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Cold Case 

The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases", older crimes that have never been solved.

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Meredith Stiehm
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kathryn Morris ...  Lilly Rush 156 episodes, 2003-2010
John Finn ...  John Stillman 156 episodes, 2003-2010
Jeremy Ratchford ...  Nick Vera 156 episodes, 2003-2010
Thom Barry ...  Will Jeffries 156 episodes, 2003-2010
Danny Pino ...  Scotty Valens 151 episodes, 2003-2010
Tracie Thoms ...  Kat Miller 106 episodes, 2005-2010
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Storyline

Lilly Rush is a Philadelphia police detective working for the department's homicide squad and being assigned "cold cases": crimes that were committed many years before and have not been solved. Lilly must try to re-think the crime scenes and interview other people involved with the victims to find a link to solving the cases. Written by ahmetkozan

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Better late than never. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

CBS | CBS Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Songs played in each episode generally come from the year the crime took place, with some notable exceptions where the soundtrack features a particular artist or theme, instead of a year: Season six, episode eleven, "Wings" featured the music of Frank Sinatra. The season five opener "Thrill Kill" features only Nirvana tracks. Season four featured episodes containing the music of U2 and Bob Dylan. Season three featured episodes containing the music of John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen, as well as episode eighteen, "Willkommen", which featured music from "Cabaret". Season two had an exclusively Johnny Cash themed episode, as well as episode twenty-one, "Creatures of the Night", which was set around The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) theatrical phenomenon, and features music from the film soundtrack. See more »

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Multiple cases are shown to have occurred involving juvenile killers. These cases would likely be adjudicated quickly and the defendant being briefly jailed or even released as such cases are difficult to try and mature adults can not be held in juvenile facilities. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: And you know what, I want you to drop my dad's case.
Lilly Rush: When I'm so close to the truth? Not a chance.
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Never ceases to amaze me
4 January 2004 | by Dani-62See all my reviews

"Cold Case" features fictional cases that have been unsolved for years. The stories are touching, even though we know these situations are not real. The show never ceases to amaze me and touch me in ways most television shows cannot. Somehow it seeps under your skin because you know thousands of people in the real world live with the things that go on in the episodes. Kathryn Morris gives a stellar performance each week and always has the audience rooting for her to kick some butt. The editing is unique, as well, and I think the strongest tactic the show uses is how they always wrap up the case and the episode by arresting the person as they are now, but never failing to cut to show what they would look like if they had gotten arrested when they first committed the crime. The victim almost always appears vindicated at the end. This of course works best when they go back to cases some ten or more years earlier. This is a new show, and it has certainly broken out of the mold. It is not just another formulaic crime drama. The fact that each episode is about the individual case and not the saga of the detectives makes it easy to tune it at any time and get heavily involved. CBS has done it again - their demographic is no longer just middle aged middle class individuals. With shows like this they are proving they can reach a wider, savvier audience. Jerry Bruckheimer is back on top to stay,


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