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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 

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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.
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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
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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 Steve Richer

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Follow the Evidence. Again and Again. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

CBS | CBS - Official CSI Wiki | See more »

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Release Date:

6 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

C.S.I. See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Gil Grissom, and later his replacement D.B. Russell, both have more than passing similarity to Sherlock Holmes. Like Holmes, Grissom is dispassionate with a fierce devotion to logic and little regard for societal norms of behavior; Grissom once smashed mustard jars in a grocery store to illustrate a theory, much as Holmes once practiced spearing a pig in a butchers to determine how strong a man would have to be to transfix a man with a harpoon. Grissom also possess a Moriarty-like nemesis, Paul Millander, whom he pursues in several episodes. Coincidentally, "Paul Millander" has the same initials as "Professor Moriarty." There's also a woman, Lady Heather Kessler, in whom he takes an unusual interest. Their relationship is similar to that of Irene Adler and Holmes. Both Irene and Lady Heather enchant Holmes and Grissom with their beauty, their wit and their resolution. Lady Heather often wears Victorian-style dresses, referencing Holmes's era. Whilst D.B Russell's official character sheet was described as "A west coast Sherlock Holmes who devours crime novels and looks at every crime scene as if it were a story waiting to be told". Both Grissom and Russell work with there CSI Partners Catherine Willows and Julie Finlay, respectively (both the equivalent of John Watson) whilst both working under the Las Vegas Police Department Homicide Captain Jim Brass (the equivalent of Inspector Lestrade). See more »

Goofs

"The CSI Effect": Numerous times, autopsies are conducted by people who were wearing the same clothes they wore in the field. Not only does this promote cross-contamination, but it is also highly unsanitary as well as an OSHA violation. See more »

Quotes

Greg Sanders: I had to send this to an outside lab since we're not equipped to carry out bacterial DNA analysis. Hint, hint.
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ONE OF THE BEST SERIES I'VE EVER SEEN
22 February 2001 | by Gustavo BastosSee all my reviews

Takes another another angle of vision for cops and crime series. Everything is perfect: the choose of the cast, the cast themselves, the stories, etc. Although some can think of gore scenes, the episodes are not so violent as the similar we have usually. A suggestion: it should be a good idea to start to show some aspects of the their personal lives.


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