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:
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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Hope lives...because the evidence never dies. See more »


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USA

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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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Due to the use of contemporary music in each episode, none of the seasons are available on DVD because of music licensing issues. See more »

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Throughout the series the detectives interview people years (sometimes decades) after the crime takes place, and yet they all seem to remember it like it was yesterday and are able to give accurate detailed descriptions to the police. See more »

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Lilly Rush: She miscarried in September of '85 and gave birth in October of '86. She had to have gotten pregnant again fast.
Nick Vera: According to the way Silver described her, that would have taken all of an hour.
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Nara
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Give these cold ones a warm welcome!
8 September 2005 | by StibbertSee 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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