procter (Calleigh Dusquesne) is pregnant in real life. As a result, they had her behind desks, filmed her from the back and sides and did close ups of her.
While the majority of the techniques and technologies used in the CSI shows are accurate and true to reality, the writers and crew readily admit that they "time cheat". Tests that take seconds in the show often take days or even weeks in real life.
According to a March 2003 article in TV Guide magazine, 'Anthony Zuiker' refused to cast 'David Caruso', because of the actor's reputation for being difficult. However, after seeing Caruso's performance in the movie Proof of Life (2000), CBS president Leslie Moonves convinced him to reconsider.
During the opening credits, the actors' names morph out of equations: - 4y - 1 = 3b(Nh) becomes David Caruso - 3a1 - X = (A9Xy) becomes Emily Procter - 3b + N = 7bn1(6A) becomes Adam Rodriguez - 2b + 4a = (7h)3XyNh becomes Khandi Alexander - A1b + B2c = R4 becomes 'Kim Delaney' - (7b) = 6m + (3h) becomes Jonathan Togo - (3h) + (7b) = 6 becomes Rory Cochrane.
In real life the Miami-Dade Police Department's crime scene processing unit is called the "Crime Scene Investigations Bureau (CSIB)", but unlike the TV show, MDPD's CSIB technicians do not conduct laboratory testing. Miami-Dade Police Department has a separate Bureau that operates the Miami-Dade Crime Lab. Also the CSIB's are not detectives and most present day applicants are surprised to discover that the CSIB's so not perform most of the tasks depicted on the series. E.g. They do not interview suspects, they do not write or execute search warrants, and they do not make arrests. In real life they are directed around the scenes by the detectives and supervisors, not the other way around. Detectives are commissioned police officers (sworn personnel). CSIB's are civilian personnel, not sworn and do not have the same arrest powers as police officers. However they are very skilled technicians, and are a component of the police response to crime.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) star William Petersen was offered the chance to produce this show, but declined.
The series was cancelled on Sunday, May 13, 2012.
To date, is the only CSI series not to have an Academy Award nominee as the leading actor or as regular cast member.
The character of Lieutenant Horatio Caine is loosely based upon LAPD bomb squad technician Detective John Haynes.
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In every scene that includes a shot of street, sidewalk, etc - the street, sidewalk, etc will be wet, giving an appearance that it just rained. It could be to set the mood and imply the humidity of florida (the over exposed exterior shots are to give the visual feel of the heat), common practice to ensure consistency between shots if a rain storm happens to pass through, a way to remove any trace of a reset scene (ie wash fake blood away) or the director just likes the aesthetic.
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Two frequent characters, Calleigh Duquesne and Maxine Valera, have names that closely resemble those of two installations in the Skylark SciFi series by Edward E. Smith.
The design of the autopsy theatre was based on a misremembering of a set from The Andromeda Strain (1971).
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Although some beach scenes may have been shot outside of Southeast Florida, several have been shot in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.
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Although the City of Miami counts 35% of its population as Cuban, Adam Rodriguez is the only cast member to be of Cuban descent (he is 1/4 Cuban).
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Wes Ramsey, who plays Dave Benton from "Divorce Party" (season 7, chapter 17) ahead, had a previous role in "Spring Break" (season 1, chapter 21) like a sexual predator who stalked girls to abuse them.
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The phone number on the MDPD squad cars - (305) 4-POLICE - is the real non-emergency number to the Miami-Dade Police Department.
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S8e20 Backfire: Wolfe and Walter as shifting through debris from the fire looking for the point of origin. The victim's ghost enters the room and Walter asks if anyone else felt a breeze. Wolfe quips "you've been watching too many rob zombie movies". This is a nod to musician who directed s8e16 titled LA.
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Season 5 episode 8 "Darkroom"was personal for Eva LaRue who plays Natalia Boa Vista because her sister Nika LaRue was photographed be serial killer William Richard Bradford. Nika LaRue was offered the role of Anya Boa Vista but turned it down due to the fact that it brought up very painful memories.
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Horatio was named after the Victorian era "rags to riches" novelist Horatio Alger.
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Virtually all of the outdoors scenes are shot in Long Beach, CA. Most are filmed in the Belmont Shore and Naples neighborhoods. The rest are downtown.
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Lt. Caine nicknames Ryan Wolfe as Mr. Wolfe, being the only one of the CSI with this kind of formal treatment. Phonetically, "Mr. Wolfe" sounds exactly as Harvey Keitel's character in Pulp Fiction (1994), who was named as The Wolf or "Mr. Wolf".
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At the conclusion of each case the culprits almost always confess their guilt to investigators that would most assuredly not be the people interviewing them, this helps to wrap up the case in a Scooby Doo like manner for the general viewing public.
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When some of the CSIs makes a test of DNA, fingerprints or something similar, the percentage shown in the screen of the computer to sign to the guilty always is 99.32%.
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