When the son of a murdered high-school basketball star receives a death threat, Rush and Valens reopen the 1987 case of Herman Lester who was stabbed to death only hours after leading his team to win the state championship.
- Kathryn Morris as Lilly Rush
- Danny Pino as Scotty Valens
- John Finn as John Stillman
- Jeremy Ratchford as Nick Vera
- Thom Barry as Will Jeffries
- Marisol Nichols as Elisa
- Mehcad Brooks as Herman Lester
- Tyrone Burton as Ray Lester
- Tommy Hinkley as Billy Berkenpass Sr. (1987)
- Charles Hoyes as Bobby Lein (2004)
- Jo D. Jonz as Freddie
- Rick Kelly as Billy Berkenpass Jr. (2004)
- James Martin Kelly as Billy Berkenpass Sr. (2004)
- Monnae Michaell as Tanya Williams (2004)
- Kyausha Simpson as Tanya Williams (1987)
- Jamison Haase as Billy Berkenpass Jr. (1987)
- Ray Clay as Announcer
- Mick Orfe as Bobby Lein (1987)
- The ghost of Herman Lester doesn't appear to anyone. Instead, the camera pans to his jersey.
- Aerosmith & Run-D.M.C. "Walk this Way"
- Cameo "Word Up"
- Peter Gabriel "Big Time"
- Mase "Niggaz Wanna Act"
- Salt-N-Pepa "Push It"
- Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush "Don't Give Up"
- Closing Song: Bruce Springsteen "Walk Like a Man"