Cold Case: Season 2, Episode 3

Daniela (17 Oct. 2004)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Lilly and Scotty are confronted by a battered woman whose pervert husband filmed a super 8 snuff film back in 1979 of a young girl presumably being shot.



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The case begins when an abused wife alleges that her husband killed a girl in 1979 and produces a supposed snuff reel showing him possibly committing the crime. The team reopens the assumed murder investigation where an unnamed girl's blood splattered clothes were discovered in a trash can, but no body was ever retrieved. Written by Nicolettea

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17 October 2004 (USA)  »

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Edwin Castillo [a.k.a. Daniela] was murdered on May 12, 1979. See more »


Scotty says that the film John and Chris shot of Daniela in 1979 was an 8MM film, and indeed, it is a black and white 8MM film. But in the flashback, when John and Chris are filming the snuff reel, they are using a super 8 camera to film it. Super 8 is different than 8MM film and the two are not compatible with one another. See more »


Pops 1979: [shocked] What the hell? That's a guy? That thing is a GUY? You did it with a man, Christopher?
Chris 1979: What?
Pops 1979: With a faggot?
Chris 1979: Don't say that!
Pops 1979: Tell me what you did with that thing! Tell me!
Daniela: Tell him, Chris!
Pops 1979: Tell me!
Chris 1979: I... I didn't do nothin'... I didn't do anything with him.
Pops 1979: [Grabs Chris' arm] come on, let's go home.
[glares at Daniela]
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References 8MM (1999) See more »


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Hauntingly powerful and thought provoking.
22 March 2014 | by (Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

If you collect television crime drama episodes this one is for you! A must have. One of the most powerfully moving and thought provoking stories and dramas I have yet seen in a cop drama. Haunts even to this day in 2014. It will cause you emotions, thought provoking and re-examination of them as relating to topic of the main character Daniela a trans gender. Very realistic superb acting, setting and mood. It grips your attention from the beginning and doesn't let you go during the emotional roller coaster ride until the very end and leaves you haunted for years to come. Of all the Cold Case episodes ever produced this one is by far the very best. A must have to any collection pertaining the crime dramas.

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