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 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 9)

Jeff Goldblum ... Michael Raines (7 episodes, 2007)

Matt Craven ... Captain Dan Lewis (7 episodes, 2007)

Nicole Sullivan ... Carolyn Crumley (7 episodes, 2007)

Linda Park ... Sally Lance (7 episodes, 2007)

Dov Davidoff ... Remi Boyer (7 episodes, 2007)

Malik Yoba ... Charlie Lincoln (7 episodes, 2007)

Madeleine Stowe ... Dr. Samantha Kohl (6 episodes, 2007)

Series Directed by
Félix Enríquez Alcalá (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Writing credits
Graham Yost (7 episodes, 2007)

Series Produced by
Jennifer Cecil .... consulting producer (6 episodes, 2007)
Taylor Elmore .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2007)
Vanessa Hayes .... associate producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Graham Yost .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2007)
Series Original Music by
Steve Porcaro (7 episodes, 2007)
Series Cinematography by
Lex DuPont (7 episodes, 2007)
Series Film Editing by
Derek Berlatsky (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Casting by
Camille H. Patton (7 episodes, 2007)
Series Production Design by
Gregory Melton (1 episode, 2007)
Series Art Direction by
Alex Hajdu (1 episode, 2007)
Series Set Decoration by
Leslie Morales (7 episodes, 2007)
Series Costume Design by
Giovanna Ottobre-Melton (6 episodes, 2007)
Series Makeup Department
Katherine Rees .... hair department head / key hair stylist (7 episodes, 2007)
Series Production Management
Brian Moraga .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2007)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maria Battle-Campbell .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2007)
Joseph Paul Moore .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2007)
Audrey Clark .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 2007)
Rick Johnson .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2007)
Series Art Department
Russell Stimson .... leadman (7 episodes, 2007)
Jason Wolf .... assistant property master (7 episodes, 2007)
Gary Antista .... property master (6 episodes, 2007)
Eva Firshein .... buyer (6 episodes, 2007)
Ann Harris .... set designer (6 episodes, 2007)
Kathleen Walker .... art department coordinator (6 episodes, 2007)
Michael Leonard .... set dresser (5 episodes, 2007)
Karen Teneyck .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Sound Department
Chris Elam .... sound re-recording mixer (7 episodes, 2007)
Erich Gann .... sound effects editor (7 episodes, 2007)
Rod O'Brien .... supervising sound editor (7 episodes, 2007)
Nate Arrigoni .... assistant sound editor (6 episodes, 2007)
Gabe Caldera .... re-recording mix assistant (6 episodes, 2007)
Tim Cooney .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 2007)
Brian Hackett .... utility sound (4 episodes, 2007)
Sterling Moore .... sound (4 episodes, 2007)
Series Special Effects by
Michael Cook .... special effects (1 episode, 2007)
Darrell Pritchett .... special effects coordinator (1 episode, 2007)
Series Visual Effects by
Jason C. Spratt .... visual effects producer (7 episodes, 2007)
Sean Ware .... visual effects camera operator / visual effects cinematographer (7 episodes, 2007)
Curt Miller .... visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2007)
Darren Frankel .... SVP/GM: Stargate Digital (5 episodes, 2007)
J. David Everhart .... visual effects coordinator (4 episodes, 2007)
Diego Galtieri .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2007)
Ragui Hanna .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2007)
Jon Rhinehardt .... compositor (3 episodes, 2007)
Megan Omi .... digital compositor (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Stunts
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (3 episodes, 2007)
Craig Baxley Jr. .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2007)
Jonathan Erickson Eisley .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 2007)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jesse Bactat .... lighting console programmer (7 episodes, 2007)
Paul Caven .... lighting technician (7 episodes, 2007)
Thomas Enright .... rigger gaffer / best boy electric (7 episodes, 2007)
Jaim O'Neil .... best boy (7 episodes, 2007)
Sergei Sorokin .... key film loader (7 episodes, 2007)
Gene Abel Soto .... best boy grip: second unit (7 episodes, 2007)
Randall Burak .... gaffer (6 episodes, 2007)
Don Burton .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (6 episodes, 2007)
Eric Fletcher .... Steadicam operator / camera operator (6 episodes, 2007)
Keith Ogier .... first assistant camera (6 episodes, 2007)
Ross Addiego .... key rigging grip (5 episodes, 2007)
James 'Keeper' Auld .... grip (5 episodes, 2007)
Daniel Kauahi .... dolly grip (5 episodes, 2007)
Donovan Davis .... dolly grip / grip (4 episodes, 2007)
James Zucal .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2007)

