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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
25 September 1973 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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(34 articles)
User Reviews:
Bold and Innovative casting against type See more (14 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 461)
Scott Brady ... Vinnie / ... (16 episodes, 1973-1977)
Mel Scott ... K.T. / ... (10 episodes, 1973-1978)

Don Meredith ... Bert Jameson / ... (8 episodes, 1973-1976)

Joe Santos ... Sally Pickle / ... (8 episodes, 1974-1978)
Richard Drout Miller ... De Bono / ... (8 episodes, 1973-1976)

Dane Clark ... Detective Lt. David Harman / ... (7 episodes, 1974-1978)
Shelly Novack ... Cop / ... (7 episodes, 1974-1977)
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Series Directed by
Virgil W. Vogel (9 episodes, 1973-1978)
Barry Crane (8 episodes, 1973-1976)
Richard Benedict (8 episodes, 1973-1975)
Alexander Singer (8 episodes, 1975-1977)
Michael O'Herlihy (7 episodes, 1975-1977)
Gary Nelson (5 episodes, 1974-1976)
Robert L. Collins (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Alex March (4 episodes, 1974-1975)
Lee H. Katzin (4 episodes, 1975-1978)
Don Medford (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Barry Shear (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Corey Allen (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
E. Arthur Kean (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Edward M. Abroms (2 episodes, 1973-1975)
Marvin J. Chomsky (2 episodes, 1973)
Bob Kelljan (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Alf Kjellin (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jerry London (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Seymour Robbie (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Writing credits
E. Jack Neuman (95 episodes, 1973-1978)
Joseph Wambaugh (95 episodes, 1973-1978)
E. Arthur Kean (11 episodes, 1973-1978)
Mark Rodgers (11 episodes, 1973-1978)
Sy Salkowitz (9 episodes, 1973-1975)
Robert L. Collins (8 episodes, 1973-1975)
Sean Baine (6 episodes, 1974-1977)
Shel Willens (5 episodes, 1974-1977)
Jerrold L. Ludwig (5 episodes, 1974-1975)
Don Ingalls (4 episodes, 1973-1975)
Rick Kelbaugh (4 episodes, 1975-1977)
Ed Waters (4 episodes, 1975-1977)
Michael Mann (4 episodes, 1976-1978)
Michael Donovan (3 episodes, 1973-1977)
Larry Brody (3 episodes, 1975-1978)
John Sacret Young (3 episodes, 1976-1977)
Eric Bercovici (3 episodes, 1976)
Leonardo Bercovici (2 episodes, 1974-1976)
David Korn (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Harold Medford (2 episodes, 1976)

Stephen Downing (unknown episodes)
Jack Hanrahan (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
David Gerber .... executive producer / producer (95 episodes, 1973-1978)
Stanley Kallis .... executive producer / producer (63 episodes, 1973-1976)
Christopher Morgan .... associate producer / producer (43 episodes, 1973-1975)
Liam O'Brien .... producer (43 episodes, 1975-1977)
Mel Swope .... co-producer / producer / ... (29 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jay Daniel .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1975-1976)
Carl Pingitore .... producer (21 episodes, 1975-1976)
Philip D. Fehrle .... associate producer (14 episodes, 1974-1975)
Larry Brody .... producer (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Arthur Hilton .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Parke Perine .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Original Music by
Richard Markowitz (34 episodes, 1973-1978)
Richard Shores (23 episodes, 1973-1978)
Jerry Goldsmith (16 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robert Drasnin (9 episodes, 1973-1976)
John Carl Parker (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Jack Elliott (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Allyn Ferguson (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
 
Series Cinematography by
Emmett Bergholz (90 episodes, 1973-1978)
Robert L. Morrison (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ric Waite (2 episodes, 1973)
 
Series Film Editing by
David Wages (33 episodes, 1973-1978)
Arthur Hilton (28 episodes, 1973-1977)
Richard Van Enger Jr. (11 episodes, 1973-1977)
Patrick Kennedy (11 episodes, 1974-1976)
Richard C. Meyer (5 episodes, 1973-1974)
Hugh Chaloupka (2 episodes, 1974)
Melvin Shapiro (2 episodes, 1975)
Ronald LaVine (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Casting by
Al Onorato (64 episodes, 1973-1976)
Sally Powers (26 episodes, 1973-1978)
Diane Lomond (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ross Bellah (93 episodes, 1973-1978)
Robert Peterson (92 episodes, 1973-1978)
Edwin O'Donovan (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel (87 episodes, 1973-1977)
David Horowitz (85 episodes, 1973-1977)
Lloyd A. Linnean (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor (94 episodes, 1973-1978)
Sharleen Rassi .... key hair stylist (72 episodes, 1974-1978)
Louis Phillipi .... makeup supervisor (12 episodes, 1976-1977)

