Cold Squad

CTV (ended 2005)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 7 : Ep 13

    And the Fury (2)

    Aired 6/4/05

  • S 7 : Ep 12

    The Filth (1)

    Aired 5/28/05

  • S 7 : Ep 11

    C'mon I Tip Waitresses

    Aired 4/2/05

  • S 7 : Ep 10


    Aired 2/19/05

  • S 7 : Ep 9

    Learning Curve

    Aired 1/15/05

  • Cast & Crew
  • Garry Chalk

    Insp. Andrew Pawlachuk (Seasons 4-7)

  • Stephen McHattie

    Sgt. Frank Coscarella (Seasons 3-5)

  • Jay Brazeau

    Sam Fisher (Seasons 1-2; 4)

  • Richard Ian Cox

    Manny Needlebaum (Season 3)

  • Michael Hogan

    Det. Tony Logozzo (Seasons 1-2)

  • show Description
  • Cold Squad is a one-hour police drama originally on CTV that focuses on 'cold cases'; unsolvable cases that have gone for years without a solution. Each week there is a new 'cold case' brought out of the woodwork to solve, which may date back five years, or could even date back fifty years. The primary personality in Cold Squad is Sgt. Ali McCormick. Although she isn't the official head of the unit, her opinion is invaluable to the other workers. She is backed up by a team of highly skilled professionals who, as it so happens, are also her good friends. Throughout the years, the cast was comprised of: Allan Lysell (Det. Bill Overmyer (1999-2000; eps. 27-39)) Bob Frazer (Det. Eddie Carson (1998-1999; eps. 12-26)) Eli Gabay (Det. Larry Iredell (1998; eps. 1-11)) Garry Chalk (Insp. Andrew Pawlachuk (2000-2005; eps. 40-98)) Gregory Calpakis (Det. Nicco Sevallis (1999-2003; eps. 27-85)) Hiro Kanagawa (Det. James Kai (1998-1999; eps. 1-26)) Jay Brazeau (Sam Fisher (1998-1999; eps. 1-26; 2000-2001; eps. 40-59)) Jerry Wasserman (Insp. Vince Schneider (1998; eps. 1-11)) Joely Collins (Christine Wren (2000-2005; eps. 40-98)) Joy Tanner (Jill Stone (1998-1999; eps. 1-26)) Julie Stewart (Sgt. Ali McCormick (1998-2005; eps. 1-98)) Linda Ko (Dr. Christine Liu (1998-1999; eps. 1-26)) Lori Ann Triolo (Det. Jackie Cortez (1998-1999; eps. 12-26)) Matthew Bennett (Sgt. Len Harper (2001-2005; eps. 60-98)) Michael Hogan (Det. Tony Logozzo (1998-1999; eps. 1-26)) Paul Boretski (Det. Nick Gallagher (1998; eps. 1-11)) Paul Coeur (Sgt. Lloyd Mastrowski (1998-1999; eps. 1-26)) Peter Wingfield (Insp. Simon Ross (1998-1999; eps. 12-26)) Richard Ian Cox (Manny Needlebaum (1999-2000; eps. 27-39)) Sharon Alexander (Bernice Boyle (1999-2000; eps. 27-39)) Sonja Bennett (Det. Samantha Walters (2004-2005; eps. 86-98)) Stephen McHattie (Sgt. Frank Coscarella (1999-2001; eps. 27-59)) Tahmoh Penikett (Corp. Ray Chase (2004-2005; eps. 86-98)) Tamara Craig Thomas (Det. Mickey Kollander (1999-2003; eps. 27-85)).moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Tony Logozzo (driving to the Abbot home): Sixty minute commute. Next time we drive out here, I'm going to bring a change of underwear.

    • Larry Iredell: (watching McCormick on television) Can you believe this broad? Donovan Bailey with tits.

    • (Ali seeks Lloyd out in the locker room to talk about an old case.)
      Lloyd: Dammit McCormick! Give me a friggin' nickel and I'll show you my bum. (Motions for her to turn around.)

    • (Discussing Dalton's behavior.) Tony Logozzo: The wheel's still turning but the hamster's dead.

    • (Looking at pictures of the victim.) Eddie Carson: She's really beautiful, isn't she? For a guy. Tony Logozzo: A couple of the best looking women I've ever met were guys.

    • (Watching Buzz walk into the smoker.) Jackie Cortez: Walking proof that Darwin didn't know what the hell he was talking about.

    • (To Ali, after a dressing down by Simms) Lloyd Mastrowski: Ah, she gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling all over, doesn't she?

    • Ali McCormick: How does that go? 'Blessed are the merciful...' Tony Logozzo: '...for it is they who will obtain mercy.'

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    Notes (51)

    • Christopher Bolton's performance in this episode garnered him a nomination for Best Guest Actor in a Dramatic Series in the 13th annual Gemini Awards.

