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.

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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 »

Also Known As:

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

Silas Weir Mitchell auditioned to play Nick Vera. 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 »

Quotes

Scotty Valens: Who's that charmer?
Lilly Rush: A.D.A Kite, he's above cops.
Scotty Valens: Ain't above checking you out.
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Referenced in 21 & Over (2013) See more »

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Nara
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by E.S. Posthumus
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24 August 2004 | by danikka1See all my reviews

I didn't get into Cold Case until half way through the first season but I LOVE it! It has quickly become my first choice when I turn on the TiVo - surpassing all the Law & Orders and Without a Trace..... I found the use of music to bring you back to whatever era the crime was committed to be terribly effective and the last few minutes of each episode are haunting.

My favorite "effect" ( not sure what to call it ) is when they are talking to a family member or suspect currently but briefly flash to what they looked like at the time of the crime - it helps to keep track of all the characters. Lily Rush's acting is, at times, stiff but improves as the series progresses - almost as if she is getting more comfortable with herself......

The episode "Fly Away" was the best. The first scene is a mother and 7 year old daughter crashing thru a high window and landing on the sidewalk - it was so scary and haunting that I couldn't watch it a second time around and I kept thinking about it for days later. ( I do that often with this show - how many times does that happen watching TV these days? )

In short, I think this series is excellent and will continue to watch avidly :)


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