Raines (2007– )
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Police Officer Michael Raines investigates the shooting of a young woman who seems to have been living above her means.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carolyn Crumley
Sally Lance
Harry Tucker
Wendy Tucker
Anthony Merkin (as VJ Foster)
Motel Clerk


Michael Raines uses his imagination to "discuss" the case of a murdered young woman with the victim. She was found shot in the back in a parking lot surrounded by cash. Raines soon discovers the woman was a prostitute, but was using her skills to save money to help her mother start a new life. Among the suspects: her possibly abusive father, a private detective she was working with, a man she was possibly having an affair with, (and his wife). Motives might include blackmail, jealousy, greed, or just a random crime.As well as bouncing his ideas off the dead woman, Raines also discusses his ideas with his former partner, who was shot on duty and is no longer with the police force. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery






Release Date:

15 March 2007 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mykelti Williamson: Detective Bobby 'Fearless' Smith, a role he originated on Boomtown (2002). See more »


Sandy opens the car door to get in with Raines. If she was a figment of his imagination, she couldn't have opened the door. If the car door was really open, someone else would have seen it. See more »


Boyer: [Raines has just given Boyer and Lance a mountain of security camera tapes to review] You picked me to do this because you don't like me.
Raines: No, I picked her to do this 'cuz one day she's gonna be a lead detective. You can go scratch your butt with a rake for all I care. Press play.
Boyer: I'm gonna file a grievance.
Raines: Of course you are. Press play.
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References Boomtown (2002) See more »


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Performed by Linda Ronstadt
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Pilot Episode
11 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I went to Universal Studios two Saturdays ago, and I was fortunate enough to watch this show and paid 15 dollars to do so. Who wouldn't love to see a show with Mr. Jeff Goldblum on it? I loved it. I don't watch Medium nor have I ever seen an episode, but if I did, I suppose I would see similarities between the two. As far as I know, Raines is a bit unique. Jeff Goldblum is detective Raines and every time he is assigned to a case, he sees the victim as a figment of his imagination. The victims talk back to him, but they only know what he knows. And, they will not go away until he solves a case. It's clever, I think. Oh, and the quips are pretty funny.

I think the show will do well.

Jeff Goldblum is amazing. lol.

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