Kelly Price .... grip (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Erica Berger .... casting assistant (7 episodes, 2007)
Adam Hochfeld .... extras casting (7 episodes, 2007)
Sabina Edwards .... extras casting (4 episodes, 2007)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Matthew A. Hoffman .... costumer (7 episodes, 2007)
Bradley Inaba .... set costumer (4 episodes, 2007)
Charlotte Jelinski .... wardrobe supervisor (4 episodes, 2007)
Sharon Lynch .... key costumer (4 episodes, 2007)
Tania Pacheco .... wardrobe production assistant (4 episodes, 2007)
Caroline Patterson .... set costumer (4 episodes, 2007)
Azalia Snail .... costumer (3 episodes, 2007)
Series Editorial Department
Michelle Tesoro .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2007)
Robert Días .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2007)
Kymberly Pereira .... post-production coordinator (4 episodes, 2007)
Series Music Department
Lisa A. Arpino .... music editor (7 episodes, 2007)
Greg Sill .... music supervisor (4 episodes, 2007)
Series Transportation Department
Craig Lietzke .... transportation co-captain (6 episodes, 2007)
Series Other crew
Chris P. Anderson .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2007)
Kevin Dunigan .... technical advisor (7 episodes, 2007)
Rain Kanikula .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2007)
Brian J. McNamara .... titles: locators and end credits (7 episodes, 2007)
Thu Pham .... assistant coordinator (7 episodes, 2007)
Taylor Elmore .... story editor (6 episodes, 2007)
Thomas Farr .... payroll accountant (6 episodes, 2007)
Nicole Giaudrone .... assistant to co-executive producers (6 episodes, 2007)
Sarah Goller .... set production assistant (6 episodes, 2007)
Jeffrey Harris .... second assistant accountant (6 episodes, 2007)
Heath Howard .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2007)
Mary McEwan .... production secretary (6 episodes, 2007)
Mychal Reitman .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2007)
Michelle Rubinstein .... assistant to producers (6 episodes, 2007)
Patience Thoreson .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2007)
Barry Curtis .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2007)
Paul D. Boydston .... location manager (4 episodes, 2007)
Cary Heckman .... assistant location manager (3 episodes, 2007)
Bryan Mueller .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2007)
Peter Sands .... location manager (3 episodes, 2007)
Dawn Socha .... assistant to executive producer (3 episodes, 2007)
Tisha Jefferson .... assistant location manager (2 episodes, 2007)

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45 min (7 episodes)
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Luis Guzmán originally had the role of Charlie Lincoln, but after the pilot was shot, he was replaced by Malik Yoba. NBC then asked that the producers re-shoot the scenes in which he appeared.See more »
Continuity: When the opening sequence begins the keypad on the door of Raines' car is missing but at the end of the sequence it is back on the door.See more »


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41 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Raines: Strokes of Brilliance, 16 March 2007
Author: jpendley from United States

Raines is the most intelligent network television drama to come along in years. It is a drama because the direction of the action is dictated by the character, police detective Michael Raines (Jeff Goldblum). It is intelligent because its producers have had the good sense to put their faith and their money into excellent writers and actors.

The hook in Raines is that this particular cop talks to imaginary characters. But it doesn't take long to figure out that the murdered woman in the premier episode who pops up and asks Raines to find her killer actually represents that part of Raines' mind that seeks the solution to the mystery. She knows no more than he does at any moment in their conversations, and as he queries her, he is actually working out the evidence in his own thinking. When he has questioned a witness, he runs what he has learned by her, and she reacts as his knowledge of her would react. What we as the audience are allowed to witness through this device is the mind of the detective at work as he unravels the mystery. He actually quizzes his best witness, the murder victim, before our eyes. This may not be a stroke of genius, but it is certainly a stroke of brilliance.

At the heart of Raines beats the eccentric brilliance of Jeff Goldblum. I actually approached this first episode with some trepidation, fearing that Goldblum would gum up the works with all sorts of quirky business. He has been known to fidget and squirm to a degree that takes the attention off an otherwise excellent performance. But he actually underplays Raines to marvelous effect. When his characteristic wit does show through, and I mean wit in both senses here, he is both so intelligent and so funny in lightening quick flashes that they are gone as quickly as one notices them. So, in a sometimes passive exterior, we are aware of a formidable, volatile power. And, as if that isn't enough, Goldblum gives us true tenderness at moments in this performance. We simply don't see acting like this on network television often enough to keep track of it.

So we must ask the inevitable questions. Will the public appreciate a television program with the intelligence of Raines? It is slotted against CSI, and that's a tough sell. But the prospect of seeing Jeff Goldblum talking to people who "aren't there" might be a point in its favor with a mass audience. Will the producers of the show continue to invest in scripts as good as the first one? That's anybody's guess. A lot probably depends on reaction to the first episode or two. Here's hoping that Mike Raines lives a long and happy life, talking to himself via his inner cast of characters. Just in case the run of the show is brief, however, catch the brilliance while you can. (If you have an Intel processor, you can download the first episode at the NBC site.)

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