7.7/10
72,014
237 user 54 critic

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 

Trailer
0:16 | Trailer

Watch Now

on Prime Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL
An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.
Reviews
Popularity
221 ( 8)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



15   14   13   12   11   10   9   8   7   … See all »
2015   2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   … See all »
Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 65 wins & 120 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

CSI: NY (2004–2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

C.S.I. head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper
CSI: Miami (2002–2012)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The cases of the Miami-Dade, Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit.

Stars: David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This third Law and Order series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.

Stars: Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan
Law & Order (1990–2010)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina
NCIS (TV Series 2003)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington, D.C. Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Stars: Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Pauley Perrette
Bones (2005–2017)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin
NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series 2009)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks.

Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa
Criminal Minds (TV Series 2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook
CSI: Immortality (TV Movie 2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An explosion inside a casino brings Catherine Willows back to Las Vegas to investigate. And when the crime is tied to Lady Heather, Gil Grissom is brought back as well to aid the investigation.

Directors: Louis Shaw Milito, Louis Shaw Milito
Stars: Ted Danson, Jorja Fox, Eric Szmanda
CSI: Cyber (2015–2016)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Special agent Avery Ryan works to solve crimes as a CyberPsychologist for the FBI.

Stars: Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Shad Moss
NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A spin-off of NCIS (2003) about the local field office of NCIS that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Special Agent Dwayne Pride's team is at its best.

Stars: Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich
Castle (2009–2016)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
George Eads ...  Nick Stokes 335 episodes, 2000-2015
Eric Szmanda ...  Greg Sanders 333 episodes, 2000-2015
Robert David Hall ...  Al Robbins 328 episodes, 2000-2015
Paul Guilfoyle ...  Jim Brass 317 episodes, 2000-2014
Jorja Fox ...  Sara Sidle 296 episodes, 2000-2015
David Berman ...  David Phillips 288 episodes, 2000-2015
Marg Helgenberger ...  Catherine Willows 265 episodes, 2000-2015
Wallace Langham ...  David Hodges 247 episodes, 2003-2015
William Petersen ...  Gil Grissom 199 episodes, 2000-2015
Gary Dourdan ...  Warrick Brown 185 episodes, 2000-2015
Edit

Storyline

This show follows the nights of the detectives working at the Las Vegas Police Department Crime Scene Investigations bureau. Being the second busiest crime lab in America, CSI officers use the best scientific and technical methods to solve puzzles and catch criminals. Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Theres no such thing as questions, just hidden answers. See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

CBS | CBS - Official CSI Wiki | See more »

Country:

USA | Canada

Release Date:

6 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

C.S.I. See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

William Petersen took a small leave of absence to perform on a Providence, Rhode Island stage during season seven, and the character of Michael Kepler (Liev Schreiber) was created to be a temporary replacement. See more »

Goofs

We see the CSI's constantly ask the detectives working with them to put out APB's (All Points Bulletins) or BOLOs (Be On the Look Out) to bring suspects and witnesses in. When found LVPD just walk up to people and place them in the squad car, taking them to the station for the CSI's to interview even though it's pretty clear they didn't want to come. If there is no probable cause for an arrest or an active arrest warrant, the police can't make you go anywhere against your will. Once in a while, a wealthy or educated person will assert this and ask a lawyer to be present but this is rare. See more »

Quotes

[talking to a suspect about a broken mirror at the crime scene]
Sara Sidle: You know that's seven years bad luck.
Captain Jim Brass: More like seven to ten.
See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK & Ireland's Sky Living, Sky Living HD and Sky Living +1 channels show slightly edited versions of the episodes in their late night-early morning/breakfast time/daytime to remove the more graphic shots, as children may be viewing, as well as certain unsuitable story material for the time slot. Generally, the edits remove certain graphic crime scene/autopsy table/or sometimes dialogue, which are noticeable by strange music score jumps, and badly truncated dialogue pacing. Some entire episodes have been skipped over in these time slots, due to the underlying episode themes. In late 2016, by comparison, the UK & Ireland's "Alibi" channel ran CSI:NY unedited in a late evening time slot. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in CSI: Iowa (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Are You
(uncredited)
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Crime-busting has not been this intriguing in years!
16 October 2002 | by Old JoeSee all my reviews

I am not sure whether TV accurately shows us real life professions or not. One thing I do know, is that when I find a good TV series, I stick with it. I have done precisely that with CSI, although it has taken its time to grow on me. However once it did, I cannot miss a minute of it. Considering that Australian TV has had many 'crime' based TV shows in the past and the present, it is refreshing to watch an American spin on the ‘crime' theme. CSI is now a weekly viewing ritual that I could not imagine being without.

The crime is committed and the scene is set. Then it is time for it to be investigated. This is Crime Scene Investigation (C.S.I.), which is all about a team of Las Vegas Criminalists working the graveyard shift at the Las Vegas Crime Lab. The team is led by veteran Gil Grissom with Catherine Willows, Nick Stokes, Warrick Brown, and Sara Sidle. They are all on the look out for the clues, which could make the difference in their next big case.

Not seeing the first series in its entirety has not hindered my love for this show. In fact it has made me appreciate it all the more. This show is the creation of big-time Hollywood man, Jerry Bruckheimer. But there are other people that deserve praise when it comes to bringing this show to our small screen. All of the directors and producers make this show flow beautifully. Add in the fascinating and interesting stories that have been written make for one terrific show. I especially enjoy how the show has so much packed into each episode. Having two or more cases in every show gives it the perfect feel and pace. I also like how some episodes have all the evidence collected by the certain members of the CSI group, but that it is still not enough to convict anyone (or group) of a crime, whether it be a murder, assault or theft.

Then look at what a great cast has been assembled for this show. I like the people who are all a part of CSI. The main man is Gil Grissom, the boss of CSI. He is portrayed well by William L. Peterson. I like how his character shows how he uses all his past experience to help solve a case. The people under Grissom include Catherine Willows (Marg Helenbeger), Nick Stokes (George Eads), Warrick Brown (Gary Dourdan), and Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox). All these characters are different, challenge each other, in addition to being careful not to get to close to their victims or suspects. I find the way all these people get their job done to be of the utmost professionalism.

If this group were real crime-busting team, I am sure I would like them on my case, whether I was or related to a victim. This show is so good to watch, whether you are in a stressful job or in a family situation, as it is relaxing and educational. I hear that there is a spin off series called ‘CSI Miami'. I am not sure whether this series will be better than its predecessor, but one thing is for sure – I will more than likely giving it a chance to mesmerise me like CSI has. In the TV world being a perpetrator or an accomplice of a crime is not a smart idea, as it is more than likely that one of the gang from the Las Vegas ‘CSI' will be the next knock on your door, and proving that you were part of the crime.


54 of 76 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 237 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed