Police Story (1973–1977)

TV Series  |   |  Drama, Crime
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 453 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 3 critic

Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 08 Dec 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 18 Sep 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 44 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Police Story" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Police Story (1973–1977)

Police Story (1973–1977) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Police Story.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1  
1978   1977   1976   1975   1974   1973  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cannonball! (1976)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

This is another story of the secret Coast to Coast auto race across America The only rule is, the first to finish is the winner. Naturally, anyone driving 55 isn't going to win. They'll ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bartel
Stars: David Carradine, Bill McKinney, Veronica Hamel
Kojak (1973–1978)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson
Police Woman (1974–1978)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Stars: Angie Dickinson, Earl Holliman, Charles Dierkop
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A group of kids in Brooklyn form a gang. From this moment on they do everything together. This makes things easier but at the same time they have to face new problems.

Directors: Martin Davidson, Stephen Verona
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Perry King
F.I.S.T (1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher his methods become more ruthless and ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle
Mannix (1967–1975)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and police department contact Tobias.

Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood
Capone (1975)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Carver
Stars: Ben Gazzara, Susan Blakely, Harry Guardino
Police Story (1985)
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his good name when the drug lords he is after frame him for the murder of a dirty cop.

Director: Jackie Chan
Stars: Jackie Chan, Maggie Cheung, Brigitte Lin
McMillan & Wife (1971–1977)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Attorney and US Navy vet Stuart "Mac" McMillan is appointed Commissioner of Police for the city of San Francisco. He often handles the very high profile cases personally. Helping him out on... See full summary »

Stars: Rock Hudson, John Schuck, Susan Saint James
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Twenty-something officer Dan Shay operates undercover in the Los Angeles youth scene.

Stars: David Cassidy, Simon Oakland, Wendy Rastattar
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

In New York in the late 60s, a politically motivated group of students plans bombings of company offices who do business with dictators in Middle American countries. But when they contact a... See full summary »

Director: Robert Allen Schnitzer
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Tony Page, Rebecca Grimes
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Directors: Sadhu Kokila, J.G. Krishna, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Thriller Manju, Sudeep, Sadhu Kokila
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Scott Brady ...
 Vinnie / ... (16 episodes, 1973-1977)
Mel Scott ...
 K.T. / ... (10 episodes, 1973-1978)
...
 Bert Jameson / ... (8 episodes, 1973-1976)
...
 Sally Pickle / ... (8 episodes, 1974-1978)
Richard Drout Miller ...
 De Bono / ... (8 episodes, 1973-1976)
...
 Detective Lt. David Harman / ... (7 episodes, 1974-1978)
Shelly Novack ...
 Cop / ... (7 episodes, 1974-1977)
Edit

Storyline

Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though there weren't any real regulars, Don Meredith and Tony LoBianco were often seen throughout the run of the show as detectives Bert Jameson and Tony Calabrese respectively. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Crime

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 September 1973 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Historia policial  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(84 episodes) | (3 episodes) | (8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Several two hour episodes, which includes all season 5 segments and the TV movies Police Story: A Cry for Justice (1979) and Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop (1980), have aired in syndication in two, one-hour segments. See more »

Quotes

Male Police Dispatch Voice: [Closing Lines: Seasons 2-5] Eleven-Mary-Six-Call Station
Female Police Dispatch Voice: Thirteen-Zebra-Five-John-Frank-William-Eight-Nine-Nine
See more »

Connections

Followed by Police Story: The Watch Commander (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Just when is the classic series going to be released on DVD ??
30 July 2006 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Ex-LA police officer Joseph Wambaugh was definitely one hot selling author in the early 1970's (and he still is today !). Many of Wambaugh's sharply written, incisive and confronting novels about the lives of Los Angeles police officers were made into first rate telemovies or major theatrical releases ( "The Onion Field", "The Choir Boys", "The New Centurions", "The Blue Knight" etc ).

"Police Story" was also created by Wambaugh and is arguably one of the finest police drama series ever made for television. It really was the first TV series to develop intense stories about previously untouched issues confronting police officers such as job related stress, marriage break ups, alcoholism, retirement, partner conflicts etc. So many other police drama series in later years such as "Hill St Blues", "Cagney & Lacey", & "NYPD Blue" owe their roots to the ground breaking plots and solid scripts that were the backbone of "Police Story".

Many dynamic actors appeared in this wonderful TV series over its 5 year run including Darren McGavin, Tony Lo Bianco, John Forsythe, Ralph Meeker, Mike Conners & Ricardo Montalban. For those of us who so fondly remember the series, we just have one question.....just when is it coming out on DVD ?? A multi DVD box set covering all five seasons would be warmly welcomed by many TV fans who crave to re-visit this unique and captivating TV series.


16 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Police Story-Video or DVD availability? rockawaydk
Get Out The Vote for Police Story ristile-1
Robbery: 48 Hours wolf5609
vote for police story rtmacp
Don Meredith biography fgoodwin
Loved Dennis Cole!!!!! dataconflossmoor
Discuss Police Story (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?