Cold Squad

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Cold Squad
Cold Squad.jpg
Genre
Created by
  • Matt MacLeod
  • Philip Keatley
  • Julia Keatley
Starring
Theme music composer
  • Claire Lawrence
    (Seasons 1, 2)
  • Terry Frewer
    (Seasons 1, 2)
  • Graeme Coleman
    (Seasons 3, 4)
  • James Jandrisch
    (Seasons 5, 6, 7)
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 98
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Matt MacLeod
  • Julia Keatley
  • Anne Marie La Traverse
  • Seaton McLean
  • Peter Mitchell
  • Steve Ord
  • Marlene Matthews
  • Suzanne Chapman
  • R.B. Carney
Producer(s)
  • Philip Keatley
  • Gigi Boyd
  • Gary Harvey
  • David Cole
  • Richard Davis
Location(s) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s) Keatley MacLeod Productions
Alliance Atlantis
Distributor Keatley MacLeod Productions
Alliance Atlantis
Release
Original network CTV
Original release January 23, 1998 (1998 -01-23) – June 4, 2005 (2005-06-04)
External links
Website

Cold Squad is a Canadian police procedural television series that premiered on CTV on January 23, 1998, and ran for seven seasons. Led by Sergeant Ali McCormick (Julie Stewart), a team of homicide detectives from the Vancouver Police Department reopen long-unsolved, or "cold" cases (the titular "Cold Squad"), using present-day forensic technology and psychological profiling to help crack them.

The series was created by Matt MacLeod, Philip Keatley and Julia Keatley, and produced by Keatley MacLeod Productions and Alliance Atlantis in association with CTV Television Network, with the participation of the Canadian Television Fund (Canada Media Fund).[1] Cold Squad is the first prime time national series produced out of Vancouver.[2][3] With seven seasons and 98 episodes it became the longest-running prime time drama series on Canadian television.[3]

The cast of Cold Squad was diverse and changing. Except for Julie Stewart, almost the entire cast was replaced between the second and third seasons, and the series revitalized. The reshaping was meant to attract a younger audience and more male viewers.[4] (Michael Hogan, who played main character Det. Tony Logozzo in Seasons 1 and 2, appeared in the third season two-part opener episode "Deadly Games" but thereafter was gone from the series). Starting with the third season, the "Cold Squad" division was folded into a province-wide task force and its basement setting eliminated. Along with significant revisions of the title sequence, theme music (Seasons 1–2, 3–4, 5–7), new sets, and McCormick's hair colour change from auburn to dirty-blonde, these changes contributed to a considerable reworking of the series. The only character to appear in all seven seasons was Sgt. Ali McCormick.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Julie Stewart as Sgt. Ali (Alison) McCormick
  • Michael Hogan as Det. Tony Logozzo (seasons 1–3)
  • Joy Tanner as Jill Stone (seasons 1–2)
  • Paul Boretski as Det. Nick Gallagher (seasons 1–2)
  • Jerry Wasserman as Insp. Vince Schneider (seasons 1–2)
  • Hiro Kanagawa as Det. James Kai (seasons 1–2)
  • Jay Brazeau as Sam Fisher (season 1–4)
  • Paul Coeur as Sgt. Lloyd Mastrowski (seasons 1–2)
  • Eli Gabay as Det. Larry Iredell (season 1)
  • Linda Ko as Christine Liu (seasons 1–2)
  • Bob Frazer as Det. Eddie Carson (season 2)
  • Lori Triolo as Det. Jackie Cortez (season 2)
  • Peter Wingfield as Insp. Simon Ross (seasons 2–3)
  • Tamara Craig Thomas as Detective Mickey Kollander (seasons 3–6)
  • Gregory Calpakis as Det. Nicco Sevallis (seasons 3–6)
  • Stephen McHattie as Sgt. Frank Coscarella (seasons 3–4)
  • Richard Ian Cox as Manny Needlebaum (season 3)
  • Sharon Alexander as Bernice Boyle (season 3)
  • Allan Lysell as Detective Bill Overmyer (season 3)
  • Garry Chalk as Insp. Andrew Pawlachuk (seasons 3–7)
  • Joely Collins as Christine Wren (seasons 4–7)
  • Matthew Bennett as Det. Len Harper (seasons 4–7)
  • Sonja Bennett as Det. Samantha Walters (season 7)
  • Tahmoh Penikett as Constable Ray Chase (season 7)

