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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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

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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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Color

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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

Sgt. David Gabriel: You brought your cat to a crime scene?
Brenda Leigh Johnson: It's not my cat, it just lives with me and eats at my house.
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Engaging Excellent Entertainment
29 August 2007 | by Kennedy63See all my reviews

After watching every episode of "The Closer" up to the current one (final episode Sept. 2007), I feel it's time for me to commend every aspect of this series about an elite homicide squad.

Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson (Kyra Segdewick) is consistently one of the most engaging television series characters I've seen in a very long time. She's the star but certainly not alone in delivering quite engaging, excellent characterization, and entertaining performances.

This series goes to show that today's television doesn't have to depict violence, gore, profanity, or much that older children couldn't watch. Yet, for an adult who likes Cronenberg's and Lynch's films, this clean cut show is quite interesting without being too 'vanilla'.

Sedgewick has really come into her character by this third season and I like it far better than "24" which has now become monotonously predictable. There's no guessing what Deputy Chief Johnson will do to protect and close one of her cases!


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