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Mayor Tom Kane (Character)
from "Boss" (2011)

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Boss: :  -- Watch the second season trailer for the Starz original series "Boss."
Boss: :  -- The official trailer for the Starz series "Boss."
Boss: :  -- After nearly losing his career, his family and his mind, Mayor Tom Kane's (Kelsey Grammer) grip on Chicago is as powerful as ever. With high doses of medication, he's able to beat back the physical symptoms of his debilitating brain disease, but it comes at a cost.
Boss: :  -- Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the female power players of "Boss," including returning cast members Connie Nielsen as Kane’s dutiful but cunning wife Meredith Kane; Hannah Ware as emotionally torn daughter Emma Kane; Kathleen Robertson as former mayoral employee Kitty O’Neil; and Nicole Forester as ideal politician wife turned campaign manager Maggie Zajac, are joined by Sanaa Lathan as Mona Fredricks, Alderman Ross’ strong-willed and politically savvy Chief of Staff.

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Tom Kane started out as a custodian in City Hall then... See more »

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  1. "Boss"
        - True Enough (2012) TV episode, Played by Kelsey Grammer
        - Clinch (2012) TV episode, Played by Kelsey Grammer
        - Consequence (2012) TV episode, Played by Kelsey Grammer
        - The Conversation (2012) TV episode, Played by Kelsey Grammer
        - Backflash (2012) TV episode, Played by Kelsey Grammer
          (13 more)

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From "Boss: Choose (#1.8)" (2011)
Mayor Tom Kane: She didn't die. Chicago PD found her. Did she know what the files were? The ones you leaked to Miller?
Ezra Stone: No.
Mayor Tom Kane: Why did you do it?
Ezra Stone: Because it was no longer tenable. I could no longer abide by the ideas keeping you, keeping us, here in this position.
Mayor Tom Kane: Why?
Ezra Stone: Because it became clear that you were no longer ruling for the good of the city. I've done, we have done, too many terrible things in the course of running matters but I've always known why. It was always in the end because it mattered that we ran the city. Because we were best equipped to provide that which was good for its people. And if elements got in our way, elements that needed to be torn down, I could justify even the most ruthless of measures in how we dealt with them because I knew we were preserving what was good for the city by preserving this. If I could justify the end to myself, my conscience, I could pursue it by any means.
Mayor Tom Kane: What changed?
Ezra Stone: You. You got sick. You're judgements wavering, your decisions no longer justifiable. You began to act out of a sense of pure personal preservation. Stay in place at any cost. I could no longer see the end justifying our means because the only end that matters to you now is you. Your personal survival. I can't abide by that. I can't do what I need to do for you to stay where you are.
Mayor Tom Kane: When did you decide this?
Ezra Stone: Your handling of Cullen. Your denial of his quest for another term was a bad decision. Was personal, emotional, disproportionate.
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