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Grave Danger: Part 1 

While investigating a case, Nick is abducted and is buried alive in a special coffin while his team takes unorthodox steps to try to find him.

Director:

Quentin Tarantino

Writers:

Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Naren Shankar (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Petersen ... Gil Grissom
Marg Helgenberger ... Catherine Willows
Gary Dourdan ... Warrick Brown
George Eads ... Nick Stokes
Jorja Fox ... Sara Sidle
Eric Szmanda ... Greg Sanders
Robert David Hall ... Al Robbins
Paul Guilfoyle ... Jim Brass
Scott Wilson ... Sam Braun
Tony Curtis ... Himself
Frank Gorshin ... Himself
Andrew Prine ... Rodger Stokes
John Saxon ... Walter Gordon
Lois Chiles ... Jillian Stokes
Michael Bacall ... Delivery Man
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Storyline

CSI technician, Nick Stokes, is kidnapped while investigating a crime scene and buried alive in a glass casket by his kidnapper. The Las Vegas Police Department receives a package with a tape and hardware to permit them to watch Nick inside the casket, together with a request of one million dollars cash to release him. The mayor refuses to pay the ransom, but Catherine Willows asks her wealthy father and gets the amount. Gil Grissom then schedules a meeting with the criminal to deliver the money and be informed where Nick is. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Grissom goes to meet with the kidnapper and the kidnapper inquires as to how the money has been booby-trapped, Grissom says "Normally you'd be 100% right, but this time you're 100% wrong." This is taken from another of Tarantino's movies, Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004), when the Bride is explaining her run-in at the hotel after she found out she was pregnant. See more »

Goofs

Fire ant bites are not only extremely painful, but they often leave lasting blisters and sometimes- in extreme cases- permanent scars. If Nick was bitten numerous times by fire ants, he would have undoubtedly ended up hospitalized and recovery would have taken weeks. He probably would also have been marked by the bites. However when he visits the prison, he seems to undergone a remarkable, if not miraculous, recovery. See more »

Quotes

David Hodges: Oh, and by the way, uh, this is just the work me. You haven't had the full David Hodges experience.
Greg Sanders: I think I'm having it right now.
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References The Vikings (1958) See more »

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Lucky Too
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Sung by George Eads
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Could be a stand alone feature...
2 September 2007 | by kitsune-kunSee all my reviews

It's absolutely fascinating to me, how Tarantino surprises me with his directing over and over again. Best example lately is the C.S.I. two-part-episode "Grave Danger". Though Tarantino sticks to the typical C.S.I. directing procedure, he does not fail to leave his very own mark to this episode. From the first minute watching this, you can realize, that this is not "just" another usual episode (I don't say this in an insulting way), but that he really made something special out of it. The choice of soundtrack, the storyline and picture capturing are very typical for his style of film-making. If it would have been necessary to develop the characters (which isn't because it's a continuous series), these 90 minutes could have absolutely worked as a stand alone feature for me.

There are of course many references to his earlier films (especially Kill Bill part 2), what additionally makes it fun to watch for any Tarantino fan. Since I watch a lot of movies in my private time, it's not that easy to push me to the edge of the seat, but yes, I can really admit it was very thrilling.

Dealing with the topic of being buried alive is definitely not a new one, but that doesn't make it less scary or exciting.

If you just like CSI, you should watch it. If you just like Tarantino, you should watch it. And if you love both, like I do, see this episode under any circumstances!


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