Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.

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James Duff
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Series cast summary:
Kyra Sedgwick ...  Brenda Leigh Johnson 109 episodes, 2005-2012
J.K. Simmons ...  Will Pope 109 episodes, 2005-2012
Corey Reynolds ...  David Gabriel 109 episodes, 2005-2012
Robert Gossett ...  Russell Taylor 109 episodes, 2005-2012
G.W. Bailey ...  Louie Provenza 109 episodes, 2005-2012
Jon Tenney ...  Fritz Howard 109 episodes, 2005-2012
Phillip P. Keene ...  Buzz Watson / ... 108 episodes, 2005-2012
Tony Denison ...  Andy Flynn 108 episodes, 2005-2012
Michael Paul Chan ...  Mike Tao 107 episodes, 2005-2012
Raymond Cruz ...  Julio Sanchez 105 episodes, 2005-2012
Gina Ravera ...  Irene Daniels 44 episodes, 2005-2009
Jonathan Del Arco ...  Dr. Fernando Morales 39 episodes, 2007-2012
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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson, formerly Atlanta police officer and CIA-trained interrogator, is given the opportunity to run her own division of elite officers of the Los Angeles Police Department. Her unusual procedure for obtaining confessions, blatant disregard for politics, and southern accent make her a marked woman. However, with all the bluster and bravado, she still maintains her title, The Closer. Written by Willie Nelson Crane Jr

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Confess. You're hooked. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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In the first and last episodes of this show, Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) says the line, "It looks like love." See more »

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Brenda Leigh Johnson: We are running him down the flagpole and that's all that there is to it. If you want to examine the body, you may do so after I'm done.
[Albert's body comes crashing through the window]
Brenda Leigh Johnson: I'm done.
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Referenced in Parks and Recreation: Moving Up: Part 2 (2014) See more »

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2005's Newest and BEST drama
21 July 2005 | by MacLovesMoonSee all my reviews

Sure, this could fall into the category with the other Law and Orders and CSI's but something about this show really stands out probably because its aired on TNT and you'd expect there to be some cheesy movie of the week quality about it. Like Law and Order the show puts more focus on the cases themselves rather than the personal lives of the characters, but The Closer opens the door a little more. Kyra is really what draws in people to this show, it's something about her character's charm despite the fact the character is from the often ridiculed south. The writers were also keen to make Brenda Johnson a real person, not some super-hero who always wins and always knows the every move of the bad guy; sometimes Brenda makes mistakes and pays for them and sometimes she is insecure about her looks or being freshly relocated to the big city of Los Angelos. The show just started this summer and I wish it the best of luck, I hope it can become as acclaimed as all the other crime dramas we've got on the airwaves today


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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The Closer See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital (season 1)| Dolby Digital (seasons 2-7)

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1.78 : 1
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