The Closer (2005–2012)
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A movie studio hair-stylist is found beaten to death, making her physically abusive, soon-to-be-divorced husband the prime suspect.


Roxann Dawson


James Duff (created by), Ken Martin | 1 more credit »


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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
Tony Denison ... Andy Flynn
Michael Paul Chan ... Mike Tao
Raymond Cruz ... Julio Sanchez
Gina Ravera ... Irene Daniels
Phillip P. Keene ... Buzz Watson
Jon Tenney ... Fritz Howard
Frances Sternhagen ... Willie Ray Johnson
Barry Corbin ... Clay Johnson
Todd Cahoon ... Ryan Hughes
Tonya Pinkins ... Donna Taft


In another brush with fame, Brenda and the team investigate the movie set murder of a hairdresser. Meanwhile, Brenda tries to get her meddling and overbearing parents out of her hair (and her house) when they come to town during their annual road trip from Georgia, both working her into a lather over her yet-to-be-planned wedding to Fritz. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Release Date:

1 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Asst. Police Chief Will Pope: And now to finish up here, on behalf of the entire LAPD, allow me to say how sorry I am that you lied to us so much, and that you knocked your wife around to such an extent, that we considered you a suspect in her murder.
Ryan Hughes: That's your apology?
Asst. Police Chief Will Pope: [nods affirmatively] Mm-hmm.
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References Dancing with the Stars (2005) See more »


Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
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The next time, I want you to have a date in mind.
8 September 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

The Closer is always going to be good when Frances Sternhagen and Barry Corbin appear as Brenda's parents, Will Ray and Clay Johnson.

Clay is especially funny as he is pushing for Brenda and Fritz (Jon Tenney) to get married.

While her parents are visiting, Brenda is trying to solve the murder of a hairstylist on a TV show. The primary suspect is her scumbag battering husband, but it turns out that he is innocent. There is another battering scumbag involved and the woman was just in the way.

Brenda solves the case and lays down the law to her father. Of course, Fritz lays down the law to her as well.

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