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The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

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Jeff Davis
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The BAU investigates a double homicide and kidnapping in New Hampshire. Also, Rossi's plans to elevate his relationship with Krystall don't go as planned.


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It's literally a race against the clock for the BAU to capture the vigilantes behind a series of attacks taking place every 27 minutes in the nation's capital. Prentiss and Unit Chief ...


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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 22 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Matthew Gray Gubler ...  Dr. Spencer Reid 310 episodes, 2005-2019
Kirsten Vangsness ...  Penelope Garcia 308 episodes, 2005-2019
A.J. Cook ...  Jennifer Jareau 289 episodes, 2005-2019
Joe Mantegna ...  David Rossi 260 episodes, 2007-2019
Thomas Gibson ...  Aaron Hotchner 256 episodes, 2005-2016
Shemar Moore ...  Derek Morgan 252 episodes, 2005-2017
Paget Brewster ...  Emily Prentiss 181 episodes, 2006-2019
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Storyline

Based in Quantico, Virginia, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a subsection of the FBI. Called in by local police departments to assist in solving crimes of a serial and/or extremely violent nature where the perpetrator is unknown (referred to by the Unit as the unknown subject or unsub for short), the BAU uses the controversial scientific art of profiling to track and apprehend the unsub. Profiling entails coming up with basic characteristics of the unsub and the victims (referred to as the victimology), using evidence from the case and matching that information to historic precedents and psychological analyses as a means to solve the case. Because of the nature of the work conducted by the BAU - the work being time consuming and psychologically demanding - its members are fiercely loyal to the Unit and to its other members. Also because of the work's overall demanding nature, not many members of the BAU have been able to maintain a happy or stable family life. Written by Huggo

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Staying one step ahead of a killer takes a Criminal Mind. See more »


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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quantico See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

It was the network's decision to cast Damon Gupton for the show. Producer Erica Messer had to create the character for him to play. See more »

Goofs

Even though the BAU's office is located in Quantico, VA, most of the team members live in or around Washington, DC. This is very unusual. DC is a high cost of living area, but Quantico is less so. Quantico is also 35 miles south of DC. It'd make more sense for the team, who often need to respond quickly, to live in the Quantico area. See more »

Quotes

Penelope Garcia: [answering call] Office of Unfettered Omniscience - how may I help you, O fortunate one?
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Not a fan anymore
26 March 2017 | by hellebenzon-26367See all my reviews

I was a hardcore fan for 11 seasons. I've seen every episode, but this last season is absolutely the s'worst. I don't know if they got new writers, or the writers are just totally out of touch with the fanbase, but it has become ridiculous and soap-like. The Reid-line has taken forever, and it's really painful to watch. I think, I'll drop the show, and maybe pick it up again later, when they maybe get it back to it's former standards. But I fear, that this is it for Criminal Minds. With the downfall, I'm not sure it will survive for a 13th season.


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