CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Season 5 Episode 20

Hollywood Brass

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 21, 2005 on CBS



  • Allusions

    • Warrick: It's like Chinatown, Jim.

      Warrick is referencing the last line from the 1974 classic Chinatown. The film was based on the 1908 Owens River Valley scandal, but the gradual unearthing of secrets under many layers and facades of deception during a routine PI investigation struck a responsive, and timely, chord during the Watergate era. Chinatown is where evil reigns, and the law does as little as possible.