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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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

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English

Release Date:

28 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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Anexihniastes ypotheseis 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

Justin Chambers was originally part of the main cast, appearing in the first 4 episodes of season one before leaving to take a role on Greys Anatomy. Danny Pino was hired several weeks later as Chambers replacement. See more »

Goofs

Frequently, in various episodes, the detectives say that a gun is registered to someone (or that someone has no registered guns, or the like). There is no gun registration in Pennsylvania; it's prohibited by state law. See more »

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Will Jeffries: Who's Fanny?
Lilly Rush: One of the factory girls.
Nick Vera: Do you think she shot her husband?
Lilly Rush: We better find out...
Will Jeffries: I'm going with you. I'd LOVE to meet an 80-year-old who shot a guy...
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.141 (2010) See more »

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Nara
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Canada 7.5, USA 10
20 February 2005 | by skoylesSee all my reviews

First there was "Cold Squad" set in Vancouver masquerading as.... Vancouver! Now while Vancouver is only barely Canadian it was refreshing to see a Canadian-made show set in Canada rather than New York having Vancouver's Coast Range mountains in the background as in one infamous example in a Jackie Chan movie. (I bet all those people in Brooklyn and Harlem enjoy the snow-capped peaks they can see from Manhatten.) "Cold Squad" was a reasonably good police procedural and worth a look.

Then there was "Cold Case" set in Philadelphia masquerading as Philadelphia - or so I think, never having been to Philly. The star was and is most appealing, the soap opera aspects not too overdone, the use of music unsurpassed, and the writing! Perhaps the best written show now on television, writing not merely skillful as in "Law & Order" and "CSI" but filled with compassion, heart, sympathy and simply that most elusive quality of love.

I admit that several of the episodes have so moved that I have found tears in my eyes by the ending. I know it is emotionally manipulative in use of music, plot and scene but it is quite simply superb. This programme, at best, touch the heart.

P.S. Having seen the first show of the new (2005-06) season I must modify my above opinion. This is not, in my opinion, "perhaps the best written show now on television"; this is probably the best written television programme ever.


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