Lilly reopens the 1978 case of Angus, a young boy who was killed soon after a car accident that paralyzed his friend around the time the slasher film Halloween was released.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elena Bistrong - 1978, 2005
Craig - 1978
Angus - 1978
Vicky Leoni - 1978
Vicky McGowan
Ian McGowan
Tony Daly ...
Ian - 1978
Craig - 2005
Jason Arden ...
Young Patrolman - 1995


A woman to ask Lilly to reopen the case of her son, a college student murdered in 1978, after apparently causing car accident that left his crush confined to a wheelchair. It turns out there was more than enough blame to go around, however.

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9 October 2005 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Angus Bistrong was murdered on October 29, 1978. See more »


The flashbacks occur during the 1970s but at 8:14:36, you can see a late model SUV drive past Angus and Vicky while they are sitting in the "beater". See more »


References Halloween (1978) See more »


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The car accident
13 January 2010 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Angus Bistrong's mother Elena comes to the Cold Case unit with a plea to find out about his son's death. Angus was murdered in a style that followed closely to a film, but she was not satisfied with the explanation she got from the original explanation. Now, some twenty seven years later, she reaches out to get the closure she never got.

Angus was responsible for a terrible car accident that left paralyzed a young woman, Vicky Leoni, who had her life destroyed by what appeared a reckless accident. Now, years later, Vicky is wheel chair bound, and married to Ian McGowan, the fireman that saved her life. As it happened, she was at the wrong place, at the wrong time, when Angus offered to give her a ride, but get involved in a horrible accident. Vicky's own boyfriend, Craig, is in possession of a dark secret that will come out as the Cold Case team delves into the past.

Kevin Bray, a frequent director of the series, is in command. The screenplay was written by Andrea Newman. The cast does a good job for Mr. Bray, notably Caryn West, Mimi Kennedy and Jonathan Murphy. Two of the Cold Case team are prominently featured, Thom Barry, and Sarah Brown who have personal issues unresolved.

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