From The Quentin Tarantino Archives



Crime Scene Investigation (aka CSI Las Vegas) is a TV show. Quentin Tarantino directed the Episodes Grave Danger parts 1 and 2, the Season 5 finale.

Character Nick is being kidnapped by a psychopath killer, and the CSI team is trying to find him. The episodes bear a few of Tarantino's trademarks, such as Garage Rock & Johnny Cash songs, visual references to movies (Lucio Fulci's Zombie) trunk shots, under-ground angles, movie legends in cameo roles, pop culture dialogues and a Kill Bill style cliff-hanger.


  • Quentin Tarantino is a big couch potato and regularly participates on television shows whether acting or directing. To date has appeared on such shows as The Golden Girls, All American Girl, Alias, and American Idol. He has directed episodes for ER Emergency Room and CSI. He at one point was interested in directing an episode of the cult hit The X-Files, but was not allowed because he's not a member of the Director's Guild.

Cast and Credits

  • Marge Hellenberger, Jorja Fox, William Petersen, Gary Dourdan, George Eads, Eric Szmanda and John Saxon