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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Series cast summary:
...  Lilly Rush 156 episodes, 2003-2010
...  John Stillman 156 episodes, 2003-2010
...  Nick Vera 156 episodes, 2003-2010
...  Will Jeffries 156 episodes, 2003-2010
...  Scotty Valens 151 episodes, 2003-2010
...  Kat Miller 106 episodes, 2005-2010
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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.

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28 September 2003 (USA)  »

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Danny Pino (Scott Valens) also played a cop, Nick Amaro, on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). See more »

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In multiple instances, the squad's detectives employ threats or coercive tactics that would either damage the case or result in possible acquittals. On several occasions the captain (the squad's leader) is involved in these interrogations which would result in his dismissal from his job. See more »

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Nora Lincoln: Mom, leave her alone.
Della Lincoln: The girl needs help.
Nora Lincoln: Daddy?
Derek Lincoln: Don't look at me. I got a daughter who majors in business, a wife who majors in other people's business. Me, I'm just a restaurant owner.
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Referenced in Family Guy: Road to Rupert (2007) See more »

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Nara
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by E.S. Posthumus
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Give these cold ones a warm welcome!
8 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I'm glad I got the opportunity to catch this show. It's no doubt one of the really good shows on TV these days. Cold Case follows homicide detective Lilly Rush of the Philadelphia police as she digs up the "cold cases". Old unsolved crimes.

This is a very well written show. The episodes always has their twist even though the cases, at first sight, might seem pretty much alike. This show captures the individuality of each crime, the persons involved and the surroundings in a very good way. The fact that the crimes have been committed years ago and that everything involved has changed over the time, gives this show something different then every other cop show. It also captures the humanity of both the victims the suspects and the investigators. There are a lot of feeling in it and it often gets rather touching. Some episodes might contain elements from the characters personal life, but this hardly ever a great storyline of it self in single episodes. It just gives the characters a life beyond the job and this is good as it never takes over the episode or is used to cover a bad plot. The show involves several investigators and you get to know them as well. They got lives and personalities too, yet they don't steal the show from Rush, witch in the end is the star of the show.

The cast is great. Kathryn Morris does a great job portraying Rush and the others does a good job as well. The directors does a good job instructing the cast.

The cinematography and lightning of this show is just beautiful. It all looks great. Both scenes from past and present. They have given the show a unique look. A kind of white or blue, cold look. They also manage to capture the unique eras in witch the crime was committed. You know just by looking witch decade we're in. It's the colors, the way they shoot, the quality and the overall look that make this. The art director, production designer, costume etc. deserves credit for this too. Making the sets and such fit the era.

The original music of this show it catching and good. In addition there is a lot of none original music from the year the crimes are committed. This really gives the right feel and easy gives you the idea of witch year we're in. I find the use of non-original music very nice. Including the none original theme song by E.S. Posthumus. It fits like a glove.

Cold Case is a well written, good looking and well made show. Over all I would give this show a 7,5 out of 10 and a warm recommendation.


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