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Hollywood Brass 

Captain Jim Brass journeys to LA after Ellie asks for a favor in investigating her friend's disappearance. There, with the help of Warrick who is in LA for a conference and a friend in LAPD... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Petersen ... Gil Grissom (credit only)
Marg Helgenberger ... Catherine Willows (credit only)
Gary Dourdan ... Warrick Brown
George Eads ... Nick Stokes
Jorja Fox ... Sara Sidle (credit only)
Eric Szmanda ... Greg Sanders (credit only)
Robert David Hall ... Al Robbins
Paul Guilfoyle ... Jim Brass
Donna Murphy ... Captain Annie Kramer, LAPD
Teal Redmann ... Ellie Brass
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Ronnie
Matthew Glave ... Officer Matt Glazer, LAPD
Johnny Sneed ... Todd Piccone
Karina Logue ... Dr. Supulveda
Brian Leckner ... Earl


Captain Jim Brass journeys to LA after Ellie asks for a favor in investigating her friend's disappearance. There, with the help of Warrick who is in LA for a conference and a friend in LAPD, Brass finds his investigation interrupted by higher powers. While he and Warrick ultimately are able to find Ellie's friend's murderer, he is unable to bring the perpetrator to trial. Disappointed, he leaves LA and return to Las Vegas. Written by Ploy P.

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Release Date:

21 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.33 : 1
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This is the first episode wherein William Petersen who plays Grissom doesn't appear. See more »


Captain Jim Brass: [answers the phone] Brass.
Sheriff Burdick: Family business? That is a wedding or a funeral, or a bar mitzvah. That is not permission to become a vice cop in another jurisdiction! Get back here now.
Captain Jim Brass: Who you've been talking to?
Sheriff Burdick: Not that it matters. The police chief called me after Judge Peters called him. I hear they do a nice t-bone at Musso's.
Captain Jim Brass: Look, my kid's in trouble, Ben.
Sheriff Burdick: Well, if she's not dead, you get your ass back here.
Captain Jim Brass: Look, write me up for insubordination. I can't come back now.
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References Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) See more »


Who Are You
By Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
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The first time Paul Guilfoyle got screwed over.
21 March 2016 | by JPBMILLIONSee all my reviews

Nearly a decade before cowardly producers and serpentine network suits ordered the scumbag firing of Paul Guilfoyle from CSI, he had his finest hour in this episode where HE, not William Peterson, was the anchor. We see Captain James Brass at odds with his superiors back home in Las Vegas and the corruption riddling Los Angeles all while grappling with the life his estranged daughter Ellie is living. Brass is fighting what seems to be a losing battle trying to save Ellie on many fronts, from (A) her descent into prostitution, (B) the hold drugs have over her and (C) those corrupt figures in LA who may see Ellie as a threat. Paul Guilfoyle delivered a command performance in this episode and the assholes at the Emmys refused to even nominate him for 2005's ceremony. A great actor who never got his due, a tale as old as time.

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