The death by vicious beating of an airline supervisor seems to point toward the men she's complained to management for harassment.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (developed by) (as René Balcer) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

On TV

Airs Sat. Oct. 08, 5:00 AM on USA

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Keith Ramsey
...
Walter Tate
Ron Ryan ...
Mr. Sullivan
...
Desmond McCarthy
...
Jenny Sullivan
Lynne Lipton ...
Mrs. Sullivan
...
FBI Agent Lions
...
Louis Pens
John Coughlin ...
Bill Stuart
...
Jack Martinez
...
Sylvia Broderick
Edit

Storyline

The death by vicious beating of an airline supervisor seems to point toward the men she's complained to management for harassment.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 January 2003 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The plot revolves around credit card fraud. Keith Ramsey claims to be a vice president of Trans-Union Airlines. Trans Union is the name of one of the three US credit reporting agencies. See more »

Goofs

A ping pong ball would not fit down the filler neck of a gas tank for any car made before 1973. Before 1973, car gas tanks were wide upon from the filler cap to the tank. After that time the tanks were changed so they wouldn't accommodate the nozzle that was designed to pump regular (leaded) gasoline. The device at the top of the tank allows the unleaded nozzle but is too small for a ping pong ball to pass. To get something that big into a gas tank would take some major work that could not be accomplished in a parking lot. See more »

Quotes

Detective Alexandra Eames: My dad's a cop, when I have a problem he's still the first one I talk to.
See more »

Connections

Remade as Paris Criminal Investigations: Trafics (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not "Liberal Man-Bashing" but based on a true story.
1 June 2009 | by (Freehold, NJ) – See all my reviews

"Baggage" contains an intricate, twisty plot. At first, the victim's murder seems to have been motivated by her filing a sexual harassment suit against her co-workers, until Goren & Eames find that the victim had discovered an identity fraud scheme. But the killer's true motive goes even deeper.

As for claims of "liberal man-bashing", this episode is based on the Susan Taraskiewicz case. Susan was a Northwest Airlines baggage supervisor who kept a diary detailing the sexual harassment she suffered at the hands of coworkers. She was last seen on September 13, 1992 when she left Logan International Airport. Thirty hours later, her body was found inside the trunk of her car outside an auto body shop in Revere, Massachusetts. After an FBI team declared that the murder required two or three people, the investigation focused upon Northwest Airlines workers who had sexually harassed and physically threatened Taraskiewicz, who was a ramp supervisor. The same workers were engaged in a credit card theft ring, and before her death, at least one worker had claimed to others that Taraskiewicz was a snitch. Her murder remains unsolved. It is not "liberal man-bashing", despite what some believe.


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does everyone just pray for it to be a Goren episode or is it just me eddie0408
Goren get to the core through a picture of Latin Am comando opuim_eater
Alicia Witt - why she have to leave ? opuim_eater
Goran & Columbo? rainegrewal
The darkest episode. blunetto
What is your favorite of the 'Goren shows' ?... jennysayquaw
Discuss Baggage (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?