The remains of a small girl are found under a bridge. The story goes back to the 60's and turns out the girl has a twin sister still alive. A sad family story begins to unravel.

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Cindy Mulvaney - 1965
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Nancy Walsh - 2005
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Maura - 2005
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Roger Mulvaney - 1965
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Art Balducci - 2005
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Cindy Balducci - 2005
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Dr. Greggs - 2005
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Maura Mulvaney - 1965
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The remains of a small girl are found under a bridge. The story goes back to the 60's and turns out the girl has a twin sister still alive. A sad family story begins to unravel.

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The Elwood shown in this episode is actually in downtown Detroit. It used to be on the corner of Elizabeth and WOodward, hence the name. It's been moved due to Comerica Park. However, certain TV shows have moved it even further. This episode placed it in Philadelphia while an episode of the remake of "The Untouchables" put it in Chicago. See more »

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When Art was beating Roger in the car park the car behind them had BFGoodrich tires but this model of tire wasn't released until the late '70s or early '80s. See more »

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Cindy Mulvaney - 1965: It's a perfect day - but now we should think about heading back.
Vivian Mulvaney - 1965: But I don't want to go home.
Cindy Mulvaney - 1965: It's getting late, Vivian.
Vivian Mulvaney - 1965: Why can't we just stay here forever?
Cindy Mulvaney - 1965: Okay, close your eyes. Come on. Listen really, really hard. Do you hear the ocean? Now look but don't open your eyes. Can you see it? It'll always be here for you. No one can ever take it away. It will always be right in here.
[taps on Vivian's head]
Cindy Mulvaney - 1965: Forever. Our perfect day.
Vivian Mulvaney - 1965: Forever?
Cindy Mulvaney - 1965: And ever.
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I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland
Performed by The Four Tops
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Have a Kleenex handy for this one.
19 July 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Cold Case" is often a very sad and moving show--and "A Perfect Day" is clearly one of the saddest and most moving. So, my advice is to watch this one but have some Kleenex nearby--you'll likely need them.

The show begins with the discovery of the skeleton of a child--dead 40 some years and at the bottom of the river. Who was the child and how did she die--this is the job of the cold case team. The trail leads to a very sad case from the 1960s involving domestic violence and a mother who is trapped. I'd say more, but don't want to spoil the episode for you.

Overall, this one was very sensitively handled and an emotional show. It is the sort of thing that, when done right, is great because it touches you so much--and the script and acting were tops. Well worth seeing.


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