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"CSI: NY" Taxi (2008)

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CSI: NY: Season 4: Episode 20 -- When a man accused of being the "Cabbie Killer" is found dead, Mac and the team must determine if the streets of New York are finally safe.


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Original Air Date:
14 May 2008 (Season 4, Episode 20)
The search continues for the taxicab killer, who has now captured Reed and is using his blog to publicize his next attack. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Christine Moore 
Writing credits
Anthony E. Zuiker (created by) &
Ann Donahue (created by) &
Carol Mendelsohn (created by)

Barbie Kligman (writer) &
John Dove (writer)

Produced by
Rob Bailey .... producer
Wendy Battles .... co-executive producer
Jerry Bruckheimer .... executive producer
Trey Callaway .... producer
Ann Donahue .... executive producer
Geoffrey Hemwall .... producer
Barbie Kligman .... producer
Peter M. Lenkov .... executive producer
Jonathan Littman .... executive producer
Corinne Marrinan .... associate producer
Carol Mendelsohn .... executive producer
Zachary Reiter .... producer
Gary Sinise .... producer
D.J. Summitt .... content producer
Pam Veasey .... executive producer
Vikki Williams .... producer
David Yoneshige .... associate producer
Anthony E. Zuiker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bill Brown 
Cinematography by
Marshall Adams (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Barry B. Leirer 
Casting by
Jennifer Cooper 
Barbara Fiorentino 
Rebecca Mangieri 
Wendy Weidman 
Production Design by
Vaughan Edwards 
Art Direction by
Richard J. Ramirez Jr.  (as Richard Ramirez)
Set Decoration by
Cindy Coburn 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth Palmer 
Makeup Department
Monte Haught .... key hair stylist (as Monte C. Haught)
Glenn Hetrick .... special makeup effects designer and supervisor
Tim Jarvis .... Special makeup Effects Lab Technician (2007-2010)
James MacKinnon .... personal makeup artist
Ken Niederbaumer .... special makeup effects artist
Benjamin Robin .... key makeup artist (as Ben Robin)
Bruce J. Samia .... hair department head (as Bruce Samia)
Perri Sorel .... makeup department head
Production Management
Craig Amendola .... production supervisor (as Craig M. Amendola)
Devon K. Gradek .... post-production supervisor
Richard H. Prince .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Merry Chen .... additional second assistant director
Shawn Dyrdahl .... second assistant director
Francis R. Mahony III .... first assistant director (as Sam Mahony)
Michael Vejar Jr. .... second unit director
Art Department
Allison Barash .... art department coordinator
Jason Zev Cohen .... assistant art director
Steven Fidler .... construction coordinator (as Steve Fidler)
Aaron A. Goffman .... property master: insert unit
Andrew T. Grant .... property master
Leonard Hancock .... assistant property master
Dylan J. Hay-Chapman .... graphic designer (as Dylan J. Hay Chapman)
Sean Langdon .... set dressing gangboss
Lindsay Levitt .... graphic coordinator
Jonathan Mikita .... painting supervisor
Fleur Nooyen .... set buyer
Lisa Puerto .... props p.a.
Patrick Russo .... assistant property master (as Pat Russo)
Steven Seine .... leadman
Kevin E. Vermeersch .... assistant property master
Stephen Sturm .... general forman (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Barbee .... sound effects editor
David W. Barr .... adr mixer
Andy D'Addario .... sound re-recording mixer (as Andrew D'Addario)
Ezra Dweck .... sound re-recording mixer
George Haddad .... supervising sound editor
Walter Hoylman .... production sound mixer (as Walt Hoylman)
Glenn Young .... boom operator
Philip A. Schwartz .... utility sound dayplayer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David P. Kelsey .... special effects supervisor (as David Kelsey)
Visual Effects by
Chris Cruse .... visual effects
Christopher Hagerthy .... visual effects artist
Paul Le Blanc .... computer graphics playback
Bradley Powell .... visual effects supervisor (as Brad Powell)
Jeffrey G. Barnett .... stunts
Lateef Crowder .... stunt performer
Danny Epper .... stunt player
Kanin Howell .... stunts
Norman Howell .... stunt coordinator
Diana R. Lupo .... stunt double: Emmanuelle Vaugier
Ray Siegle .... stunt actor
Sean Taylor .... stunt double: Eddie Cahill
Panuvat Anthony Nanakornpanom .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Bratlien .... set lighting technician
Joe Broderick .... camera operator
Andrew Clarke .... rigging electrician
Beaudine Credle .... assistant camera
Matthew Deetsch .... electrician
David W. Donoho .... key grip
Thomas Enright .... lighting technician
Jake Funk .... grip
Colin Kelly .... second assistant camera: insert unit
Mark Laskowski .... camera operator: "b" camera
Scott M. Leonard .... grip
Rob Nelson .... video supervisor
Kurt Pomerleau .... lighting technician
Jordan Slovin .... film loader
Andrew Smith .... gaffer
Raymond Stella .... director of photography: second unit
Jason Kay .... technocrane operator (uncredited)
Leo Santos .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Matthew Skrobalak .... executive in charge of casting
Annie Muñoz .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lawrence Quon .... key costumer (2005-2013)
Stephanie Siemens .... costume supervisor
Carlie Tracey .... costumer
Editorial Department
Douglas Clark .... assistant editor (as Doug Clark)
Johnny Kirkwood .... final colorist
Music Department
Jason Alexander .... music supervisor
Joshua Winget .... music editor (as Josh Winget)
Transportation Department
Gary Hellerstein .... transportation coordinator
Travis Stake .... transportation captain
Other crew
Kevin Berg .... production executive
Devon Colbert .... production assistant
Jesse Collver .... insert unit coordinator
Chuck Conway .... production coordinator
Andrea D'Alessio .... production assistant
Mark Gerald .... production paramedic supervisor
Bill Haynes .... technical advisor
Justin Healy .... key assistant location manager
Tim Hillman .... location manager (as Timothy Hillman)
Sam Humphrey .... executive story editor
Denise Karey .... script supervisor
Byron Macdonald .... production accountant
Eric Matthews .... assistant: Gary Sinise
Dana Melton .... writers' assistant
Daniel Messler .... payroll accountant
Adrian Morales .... first assistant accountant
Mona Nash .... key assistant location manager
Janey Rockwood .... assistant production coordinator
Janey Rockwood .... production coordinator
Chanel Salzer .... key assistant location manager
Anitra Stevens .... set production assistant
Matt Stewart .... production assistant
Erin Walsh .... assistant: Vikki Williams
Josef Winhoffer .... production assistant
Gina Vreeland .... assistant location manager (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ann Donahue  created by
Carol Mendelsohn  created by
Anthony E. Zuiker  created by

