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The Boy in the Box 

The 1950's notorious cold case of the "boy in the box" is reopened and it's discovered that he resided in a Catholic orphanage with his sister until his sudden adoption before his death.

Director:

Karen Gaviola

Writers:

Meredith Stiehm (created by), Meredith Stiehm
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Morris ... Lilly Rush
Danny Pino ... Scotty Valens
John Finn ... John Stillman
Jeremy Ratchford ... Nick Vera
Thom Barry ... Will Jeffries
Samantha Eggar ... Sister Vivian Dole (2003)
Garrett M. Brown ... Roger (2003)
Molly Cheek ... Gretchen Culliver (2003)
Bruce Gray ... Dr. Milton Thayer (2003)
Charles Noland ... Walter Rafferty (2003)
Autumn Reeser ... Sister Grace Ashley
Jacqueline Scott ... Sally Bower (2003)
Lyndon Smith ... Arnold Culliver
Johanna Watts ... Sister Vivian Dole (1958)
Jason Frasca Jason Frasca ... Young Man (1958)
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Storyline

The team investigates a 1958 case where a dead 6-year-old boy wrapped inside a box was discovered in a field. The previous investigation developed no leads in determining the identity of the boy. However, new evidence suggests he may have lived at a nearby Catholic orphanage. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Arnold Culliver was murdered on April 4, 1958. See more »

Goofs

On the grave marker for Grace, it says she was born in 1936. According to the plot of the episode, she was pregnant at 18, and her child was 6 at the time of his death in 1958. If her child was 6 years old, she would have to be at least 24 in 1958, but she was only 22, making her child only 4. See more »

Quotes

Lilly Rush: [about the computer] Hey, boss, do you want me to do it?
Tom Stillman: That's okay, I have to learn how to use this thing sometime... Is it on?
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Connections

Remade as Cold Case: Shinjitsu No Tobira: Yakusoku (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven
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Written by Johnny Cash and Hoyt Johnson and Chet Atkins
Performed by Johnny Cash
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Maybe the best episode of a great series
21 December 2018 | by RonSinMichiganSee all my reviews

This was a very moving episode . Based on a sad true unsolved case in Philadelphia.


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