The Closer (2005–2012)
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Pilot 

Brenda Johnson arrives in L.A. where she faces resentment from her peers and squad during her first investigation - a woman beaten to death, whose suspected murderer has disappeared along with all evidence of his existence.

Director:

Michael M. Robin

Writers:

James Duff (created by), James Duff
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kyra Sedgwick ... Brenda Leigh Johnson
J.K. Simmons ... Will Pope
Corey Reynolds ... David Gabriel
Robert Gossett ... Russell Taylor
G.W. Bailey ... Louie Provenza
Jon Tenney ... Fritz Howard
Allison Smith ... Ellen
Raymond Cruz ... Julio Sanchez
Gina Ravera ... Irene Daniels
Michael Paul Chan ... Mike Tao
Clyde Kusatsu ... Dr. Tanaka
John Livingston ... Det. Garth
Julius Tennon ... Det. Waters
John Rubinstein ... Dr. Brown
John Prosky ... Mr. Banks
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Storyline

Brenda Johnson arrives in L.A. where she faces resentment from her peers and squad during her first investigation - a woman beaten to death, whose suspected murderer has disappeared along with all evidence of his existence.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Though entirely convincing in her portrayal of Brenda Leigh Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick does not have a southern accent in real life. In fact, she spends most of her time in New York, with her husband, actor Kevin Bacon, and their two children. See more »

Quotes

Brenda Leigh Johnson: I never bluff, Sergeant. I merely express my optimism forcefully.
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Connections

References The Stepford Wives (1975) See more »

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She begins by putting them in their places.
8 July 2018 | by oldreliablenotarySee all my reviews

Dpt Chief Brenda starts her job putting career LA cops in their places at a crime scene. Her initial relationships with one of the LT is highlighted alone with Sgt Gabriel. If the old boys club thought they didn't like her, she gives them reasons to really dislike her. Taylor resentment to backstab and doubletalk is shown. She isn't nice but she is a Closer and walks into LAPD outranking veterans with decades on the job. I was hooked on the shown from this episode and it improved from here. Will's true colors are shown too.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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