Produced by
Tim Lea .... supervising producer (2006)
Makeup Department
Carey Robertson .... makeup artist (as Carey Martine-Wareham)
Art Department
Denis Cordova .... construction coordinator: permanent sets
Giuseppe Cristiano .... storyboard artist
Greg Gootsan .... property assistant
Mike Peritz .... set dresser
James Stiritz .... construction grip (last season)
Adam Tankell .... graphic designer
Val Wilt .... general foreman
Sound Department
Tim Boot .... ProTools playback mixer
David Diamond .... sound mixer: second unit
Carrie Lisonbee .... assistant sound editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
William Sarokin .... sound mixer: New York
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (various episodes)
Special Effects by
Robert Vazquez .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Kent Demaine .... visual effects designer: main title sequence, Black Box Digital
Danny S. Kim .... creative director
Karin Levinson .... visual effects producer: main title sequence, Black Box Digital
Tefft Smith .... digital artist
Mandy Sorenson .... lead digital compositor
Daniel Arrias .... stunt performer
Eric Coon .... stunts
Sophia Crawford .... stunt double
Debbie Evans .... stunt driver
Mike Gunther .... stunts
Cort Hessler .... stunt coordinator: New York
Michael Hilow .... stunt driver
David Hugghins .... stunt rigger
Juddson Keith Linn .... utility stunts
Carrick O'Quinn .... stunt driver
Carl Paoli .... stunt double: Gary Sinise
Justin Riemer .... stunts
Darlene Ava Williams .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Ross Addiego .... dolly grip
Jason Andrew .... grip
Jason Andrew .... key grip: second unit
Donald M. Angst .... electrician
Brian Bernstein .... additional camera operator
Rob Bruce .... camera operator
J.A. Byerly .... rigging gaffer
Roger Chingirian .... additional rigging electrician
Corey Corona .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Stephen Dickter .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Richard Esquivel .... grip
Robert Hayes .... director of photography: second unit
Sarah L. Hendrick .... camera production assistant
Harry Hope .... key rigging grip
Matt Horochowski .... grip
David Leite .... grip: second unit
Justin M. Lubin .... still photographer
Bob Myers .... grip
Joe Pacella .... additional film loader
Felipe Reinheimer .... assistant camera
Ralph Scherer .... dolly grip
Michael J. Schwartz .... best boy
Darrin Smith .... lamp operator
James Stiritz .... key rigger
Lisbeth Storandt .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Natasha Giraldo .... assistant casting associate
Amanda D. Mahoney .... casting associate
Lindsay Thompson .... casting intern
Jeni Thornell .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Bolger .... set costumer
Brad Holtzman .... costumer
Hannah Libby .... costume assistant
Music Department
Warren Giancaterino .... promo music
Elliott Goldkind .... assistant music editor
Cody Westheimer .... music programmer: percussions
Transportation Department
Beau Reed .... transportation co-captain
Wayne Stone .... transportation captain
Other crew
Joseph Aquino .... location assistant
Lisa Collins .... script supervisor: second unit
Allison Curren .... additional script supervisor
Karly Davis .... production assistant
Kiegan Downs .... set production assistant
Sarah Elizabeth Duran .... production assistant (as Sarah Duran)
Jason Farrar .... assistant location manager: New York
Paul D. Fischer .... script coordinator
Mona Garcea .... production assistant
Wendall Hinkle .... assistant location manager
Jean Hodges .... food stylist
Darren E. Johnson .... production assistant
Blythe Dalton Klippsten .... insert unit coordinator (as Blythe Dalton)
James D. Lee .... location manager
Mark Masliah .... production assistant
David M. McGuire .... location assistant: New York
Lisa McNeil .... additional script supervisor
Ronny Merdinger .... office production assistant
Len Murach .... location manager
John O. Nelson .... stand-in
Rob Nelson .... computer/ video supervisor
Kenyon Noble .... key production assistant
Nicholas Ryan Rumpf .... production assistant
Kim Sartori .... publicist (2006)
Eva M. Schroeder .... key assistant location manager
Maurice Sessoms .... additional production assistant: New York
Rainbow Shalom Hayes .... craft service (as Rainbow-Shalom Johnson)
Tiffany N. Smith .... publicist
Justin Sperandeo .... assistant: Mr. Bruckheimer
Reese St. Amant .... animal trainer (as Charisse St. Amant)
Bjoern C. Stejskal .... production secretary: New York
Kym Stys .... stand-in
Adam Taylor .... assistant accountant: New York
Ajamu Walker .... office production assistant
Christopher H. Warner .... assistant production coordinator
Scott C. Williman .... pre-rig crew
Val Wilt .... general foreman
Terri Yuan .... production assistant
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Additional Details