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Tasha Simms as Deputy Chief Malcolm (seasons 1, 2)
  • Stacy Grant as Leanne Walker (seasons 1, 3, 6)
  • Keith Martin Gordey as Judge Foster (seasons 2, 4)
  • Timothy Webber as Desmond Cage (seasons 2, 5)
  • Lisa Houle as Rachel Sherman (seasons 3, 4)
  • David Palffy as Bailey Gallanson (seasons 3, 4)
  • Michael David Simms as Sgt. Casey (seasons 3, 4, 5)
  • Jill Teed as Laura (seasons 4, 5)
  • Kate Logie as Vanessa (seasons 4, 5)
  • Craig Warkentin as Vito (seasons 4, 5)
  • Laurie Murdoch as Chief Perkins (seasons 4, 6)
  • Lawrence Ricketts as Hank Johnson (seasons 4, 6)
  • Crystal Bublé as Billie (seasons 5, 6)
  • Bryan Genesse as Dan (seasons 5, 6)
  • Brenda James as Sonia Parker (season 6)
  • Adrian Holmes as Dr. Ben Wilson (seasons 6, 7)
  • Chilton Crane as Wanda Harper (seasons 6, 7)
  • Michael Rogers as Chief Wilcox (seasons 6, 7)
  • JR Bourne as Paul Deeds (season 7)

Development and production[edit]

Cold Squad was originally conceived in 1995 as a one-hour series for the Lifetime channel in the United States.[5] Baton Broadcasting became involved in its development in November 1995. Lifetime, however, backed out in mid-1996 and in 1997 the producers partnered with Alliance Atlantis.[6][7]

At the time Cold Squad was developed, the production of television series in Vancouver was heavily dominated by programs made for the United States. When Cold Squad was greenlit it became the first one-hour dramatic series for Canadian television to be produced out of Vancouver.[8][2]

After Baton committed to local production of the series, the producers reached an agreement with Canadian labor union ACFC West to cut the cost of labor on 13 episodes by $225,000 (CAD). With this concession, the overall budget to produce the first season became approximately $12.5 million (CAD).[9]

An unexpected cash crunch by Telefilm Canada's Equity Investment Program affected the corporation's funding for the series and the original order for 13 episodes was reduced to 11 episodes. Funding was adjusted and both Baton and Alliance Atlantis committed to an increased financial investment in the production of Cold Squad, with the budget per episode at $900,000-plus (CAD). Baton thereafter reoriented its involvement to that of being the series' Canadian broadcaster only. Keatley MacLeod Productions retained 75% copyright ownership and the rights to U.S. distribution, and Alliance Atlantis retained 25% ownership with distribution rights in other international territories.[10][7]

Originally scheduled to start on June 16, 1997,[9] filming on Cold Squad began on July 2, 1997,[2] and the new series' scheduled premiere was changed from September 1997 to January 1998.[10][7]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 11 January 23, 1998 (1998-01-23) April 3, 1998 (1998-04-03)
2 15 September 25, 1998 (1998-09-25) February 19, 1999 (1999-02-19)
3 13 October 22, 1999 (1999-10-22) January 29, 2000 (2000-01-29)
4 20 October 6, 2000 (2000-10-06) April 21, 2001 (2001-04-21)
5 13 September 29, 2001 (2001-09-29) March 2, 2002 (2002-03-02)
6 13 September 21, 2002 (2002-09-21) February 15, 2003 (2003-02-15)
7 13 September 4, 2004 (2004-09-04) June 4, 2005 (2005-06-04)

Broadcast[edit]

Cold Squad premiered in French Canada on Séries+ as Brigade spéciale,[11][12] on January 23, 1998.

Due to CTV's sporadic scheduling of the final season, the last episodes of the series initially premiered in their French-dubbed versions on Séries+ in 2004, long before the English versions of those episodes eventually aired on CTV in the Spring of 2005 as part of a "crime time" block on Saturday nights.

Within Canada, reruns of Cold Squad aired on Showcase.[13] They were seen intermittently on cable specialty channel Mystery TV,[14][15][16] and also on bravo.[17][18][19]

In 2005, Program Partners/Sony Pictures Television announced that it had acquired the U.S. syndication rights and began airing the show in the United States beginning in September 2006. Cold Squad aired on digital cable channel Sleuth in the U.S. in 2009. The series was then broadcast on digital television networks, such as Tuff TV.[20][21] It began airing on Retro TV in 2011.[22][23] My Family TV added Cold Squad to its roster of programs in 2011[24] and continued to carry the series after rebranding as The Family Channel.[25]

Intellectual property controversy[edit]

