Backstrom (2015)
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The Special Crimes Unit helps investigate an escalating serial arsonist.


Alex Chapple


Hart Hanson (created by), Leif G.W. Persson (based upon characters from the Evert Backstrom novels by) | 1 more credit »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rainn Wilson ... Everett Backstrom
Genevieve Angelson ... Nicole Gravely
Kristoffer Polaha ... Peter Niedermayer
Page Kennedy ... Frank Moto
Beatrice Rosen ... Nadia Paquet
Thomas Dekker ... Gregory Valentine
Dennis Haysbert ... John Almond
Eddie McClintock ... Sam D'Agostino
Matt Battaglia ... Nick D'Agostino
Angelique Cabral ... Samantha Orland
David Carzell ... Larry Dabkey
Alison Araya ... Danielle Black
Link Baker ... EMT
Glen Gordon ... Boy
Daryl King Daryl King ... Homeowner #2


Arson investigator Samantha Orland calls upon the Special Crimes Unit for help with a case that gets escalated to attempted murder when a serial arsonist's most recent fire involves a family. Although all evidence points to a local fire artist, Backstrom is positive their arsonist is someone they least suspect. The investigation takes a turn when the team discovers evidence missing from the crime scene and Backstrom suspects someone insides the investigation. Meanwhile, Backstrom gets tormented by childhood neighbors who stole something very special from him when he was younger and Valentine helps Niedermayer recover stolen evidence.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama






Release Date:

29 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Sam D'Agostino is being brought into the police station, his suspenders are off, then the left one is on, then off again, then on again. See more »


Det. Lt. Everett Backstrom: How do we get her to stop yelling?
Det. Sgt. John Almond: Shoot her?
Det. Lt. Everett Backstrom: You do it. I shot somebody last week.
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This is one great series.
26 February 2015 | by mamamitzvahSee all my reviews

I have read all the negative press this show has gotten & I watched because I have so little faith in the media and wanted to see for myself. This show is terrific. The characters play well against one another. The plots are good & will get better with time. The scene where Backstrom jumps on the back of the firefighter is dropped dead hysterical. I hope it gets renewed & lasts a long time because it is genuinely entertaining. It is not the run of the mill crime drama. Backstrom is not the run of the mill hero. However, that being said, it is a good watch & you will get roped into a fun hour. Don't let the media dogs ruin another possibly great show. Let the viewers decide, not the reviewers.

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