    • Although the episode did not air until early 1998, it is stated that the episode is taking place sometime in mid-1997.

    • Starring cast for season one: Julie Stewart, Michael Hogan, Joy Tanner and Paul Boretski with Jerry Wasserman, Hiro Kanagawa, Jay Brazeau, Paul Coeur, Eli Gabay and Linda Ko.

    • Lynda Boyd's performance in this episode garnered her a nomination for Best Guest Actress in a Dramatic Series in the 13th annual Gemini Awards.

    • Gabrielle Rose's performance in this episode garnered her a nomination for Best Guest Actress in a Dramatic Series in the 13th annual Gemini Awards.

    • Tom McBeath's performance in this episode garnered him a nomination for Best Guest Actor in a Dramatic Series in the 13th annual Gemini Awards.

    • Patti Harras's performance in this episode garnered her a nomination for Best Guest Actress in a Dramatic Series in the 13th annual Gemini Awards.

    • Anne Wheeler's direction of this episode garnered her a nomination for Best Director in a Dramatic Series in the 13th annual Gemini Awards.

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    Trivia (14)

    • Although this was the third episode aired, it's actually the pilot, in which the characters and the concept of the "Cold Squad" are introduced.

    • Stone (whom Logozzo refers to as Jill Jr.) is doing her doctorate in Abnormal Psychology at University of British Columbia. She and McCormick met while McCormick was doing Homicide and had asked her for her help.

    • McCormick (a sergeant) recently transfered to Cold Squad after three years of being partnered with Gallagher in Homicide.

    • Logozzo ended up in the basement (where Cold Squad works) after years on the force sent him on a downward spiral into the bottle. He has three children (Ben, Lisa and Carmen) with three different women. He's a smoker, and is bitter because he failed the sergeant's exam and McCormick was put in charge of Cold Squad.

    • Jill is working for Cold Squad doing research while working toward her doctorate in abnormal psychology.

    • Logozzo reveals that he divorced Vivian (wife #3) in 1993.

    • Tony's birthdate is revealed to be 14 August 1946.

    • After finding the mass grave in the basement, one of the firefighters is sick to his stomach and throws up. When he is throwing up, the camera is zoomed in on his face, then pulls back out. The floor beneath him is clearly visible, and although he had just been seen throwing up, there is nothing on the floor.

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    Allusions (9)

    • While Logozzo questions Don Newlock, Jeopardy! plays in the background, and Newlock comments on how he loves this game where they give you the answers, but you have to come up with the questions.

    • Andy Pawlachuk: I've always admired your spunk, McCormick. Ali McCormick: Gee, thanks, Mr. Grant. In a scene from Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant tells Mary that she has spunk, and he hates spunk.

    • Len Harper refers to the Ed Leeford Association. Back in high-school, Richard Tugnett had formed a group called the Ed Leeford Association. This group was for young misfits who enjoyed reading and didn't like being labeled as nerds. It was in this group that Viveca, then a student, fell in love with the much older Richard. The reference is from the Dickens work Oliver Twist, in which Leeford is the older half-brother of Oliver. Leeford's mother had burned his father's will, which meant she and her son inherited everything, as she and the senior Mr. Leeford had never dissolved their marriage. The show even admits that the Dickens work was the inspiration.

    • Nicco Sevallis: Go to it, Nancy Drew. Christine promises to look into something for the men, and Nicco refers to his as 'Nancy Drew', a well-known female fictional detective created by Carolyn Keene.

    • Jeremy: I don't work on Monday nights. Queer as Folk is on. This seems like a less than subtle pitch for one of Showcase's hottest shows, the American (but produced in Canada) Queer as Folk, originally based on the British series of the same name. Queer as Folk was wildly successful once it premiered, and is one of the only hit primetime soaps that revolves solely around male/male and female/female (mostly male/male) relationships.

    • Pierre Martin: See you in court, Serpico. Serpico is a well-known name in detective television circles. Pierre calls Len that after informing him he will sue him for wrongful arrest for the years-earlier murder of Randy Bettinger, which it turns out never happened.

    • Ray Chase: She was telling the truth. Len Harper: Thanks, Kreskin. The Amazing Kreskin (real name George Kresge) is a well-known mentalist who became famous in the 1970s. From 1971-1975, CTV Network (which was also involved in producing Cold Squad) ran the show The Amazing World of Kreskin.

    • Ali McCormick: I googled you. This is a reference to the on-line search engine, Google. To 'google' someone means to do a search on them on the Internet.

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  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • New watcher

    By dazzle65, Nov 14, 2012

  • As the prototype for 'Cold Case', this show created a female detective with a gnarly support team specializing in solving unsolved mysteries from years gone by.

    By AndyCdn, Dec 21, 2007

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