When U.S. television network CBS announced the premiere of Cold Case for its 2003/2004 schedule, John Doyle of The Globe and Mail wrote: "Cold Case...is a new drama about a blond, female cop (played by Kathryn Morris) who tracks down old, cold cases and faces discrimination because she's a woman. It has no connection with Cold Squad, a Canadian series about a blond, female cop who tracks down old, cold cases and faces discrimination because she's a woman."[26] The likeness to Cold Squad was also noted by other Canadian television critics.[27]

The comparison between Cold Squad and Cold Case became compelling when it was revealed that Meredith Stiehm, the creator of Cold Case, had attended seminars on television writing in April 2002 at the Canadian Film Centre and was informed about the concept of Cold Squad during one of the sessions.[28]

The similarities led Cold Squad series creators Matt MacLeod and Julia Keatley to retain intellectual property attorney Carole Handler, of Los Angeles law firm O'Donnell & Schaeffer, to broker talks with Cold Case producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Warner Bros. MacLeod declined to discuss details but said, "We are deeply concerned [about the shows' similarities]...We're taking the appropriate actions." Confirming that written correspondence was proceeding between the producers of the two shows, Handler stated, "We hope to work out the producers' concerns. This is a real issue. My clients are the creators of the original concept." Recourse in the matter included the option of doing nothing, a settlement involving royalties or a format payment, or a lawsuit.[29][30]

CTV acquired the rights to broadcast Cold Case in Canada and added the series to its Fall 2003 schedule,[31][32] at the same time delaying the premiere of the final season of Cold Squad until Fall 2004.[33][34] The network took advantage of the resemblance between the two shows by scheduling both during the same prime time day of the week, promoting the programming as a crime theme night.[35]

During the 18th Gemini Awards, awards host Seán Cullen cheekily echoed a sentiment about CTV bumping Cold Squad off its fall programming in favor of the new American cop show: "Screw you Cold Case. I love Cold Squad."[36]

When Cold Squad went into syndication in the United States the similitude between it and Cold Case raised eyebrows — until American viewers discovered that Cold Squad was the precedent series.[37]

Home media[edit]

Alliance Atlantis released the DVD of Season 1 for Region 1 in Canada only, on September 2, 2003.[38] It became available in the United States in 2009.[39][40] The Region 2 DVD of Season 1 was released in the Netherlands (English audio with Dutch subtitles) by Just Entertainment Bv on March 20, 2012.[41] It became available in the United Kingdom as an import.[42]

The Season 2 DVD for Region 2 was released in the Netherlands (English audio with Dutch subtitles) by Just Entertainment Bv on June 19, 2012.[43] It was made available in the United Kingdom as an import.[44]

Digital distribution of Cold Squad became available in the U.S. as instant streaming on Netflix in 2011.[45] The complete series (98 episodes) was made available as video on demand (VOD) on Hulu in February 2013.[46][47] Amazon Video added Season 1 to its North American library in October 2015,[48] Season 2 in September 2016,[49] and Season 3 in October 2016.[50][51] In the United Kingdom, Amazon Video added Season 2 first to its library in September 2016,[52] followed by Seasons 1 and 3 in October 2016.[53][54][55]

Reception[edit]

In a final season interview with Julie Stewart, media and television columnist Bill Brioux wrote: "Cold Squad has consistently been one of the top-rated Canadian-produced TV shows, despite being booted all over CTV's schedule."[56]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Cold Squad was nominated for 38 Gemini Awards, 49 Leo Awards, one Directors Guild of Canada award, and two Writers Guild of Canada awards during its seven-season run. The series won seven Gemini Awards, including Julie Stewart for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role" (2002), Garry Chalk for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series" (2002 and 2001), and Tamara Craig Thomas for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series" (2001). It won four Leo Awards, including Julie Stewart for "Best Lead Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series" (2003).

Directors Guild of Canada[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result Ref
2004 Outstanding Team Achievement in a Television Series - Drama Gary Harvey (director), Gigi Boyd (production manager), Kevin Leslie (1st assistant director), Harry S. Keith (2nd assistant director), Catou Kearney (location manager), Julie Slater (assistant location manager) for Episode "And The Fury" Nominated [57][58]

