Cold Case (2003–2010)
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A Perfect Day 

The remains of a small girl are found under a bridge. The story goes back to the 60's and turns out the girl has a twin sister still alive. A sad family story begins to unravel.


Roxann Dawson


Meredith Stiehm (created by), Veena Sud




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
Tracie Thoms ... Kat Miller
Meredith Monroe ... Cindy Mulvaney - 1965
Maree Cheatham ... Nancy Walsh - 2005
Megan Follows ... Maura - 2005
Michael Rodrick ... Roger Mulvaney - 1965
Ned Schmidtke ... Art Balducci - 2005
Charlotte Stewart ... Cindy Balducci - 2005
Jack Betts ... Dr. Greggs - 2005
Susan Chuang ... Frannie Ching
Amy Schlagel Amy Schlagel ... Maura Mulvaney - 1965


The remains of a small girl are found under a bridge. The story goes back to the 60's and turns out the girl has a twin sister still alive. A sad family story begins to unravel.

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Release Date:

27 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Vivian Mulvaney was murdered on August 28, 1965. See more »


When Art was beating Roger in the car park the car behind them had BFGoodrich tires but this model of tire wasn't released until the late '70s or early '80s. See more »


Cindy Mulvaney - 1965: It's a perfect day - but now we should think about heading back.
Vivian Mulvaney - 1965: But I don't want to go home.
Cindy Mulvaney - 1965: It's getting late, Vivian.
Vivian Mulvaney - 1965: Why can't we just stay here forever?
Cindy Mulvaney - 1965: Okay, close your eyes. Come on. Listen really, really hard. Do you hear the ocean? Now look but don't open your eyes. Can you see it? It'll always be here for you. No one can ever take it away. It will always be right in here.
[taps on Vivian's head]
Cindy Mulvaney - 1965: Forever. Our perfect day.
Vivian Mulvaney - 1965: Forever?
Cindy Mulvaney - 1965: And ever.
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As Tears Go By
Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Andrew Loog Oldham
Performed by Marianne Faithfull
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'Cold Case' Requires a Certain Amount of Suspended Belief
6 March 2012 | by gsfsuSee all my reviews

Another reviewer raised the point that detectives were able to identify a 60-year old murder because both the attending doctor and detective were still alive and could remember her. This is typical of 'Cold Case' stories. In addition, virtually all the people associated with old crimes are still living in the Philly area.

Solving cases like this in real life where I live (a new Western city) would be virtually impossible due to the more transient nature of the population. This may have been one reason the series is located in Philly - an old Eastern city where people stay put.

As long as you can accept the above scenario 'Cold Case' will appeal to you even though some stories really stretch believability.

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