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The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Matthew Gray Gubler ...  Dr. Spencer Reid 302 episodes, 2005-2018
Kirsten Vangsness ...  Penelope Garcia 300 episodes, 2005-2018
A.J. Cook ...  Jennifer Jareau 281 episodes, 2005-2018
Thomas Gibson ...  Aaron Hotchner 256 episodes, 2005-2016
Joe Mantegna ...  David Rossi 252 episodes, 2007-2018
Shemar Moore ...  Derek Morgan 252 episodes, 2005-2017
Paget Brewster ...  Emily Prentiss 173 episodes, 2006-2018
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Storyline

Based in Quantico, Virginia, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a subsection of the FBI. Called in by local police departments to assist in solving crimes of a serial and/or extremely violent nature where the perpetrator is unknown (referred to by the Unit as the unknown subject or unsub for short), the BAU uses the controversial scientific art of profiling to track and apprehend the unsub. Profiling entails coming up with basic characteristics of the unsub and the victims (referred to as the victimology), using evidence from the case and matching that information to historic precedents and psychological analyses as a means to solve the case. Because of the nature of the work conducted by the BAU - the work being time consuming and psychologically demanding - its members are fiercely loyal to the Unit and to its other members. Also because of the work's overall demanding nature, not many members of the BAU have been able to maintain a happy or stable family life. Written by Huggo

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The way to a criminal is through his mind. See more »


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English

Release Date:

22 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quantico See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

During filming, Paget Brewster would often stash things in her boots, such as her phone, scripts, and cigarettes. See more »

Goofs

Agent Rossi reveals the anniversary of the traumatic death of the parents of the three siblings to be 20 years, but in an earlier episode he says that it was the 21st anniversary. See more »

Quotes

Cheryl Davenport: This job... how do you stomach it?
Elle Greenway: The people I go after are cowards. They often prey upon the weaker members of society, such as women and children. There is nothing I would rather do than put the bastards away.
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Spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011) See more »

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Rating I give Is For 2016-2017
14 February 2017 | by kot426See all my reviews

I have watched this show since day one. I am sorry to say without Hotchner this show is doomed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The woman that is now in charge was so-so as just one of the group but as the boss she is pathetic! The three newest "actors" are really bad. The black woman that used to be Ross' girlfriend on friends is okay, the hispanic guy is mediocre and the latest guy, the MONOTONE black guy is just so horrible, how could anyone have cast him on this show??????? Just listening to his boring voice is enough to put any insomniac to sleep..........

This 12th year should be the downfall of this show. When 2 of the best characters are no longer on the show after such a long run and are replaced by such horrible actors, it is surely doomed. Hotchner was the very best character on this show and without him and the way this show has spiraled into the depths, I think season 12 episode 10 is the final one for me. Goodbye Criminal Minds.


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