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Los Angeles. Present day. Michael Raines, an eccentric but brilliant cop, solves murders in a very unusual way - he turns the victims into his partners. These visions are figments of Raines... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Jeff Goldblum ...  Michael Raines 7 episodes, 2007
Matt Craven ...  Captain Dan Lewis 7 episodes, 2007
Nicole Sullivan ...  Carolyn Crumley 7 episodes, 2007
Linda Park ...  Sally Lance 7 episodes, 2007
Dov Davidoff ...  Remi Boyer 7 episodes, 2007
Malik Yoba ...  Charlie Lincoln 7 episodes, 2007
Madeleine Stowe ...  Dr. Samantha Kohl 6 episodes, 2007
Rachel Winfree ...  Chrystal 2 episodes, 2007
Ryan Van de Kamp Buchanan Ryan Van de Kamp Buchanan ...  Detective 2 episodes, 2007
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Los Angeles. Present day. Michael Raines, an eccentric but brilliant cop, solves murders in a very unusual way - he turns the victims into his partners. These visions are figments of Raines' imagination, and he knows it, but when he can't make the dead disappear, he works with them to find the killer. Through his discussions, along with the evidence, Raines' image of the victim changes until he has a clear picture of what really happened. Only when the case is closed do the visions end. Other detectives question Raines' sanity, and occasionally so does he. However, as long as his unique methods are helping catch criminals, Raines imagines he'll be just fine. Written by everydayfun2004

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For Detective Raines ... There's a method to his madness.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

15 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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Extravagantul Raines See more »

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(7 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Cancelled before completing the first season, due to poor ratings. See more »

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When the opening sequence begins the keypad on the door of Raines' car is missing but at the end of the sequence it is back on the door. See more »

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I Love It!
16 March 2007 | by nabor7See all my reviews

Having been force fed countless boring shows featuring the supernatural, here is one that grabs you from the beginning. It is not supernatural but the visions or hallucinations of a police detective. Since the vision, as I'll call it, only knows what Raines knows, we get to see the victims character develop over time. I prefer to think that it is Raine's extremely active imagination and the trauma of being shot and losing his partner, that in thinking through the crime and the evidence that brings the victims to life, but after bringing them to life now he has to deal with seeing and talking to the dead and solving the crime. The constantly changing personality of the victims, sometimes in a matter of minutes, shows us the methodical thinking of Raine's as he runs all the possibilities through his head. My fear is that this show will not attract enough viewers to stay on. Most people seem to enjoy the same boring cookie cutter shows that don't require any thought.


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