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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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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Official Sites:

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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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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 »

Goofs

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

Lilly Rush: From 1983.
Nick Vera: An '83 case can wait. Come on, Lilly.
Lilly Rush: No, it can't. It's waited long enough.
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Nara
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I used to like this show
18 January 2007 | by nomad472002See all my reviews

I used to like this show. The juxtaposition of the characters, how they used to look at the time the case occurred, to how they look now, was interesting.

Now, this show seems to have gotten tiresome. The cops go about asking their questions, interspersing them with "Maybe you did ..." as if hurling unveiled accusations is a good investigative technique. One might think that they expect the 'interviewee' to break down and say, "Yes, yes! I did it. Take me in, please..." Real investigators strive to have their interviewees not even be aware that they are a suspect, so that they don't clam up.

Really tiresome.


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