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The case of two high school students, one dead and one missing, lead the CSIs into the underbelly of streetcar racing and a tangled web of deadly competition.

Director:

Brad Tanenbaum

Writers:

Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Jennifer N. Levin
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Fishburne ... Raymond Langston
Marg Helgenberger ... Catherine Willows
George Eads ... Nick Stokes
Eric Szmanda ... Greg Sanders
Robert David Hall ... Al Robbins
Wallace Langham ... David Hodges
Liz Vassey ... Wendy Simms
David Berman ... David Phillips
Paul Guilfoyle ... Captain Jim Brass
Jorja Fox ... Sara Sidle
Scout Taylor-Compton ... Renata Clarke
Nick Chinlund ... Gus Davis
Leonardo Nam ... Miyamoto Takahashi
Manish Dayal ... Rishi Parayan
Brian George ... Dr. Parayan
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Storyline

Model high-school student Trevor Beck dies in his prized sports car. His girl friend seems missing, but her smashed corpse is found in a tree by a desert road. The team soon realizes its' the site of illegal drag-races, in which more kids of their high-school are involved, especially fellow auto-shop pupils, and a street gang. Student Miyamoto Takahashi also has a job in a garage, Dr. Parayan's son Rishi dealt some drugs at school. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Chinlund, who played the uncle Gus Davis in this episode, previously played ex-con Mickey Rutledge in the 2001 CSI episode "You've Got Male". See more »

Goofs

In one scene, Brass is telling a group of uniformed officers to check for a 1933 Ford "Roadster". The photo behind him and the car being sought is a coupe. A roadster is an open car. See more »

Connections

References Twilight (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Stadtaffe
(instrumental) (uncredited)
by Peter Fox
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High School drag racers and then some
4 February 2010 | by mspeed44See all my reviews

SPOILER!! SPOILER!! This is an episode that seemed to borrow characters and scenes from previous episodes--a dead teenager with a fast little restored car (except it had an electric motor!)and his missing cheerleader girlfriend, her friend, lots of others who were boarder-line bad guys. And what's a crime isn't really a crime, but a sad tragedy for one and then the missing becomes the murder with all kinds of "what-ifs" flashed around.

The car race sponsored by law enforcement was an interesting scene and lots of cars--restored, kit cars--even an interesting high school automotive shop.

We've seen the girl hit and thrown - Fallen Idols; gathering of souped up cars - Revenge is Best Served Cold, Chop Shop & Anatomy of a Lye; Catherine and Nick racing - Revenge is Best Served Cold. The girl in the tree brought back memories of Scoobie Doobie Do. So the writers are rewriting previous stories with a different cover.

It was great to see Nick and Sara together and LESS of Langston (which actually makes this episode a great one!!) But Greg needs his humor back. On a scale of 1 to 10--this one rates a 5 for original store, but a 7+ for Nick and Sara.


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