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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 

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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
George Eads ...  Nick Stokes 335 episodes, 2000-2015
Eric Szmanda ...  Greg Sanders 333 episodes, 2000-2015
Robert David Hall ...  Al Robbins 328 episodes, 2000-2015
Paul Guilfoyle ...  Jim Brass 317 episodes, 2000-2014
Jorja Fox ...  Sara Sidle 296 episodes, 2000-2015
David Berman ...  David Phillips 288 episodes, 2000-2015
Marg Helgenberger ...  Catherine Willows 265 episodes, 2000-2015
Wallace Langham ...  David Hodges 247 episodes, 2003-2015
William Petersen ...  Gil Grissom 199 episodes, 2000-2015
Gary Dourdan ...  Warrick Brown 185 episodes, 2000-2015
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Storyline

This show follows the nights of the detectives working at the Las Vegas Police Department Crime Scene Investigations bureau. Being the second busiest crime lab in America, CSI officers use the best scientific and technical methods to solve puzzles and catch criminals. Written by ahmetkozan

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Follow the Evidence. Again and Again. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

CBS | CBS - Official CSI Wiki | See more »

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USA | Canada

Release Date:

6 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

C.S.I. See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Gil Grissom, and later his replacement D.B. Russell, both have more than passing similarity to Sherlock Holmes. Like Holmes, Grissom is dispassionate with a fierce devotion to logic and little regard for societal norms of behavior; Grissom once smashed mustard jars in a grocery store to illustrate a theory, much as Holmes once practiced spearing a pig in a butchers to determine how strong a man would have to be to transfix a man with a harpoon. Grissom also possess a Moriarty-like nemesis, Paul Millander, whom he pursues in several episodes. Coincidentally, "Paul Millander" has the same initials as "Professor Moriarty." There's also a woman, Lady Heather Kessler, in whom he takes an unusual interest. Their relationship is similar to that of Irene Adler and Holmes. Both Irene and Lady Heather enchant Holmes and Grissom with their beauty, their wit and their resolution. Lady Heather often wears Victorian-style dresses, referencing Holmes's era. Whilst D.B Russell's official character sheet was described as "A west coast Sherlock Holmes who devours crime novels and looks at every crime scene as if it were a story waiting to be told". Both Grissom and Russell work with there CSI Partners Catherine Willows and Julie Finlay, respectively (both the equivalent of John Watson) whilst both working under the Las Vegas Police Department Homicide Captain Jim Brass (the equivalent of Inspector Lestrade).

See also: All crime solvers based on the fictional character Sherlock Holmes. See more »

Goofs

In the episodes where the blood is spattered or in a large pool, the pattern of the blood varies from scene to scene. For example: A man is killed and the blood is sprayed across a desk. The pattern in scene 1 (finding the body) will be different than in scene 2 (going back to the crime scene for further evidence). See more »

Quotes

Gil Grissom: So, let's see. You surf, you scuba dive. You're into latex, you like fashion models and Marilyn Manson. And you also have a coin collection?
Greg Sanders: Weird, ha?
Gil Grissom: Well, I race cockroaches!
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Alternate Versions

The UK & Ireland's Sky Living, Sky Living HD and Sky Living +1 channels show slightly edited versions of the episodes in their late night-early morning/breakfast time/daytime to remove the more graphic shots, as children may be viewing, as well as certain unsuitable story material for the time slot. Generally, the edits remove certain graphic crime scene/autopsy table/or sometimes dialogue, which are noticeable by strange music score jumps, and badly truncated dialogue pacing. Some entire episodes have been skipped over in these time slots, due to the underlying episode themes. In late 2016, by comparison, the UK & Ireland's "Alibi" channel ran CSI:NY unedited in a late evening time slot. See more »

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Referenced in The Final Girls (2015) See more »

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Entertainment on steroids
4 August 2004 | by =G=See all my reviews

The hugely popular "CSI" is no less than a contemporary entertainment marvel. Finding its stride in season 2 with a formula which pushes the envelope while still being doable, this series packs ample portions of entertainment into 40 minute episodes while staying fresh, delivering palatable doses of science didactically, and, most of all, manifesting a strong sense of social responsibility in all of its subliminals. While most entertainment aims for the crotch, the gut, or the heart, "CSI" goes for the most difficult target, the head, as it teaches forensics and the empirical process while remaining cooly detached from sensationalism and melodrama all the while using the "truth is stranger (and more interesting) than fiction" thesis to its and our advantage. The results are fun and interesting lessons in everything from dwarfism to Down syndrome to anatomy to ballistics to etc. all the while maintaining a social conscience. Whether explaining how S&M is not necessarily perversion to simply dissing Don King, "CSI" is one sweet sugar coated education with solid mainstream values. My favorite lines? CSI1:"There's a sucker born every minute." CSI2: "Yeah. And they all come to Vegas." Truer words....


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