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The Closer 

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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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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 / ... 109 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
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Storyline

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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They'll bring you in. She'll make you talk. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

TNT

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Closer See more »

Filming Locations:

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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The production team has said that the characters wear colors that either complement or contrast with Brenda's outfit in each scene. Those that complement her colors are on her side or will be helpful to the investigation. Those that contrast are her opposition and/or the guilty party. See more »

Quotes

Brenda Leigh Johnson: If you don't mind, Lieutenant, I like to have the answers before I ask questions.
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As a professional woman, I *love* this show
28 December 2005 | by gbaker-7See all my reviews

And as a professional woman, why was I surprised by the nasty comments about the lead character? One poster missed the point entirely when he wrote that all of the detectives working for her submitted their resignations after the first meeting because she was a real bitch. They submitted their requests for transfer BEFORE EVEN MEETING HER. Under the circumstances, her behavior was pretty restrained. How I wish I could think up some of the responses she comes up with -- and had the guts to utter them!

And what's with the comments on her clothing? If Sipowicz had shown up, would you have questioned his credibility as a leader because he doesn't look like he walked off the pages of GQ? Few men in my workplace look like they spend a lot of time thinking about their wardrobe (to their credit, imo); why do you hold women to such a ridiculous standard?

I love the junk food theme. When was the last time you saw a fresh green salad in a police department? Oh to be starving and to see only donuts (forbidden food) lying around!

She's human -- a little bedraggled sometimes, a little neurotic about what she eats, not a paragon of organization... why can't you find that likable? If she were the stereotypical cold blue-suited automaton you seem to expect, you'd hate her even more, wouldn't you?

Wait... maybe all you hostile posters are just constructing an elaborate parody of how some men treat professional women. My bad; you're brilliant!


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