Gemini Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result Ref
1998 Best Dramatic Series Seaton McLean, Anne Marie LaTraverse, Julia Keatley, Matt MacLeod, Philip Keatley Nominated [59][60]
1998 Best Direction in a Dramatic Series Anne Wheeler for "Rita Brice" Nominated [59][60]
1998 Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series Christopher Bolton for "Christopher Williams" Nominated [59][60]
1998 Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series Tom McBeath for "Jane Klosky" Nominated [59][60]
1998 Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Julie Stewart for "Amanda Millerd" Nominated [59][60]
1998 Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role Dramatic Series Patti Harras for "Janine Elston" Nominated [59][60]
1998 Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role Dramatic Series Gabrielle Rose for "Rita Brice" Nominated [59][60]
1998 Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role Dramatic Series Lynda Boyd for "Tess" Nominated [59][60]
1999 Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series Morris Panych for "Stanley Caron" Nominated [59]
1999 Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series Timothy Webber for "Chantal LaMorande" Nominated [59]
2000 Best Direction in a Dramatic Series Giles Walker Nominated [59]
2000 Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Julie Stewart Nominated [59]
2000 Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role Dramatic Series Alisen Down for "Dead Beat Walking" Won [59]
2001 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series Gregory Calpakis Nominated [59]
2001 Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series Tim Bissett for "A Good Death" Nominated [59]
2001 Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role Dramatic Series Winston Rekert for "Loyalties" Nominated [59]
2001 Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Julie Stewart Nominated [59]
2001 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series Garry Chalk Won [59]
2001 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series Tamara Craig Thomas for "The Box" Won [59]
2002 Best Dramatic Series Gary Harvey, Suzanne Chapman, Gigi Boyd, Steve Ord, Matt MacLeod, Julia Keatley, Peter Mitchell Nominated [59][61]
2002 Best Direction in a Dramatic Series Bill Corcoran Nominated [59][61]
2002 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series Tamara Craig Thomas for "The Needle and the Debutante" Nominated [59][61]
2002 Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role Dramatic Series Ellie Harvie for "Enough's Enough" Nominated [59][61]
2002 Best Sound in a Dramatic Series Jacqueline Cristianini, Kevin Townsend, Mike Olekshy, Cam Wagner, Kelly Cole, Bill Mellow, Rick Bal for "Enough's Enough" Nominated [59][61]
2002 Best Writing in a Dramatic Series Peter Mitchell for "Personal Politics" Nominated [59][61]
2002 Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Series James Jandrisch for "Enough's Enough" Won [59][62]
2002 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Garry Chalk for "Ambleton" Won [59][62]
2002 Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Julie Stewart Won [59][62]
2003 Best Dramatic Series Julia Keatley, Matt MacLeod, Peter Mitchell, Steve Ord, Gary Harvey, Gigi Boyd, Jon Pilatzke, Nominated [59]
2003 Best Original Music Score for a Dramatic Series James Jandrisch Nominated [59]
2003 Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Matthew Bennett for "True Believers (part II)" Nominated [59]
2003 Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Julie Stewart Nominated [59]
2003 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series Stacy Grant Nominated [59]
2003 Best Sound in a Dramatic Series Jacqueline Cristianini, Kelly Cole, Bill Mellow, Dave Hibbert, Rick Bal, Mike Olekshy, Joe Spivak Nominated [59]
2005 Best Direction in a Dramatic Series Gary Harvey for "And the Fury" Nominated [59]
2005 Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Julie Stewart for "And the Fury" Nominated [59]
2005 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series Sonja Bennett for "Righteous" Nominated [59]
2005 Best Sound in a Dramatic Series Mike Olekshy, Kelly Cole, Jacqueline Cristianini, Joe Spivak, Rick Bal for "And the Fury" Won [59]

