Police Story (1973–1978)

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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 »

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1978   1977   1976   1975   1974   1973  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »
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Scott Brady ...
 Vinnie / ... (16 episodes, 1973-1977)
Mel Scott ...
 K.T. / ... (10 episodes, 1973-1978)
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 Bert Jameson / ... (8 episodes, 1973-1976)
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 Sally Pickle / ... (8 episodes, 1974-1978)
Richard Drout Miller ...
 De Bono / ... (8 episodes, 1973-1976)
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 Detective Lt. David Harman / ... (7 episodes, 1974-1978)
Shelly Novack ...
 Cop / ... (7 episodes, 1974-1977)
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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>

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

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The episodes that served as the pilots for Police Woman (1974) and Joe Forrester (1975) and David Cassidy - Man Undercover (1978) all aired on this show. 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
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Followed by Police Story: The Freeway Killings (1987) See more »

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The Last Great Police Show of the 1970's
12 July 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is one of the great lost treasures in television history. This was one of the few shows of that era that dealt with day to day lives of the average policeman and didn't portray them as super heroes. Much of this had to do with the fact that the man who was responsible for much of the stories was acclaimed novelist Joseph Wambaugh (himself a former Los Angeles police officer). Unfortunately, after this show debuted, it was overshadowed by the likes of "Starsky and Hutch", "The Rookies" and "S.W.A.T". These shows, and others, gave you a very inaccurate portrayal of police life, whereas this one showed police officers as ordinary human beings with the same faults and failings as ordinary people. Too bad this show is not shown in reruns anymore, but luckily we now have shows like "NYPD Blue", "Boomtown" and, of course, the "Law and Order" franchise to carry on the legacy of this lost classic.


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