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CSI: Miami 

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The cases of the Miami-Dade, Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit.
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Series cast summary:
David Caruso ...  Horatio Caine 232 episodes, 2002-2012
Emily Procter ...  Calleigh Duquesne 232 episodes, 2002-2012
Adam Rodriguez ...  Eric Delko 221 episodes, 2002-2012
Rex Linn ...  Frank Tripp 187 episodes, 2003-2012
Jonathan Togo ...  Ryan Wolfe 182 episodes, 2004-2012
Eva LaRue ...  Natalia Boa Vista 153 episodes, 2005-2012
Khandi Alexander ...  Alexx Woods 145 episodes, 2002-2009


Horatio Caine, a former homicide detective, heads a group of investigators who work crimes amid the steamy, tropical surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami. His team includes Calleigh Duquesne, a bilingual Southern beauty with a specialty in ballistics; Tim Speedle, a cocky yet disarming investigator who is well connected on the street, and Eric Delko, an underwater recovery expert who knows all the twists and turns of the Florida waterways. Rounding out the team is Alexx Woods, the no-nonsense, know-it-all coroner. And, after Speedle is killed in Action, Former Patrolman Ryan Wolfe joins the team. Together, these investigators collect and analyze the evidence to solve the crimes and to vindicate those who often cannot speak for themselves -- the victims. Written by Anonymous

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"I'm Horatio Caine, and this much I know. At CSI Miami we never Close." (UK tagline) See more »


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Release Date:

23 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



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16 : 9
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In "CSI: Miami" (2002) {Backfire (#8.20)}, Wolfe and Walter are shifting through debris from the fire, looking for the point of origin. The victim's ghost enters the room, and Walter asks if anyone else felt a breeze. Wolfe quips "you've been watching too many Rob Zombie movies." This is a nod to the musician, who directed CSI: Miami: L.A. (2010). See more »


"The CSI Effect": The investigation team routinely photograph the crime scene before allowing evidence to be touched or moved. Many times, however, a piece of evidence is picked up and handled before being photographed. See more »


Horatio Caine: Tomorrow's what you make of it.
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With the exceptions of Omar Miller, Sofia Milos, Rex Linn, Eva LaRue and Megalyn Echikunwoke all the actors names morph out of equations: * 4y-1=3b[Nh] becomes "David Caruso" * 3a1-X=[A9Xy] becomes "Emily Procter" * [7b]=6m+[3h] becomes "Jonathan Togo" * 3b+N=7bn1[6A] becomes "Adam Rodriguez" * 2b+4a=[7h]3 becomes "Eddie Cibrian" * [3h]+[7b]=6m becomes "Rory Cochrane" * A1b+B2c=R4 becomes "Kim Delaney" * 2b+4a=[7h]3XyNh becomes "Khandi Alexander" See more »


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An expert group of investigators headed by Horatio Caine/David Caruso work their twisted cases in the steamy , tropical Miami
17 November 2016 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This show by creators Ann Donahue , Carol Mendelsohn , Anthony E. Zuiker describes the hard-working assignments carried out by the Miami-Dade , Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit led by Horatio Caine (David Caruso , this role is loosely based upon LAPD bomb squad technician Detective John Haynes) , a former homicide detective who makes friendly connections with his staff . Horatio becomes emotionally involved in cases and often offers pointed quotations to illustrate his reaction . Horatio usually confronts to superior agents of other agencies (FBI, NSA...) whom make a pact with criminals to get their particular benefits . He leads firmly a group of investigators who work crimes amid sunny landscapes , cultural crossroads and surroundings of Miami . His team includes the ballistics expert Calleigh Duquesne (Emily Procter) , Eric Delko (Adam Rodríguez) , Speedle (Rory Cochrane) , Ryan Wolfe (Jonathan Togo) , among others . The expert investigators use the best scientific and technical methods to resolve enigmas , analyze the evidence to resolve the killings and detain delinquents to vindicate justice , utilizing complex analysis and the occasional leap in logic . At the conclusion of each case the culprits almost always confess their guilt to investigators that would most assuredly not be the people interviewing them .

This exciting series formed by 232 episodes packs thrilling reconstructions , a moving atmosphere by means of shaky camera , real investigations , and excellent action scenes in a really dynamic style . Of all the actors who have appeared , only David Caruso and Emily Procter have been seen in every segment from the beginning . The action moments are compactly made and fast moving CSI producers and CBS agreed to create this spin-off series in the hope of being the first to copy the original CSI series . In real life the Miami-Dade Police Department's crime scene processing unit is called the "Crime Scene Investigations Bureau (CSIB)", but technicians do not conduct laboratory testing and Miami-Dade Police Department has a separate ; in addition , the CSIB's so not perform most of the tasks depicted on the series . Bureau that operates the Miami-Dade Crime Lab, also the CSIB's are not detectives . While the majority of the techniques and technologies used in the CSI shows are accurate and true to reality , the writers and crew readily admit that they "time cheat" , tests that take seconds in the show often take days or even weeks in real life . While all the fly-over shots , skylines and city scrapers really are of Miami , Florida , any beach scenes during the series were filmed at Manhattan Beach , a suburb of Los Angeles and the building used for the CSI headquarters is actually the FAA Credit Union In Hawthorne . And several beach scenes have been shot in Miami-Dade , Broward, and Palm Beach counties . In most exterior scenes giving an appearance that it just rained , it could be to set the mood and imply the humidity of Florida .

There are nice actors who play these notorious characters , they are are the followings : 1- CSI Miami is headed by Horatio Caine splendidly performed by David Caruso , he has a long curriculum , as he worked in N.Y. before moving to Miami for years . As a newcomer, he joined the Bomb Squad for a few months , and subsequently to head the CSI team but created a rivalry with Stetler , who was transferred to Internal Affairs . Horatio has a younger brother, who died in active service while under cover in a drug cartel , years later Caine discovered that Ray was alive and working for the Secret Service . The implication of Caine in the cases he investigates and his personal problems often disrupt his job , but he's always in control and taciturn . 2- Calleigh Duquesne is lively performed by Emily Procter , a bilingual Southern beauty with a specialty in ballistics ; she also processes scenes and analyzes cases alongside her colleagues . However , being removed from a case when her father (John Heard) is the prime suspect in a murder , despite her desire to work it . 3- The professional investigator Eric Delko well played by Adam Rodríguez , he is the only cast member to be of Cuban descent . He was an underwater recovery expert who knows all the twists and turns of the Florida waterways , and subsequently hired by Horatio . Delko has visions of Speedle at crime scenes and soon discovers that someone in the department is using his credit card . 4- Rory Cochrane plays pretty well as Tim Speedle , a cocky yet disarming investigator who is well connected on the Street . He feels guilty for the dead cop that he had attempted to protect but could not . Died 2004 , his death was due to poor gun maintenance, he was shot by an assailant after his gun fails to fire , it was after the second time that Speed had a gun that misfired . 5- Alexx Woods , the no-nonsense, know-it-all coroner finely interpreted by Kandi Alexander . She plays a hard-working and intelligent medical examiner rounding out the team and making autopsy to those who often cannot speak for themselves . 6- And , after Speedle is killed in action , former Patrolman Ryan Ryan Wolfe rightly acted by Jonathan Togo joins the team , he is introduced as a cop working who responds to the crime science where he speaks with Horatio Caine in regards to the case . Furthermore , the beautiful Eva LaRue efficiently played Natalia Boa and Rex Linn as Frank Tripp , a tough ex-cop hired by Horatio who has played 187 episodes .

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