41 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The title of this episode is reference to the TV show of the same name.See more »
Factual errors: When the detectives see activity on the blog, Lindsay says "I'll create a GUI interface using Visual Basic, see if I can get an IP address." Which sounds very high-tech but is, in fact, complete gibberish. Neither GUIs nor Visual Basic would be much use for tracking down IP addresses.See more »
Detective Mac Taylor:Who's your source Reed? Who told you about the carvings on the neck?
Reed Garrett:I don't know his name.
Detective Mac Taylor:How do you get in touch with him?
Reed Garrett:He contacts me.
Detective Mac Taylor:What's he look like?
Reed Garrett:I can't tell you that.
Detective Mac Taylor:You can, and you will.
Reed Garrett:Look, when i wanted a story, you stayed true to the code of your office, and now, I'm staying true to mine.
Detective Mac Taylor:This is not a game. An innocent man is dead.
Reed Garrett:What are you talking about?
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Boom - The Cabbie Is Caught, 1 December 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The "Cabbie Killer" mystery is finally solved and, I thought, a little too abruptly for all the weeks the writers had put into it. Boom! - as "Danny Messer" likes to say - it was over.....kind of anti-climactic.....especially after the opening few minutes.

That dramatic opening had "Don Flack" (Eddie Cahill) chasing the apparent cab killer down a few blocks on a city street, and a body was dumped out of the cab. Flack chased it on foot, but the driver jumped the curb and escaped eventually on foot.. The abandoned cab provides enough clues to eventually discover who the killer is, and eventually to where he lives.

That being the case, the dead body thrown out of the cab is not the famous "Cabbie Killer" who has been terrorizing the city. In fact, it's learned by halfway in the story that a group of vigilantes had beaten up and killed the guy. They thought he was the killer. It turns out the victim is a cop from New Jersey moonlighting in his cab. Thanks to erroneous info given out by Mac's annoying stepson "Reed," an innocent man is dead.

You know how CSI workers deduce incredible things in a short period that are almost impossible to solve? Well, that is really the case here with Mac, regarding "Reed's" hidden messages on his blogger site, after being kidnapped by the "Cabbie Killer." The climax and explanation of the killer is wrapped up so fast it hardly makes sense, which is no surprise when you're talking about Hollywood and theology, which the writers give us. It's all very lame. That's too bad because the chase scenes and the suspense were very good, leading up to the ending.

On a positive note, it appears "Reed" may have done some growing up and will have a more respectful relationship with "Mac," his sort-of father. (Reed is the son of Mac's ex-wife but not Mac's son.) This episode's main feature was Reed being used by the murder-kidnapper as an outlet to get publicity, or something like that.

Meanwhile, I was surprised nothing was added to the in-house deal with Danny and Lyndsay. I guess they are just going to deal with that situation (romance?) next season.

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