Leo Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result Ref
1999 Best Dramatic Series Julia Keatley, Matt MacLeod – Producers Nominated [63]
Best Screenwriting Dramatic Series Matt MacLeod for "Bobby Johnson" Nominated [63]
Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series Laura Finstad Knizhnik for "Chantal LaMorande" Nominated [63]
Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series Ian Weir for "Stanley Caron" Nominated [63]
Best Cinematography in a Dramatic Series Richard Leiterman for "Nancy Seniuk" Nominated [63]
Best Performance By A Male in a Dramatic Series Timothy Webber for "Chantal LaMorande" Won [64]
2000 Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series Charles E. Robichaud for "Deadly Games Part 2" Nominated [65]
Best Overall Sound in a Dramatic Series Shane Humphrey, Real Gauvreau, Kevin Townshend, Kelly Cole, Miguel Nunes for "Death by Intent Part 1" Nominated [65]
Best Musical Score in a Dramatic Series Graeme Coleman for "Dead End" Nominated [65]
Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series Matt MacLeod for "Death by Intent Part 1" Nominated [65]
Best Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series Alisen Down for "Deadbeat Walking" Won [66]
2001 Best Dramatic Series Julia Keatley, Matt MacLeod, Peter Mitchell, Gary Harvey – Producers Nominated [67]
Best Direction in a Dramatic Series Jorge Montesi for "Checkmate" Nominated [67]
Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series Matt MacLeod, James Phillips, Shelley Ericksen, Graham Clegg for "Checkmate" Nominated [67]
Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series James Phillips for "Predator" Nominated [67]
Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series Lisa Jane Robison for "Checkmate" Nominated [67]
Best Overall Sound in a Dramatic Series Real Gauvreau, Bill Mellow, Brad Hillman, Adam Boyd, Kirby Jinnah, Murray Barker, Kelly Cole for "Checkmate" Nominated [67]
Best Performance By A Male in a Dramatic Series Winston Rekert for "Loose Ends, Part 2" Nominated [67]
2002 Best Dramatic Series Julia Keatley, Matt MacLeod, Peter Mitchell, Suzanne Chapman, Steve Ord, Gary Harvey, Gigi Boyd – Producers Nominated [68]
Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series Matt MacLeod for "Enough is Enough" Nominated [68]
Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series Derek Schreyer for "The Needle and the Debutante" Nominated [68]
Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series James Phillips for "The One That Got Away" Nominated [68]
Best Cinematography in a Dramatic Series Stephen Reizes for "The Shed" Nominated [68]
Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series Lisa Robison for "Enough is Enough" Nominated [68]
Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series Lisa Robison for "The Needle and the Debutante" Nominated [68]
Best Overall Sound in a Dramatic Series Rick Bal, Kelly Cole, Bill Mellow, Jacqueline Cristianini, David Hibbert for "Enough is Enough" Nominated [68]
Best Sound Editing in a Dramatic Series Dario DiSanto, Kevin Townshend, Mike Olskshy, Joe Spivak, Jay Cheetham, Cam Wagner for "Enough is Enough" Nominated [68]
Best Musical Score in a Dramatic Series James Jandrisch for "Enough is Enough" Nominated [68]
Best Supporting Performance By A Male in a Dramatic Series Garry Chalk for "Picasso’s Mistake" Nominated [68]
Best Supporting Performance By A Male in a Dramatic Series Gregory Calpakis for "The Nanny" Nominated [68]
Best Supporting Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series Melanie Blackwell for "The Nanny" Nominated [68]
Best Supporting Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series Kerri Smith for "The Needle and the Debutante" Nominated [68]
Best Lead Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series Julie Stewart for "Ambleton" Nominated [68]
2003 Best Direction in a Dramatic Series Shelley Eriksen for "Survivor" Nominated [69]
Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series Peter Mitchell for "Killing Time" Nominated [69]
Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series Robb Watson for "Killing Time" Nominated [69]
Best Musical Score in a Dramatic Series James Jandrisch for "Flamers" Nominated [69]
Best Guest Performance By A Male in a Dramatic Series Christian Bocher for "Survivor" Nominated [69]
Best Guest Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series Erin Wright for "Career Opportunists" Nominated [69]
Best Guest Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series Patricia Harras for Live Fast Die Young" Nominated [69]
Best Supporting Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series Joely Collins for "Live Fast Die Young" Nominated [69]
Best Guest Performance By A Male in a Dramatic Series Brent Stait for "Killing Time" Won [70]
Best Lead Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series Julie Stewart for "Survivor" Won [70]
2004 Best Screenwriting in a Dramatic Series Dave Aitken for "Learning Curve" Nominated [71]
Best Sound Editing in a Dramatic Series Kevin Townshend, Mike Olekshy, Joe Spivak, Jay Cheetham, Jason Mauza for "And the Fury" Nominated [71]
Best Guest Performance By A Male in a Dramatic Series Christopher Shyer for "The Filth" Nominated [71]
Best Guest Performance By A Female in a Dramatic Series Chilton Crane for "The Filth" Nominated [71]
Best Supporting Performance By A Male in a Dramatic Series Tahmoh Penikett for "Learning Curve" Nominated [71]
Best Lead Performance By A Male in a Dramatic Series Matthew Bennett for "Mr. Bad Example" Nominated [71]

Writers Guild of Canada[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result Ref
2000 Drama Series (One Hour) Andrew Rai Berzins for Episode: "Douglas Somerset" Nominated [72]
2002 Drama Series Matt MacLeod, James Phillips, Shelley Eriksen, Graham Clegg Nominated [73]
2003 Drama Series Derek Schreyer Nominated [74]

See also[edit]

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