Dave Grayson .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Robert J. Anderson .... unit production manager (29 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jay Daniel .... unit production manager (25 episodes, 1975-1976)
Richard Learman .... unit production manager (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Chris Christenberry .... unit production manager (10 episodes, 1973)
Ken Swor .... unit production manager (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
John Anderson Jr. .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Anderson Jr. .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1973-1978)
Jay Daniel .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1973-1975)
Carl Olsen .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1975-1976)
Robert J. Koster .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Learman .... assistant director (9 episodes, 1975-1976)
Robert Dijoux .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jack Cunningham .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1973)
Rusty Meek .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1974)
James Ragan .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
William J. Hole Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1977-1978)

Lindsley Parsons III .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Kalai Strode .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Sandy Dvore .... graphic artist / graphic art (90 episodes, 1973-1978)
Irving Goldfarb .... property master (14 episodes, 1976-1978)
Earl W. Huntoon Jr. .... property master (12 episodes, 1976-1977)
Earl Gawthorpe .... property master (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
Richard Valesko .... property master (7 episodes, 1975-1976)
Philip Calhoun .... property master (2 episodes, 1976)
Bill Bates .... property master (2 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Sound Department
Martin Raymond Bolger .... production mixer / sound mixer (5 episodes, 1976-1978)
Don Crosby .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Thomas Causey .... production mixer (3 episodes, 1978)
Lee Chaney .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1978)
Doug Grindstaff .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Mark Dennis .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Special Effects by
Bill Balles .... special effects (18 episodes, 1976-1977)
Harold Harrison .... special effects (8 episodes, 1977-1978)

Chuck Gaspar .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Richard E. Butler .... stunt coordinator (23 episodes, 1976-1978)
Craig R. Baxley .... stunt driver (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt performer / stunt double: Edward Albert (3 episodes, 1973-1975)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (3 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 1974-1977)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (2 episodes, 1976-1977)

Denny Arnold .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bob Herron .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Larry Holt .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Don Pike .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rick Sawaya .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Dick Warlock .... stunts (unknown episodes)
James Winburn .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Don Marshall .... electrical gaffer / gaffer (49 episodes, 1975-1978)
Bill Fleming .... key grip (29 episodes, 1976-1978)
John Hussey .... camera operator (27 episodes, 1976-1978)
Henry Polito .... key grip (20 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Casting Department
Renée Valente .... casting executive (65 episodes, 1973-1976)
Al Onorato .... casting supervisor (29 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Grady Hunt .... wardrobe selector (24 episodes, 1976-1978)

Jerry Herrin .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Abe Lincoln Jr. .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1973)
Arthur Hilton .... editorial consultant (1 episode, 1977)
 
Series Music Department
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: theme music (94 episodes, 1973-1978)
Sam E. Levin .... music editor (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Transportation Department
Jack Carpenter .... driver: camera car (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Joseph Wambaugh .... production consultant / technical consultant (87 episodes, 1973-1977)
Liam O'Brien .... executive story consultant (85 episodes, 1973-1977)
Larry K. Johnson .... script supervisor (49 episodes, 1975-1978)
Ed Waters .... executive story consultant (43 episodes, 1975-1977)
Mark Rodgers .... executive story consultant (42 episodes, 1973-1975)
Louis H. Goldstein .... production coordinator (36 episodes, 1973-1977)
Mary Eagle .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (29 episodes, 1976-1978)
Michael Looney .... location coordinator (23 episodes, 1975-1977)
Buck Edwards .... location coordinator (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
Luther James .... assistant to producer (10 episodes, 1974)
Larry Brody .... executive story consultant (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Tom Reddin .... production consultant (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Calvin Clements Jr. .... script consultant (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Elaine MacArthur .... location coordinator (4 episodes, 1978)

Norman Marck .... director trainee (unknown episodes)
 

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USA:60 min (84 episodes) | 90 min (3 episodes) | 120 min (8 episodes)
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Trivia:
Several two hour episodes, which includes all season 5 segments and the TV movies Police Story: A Cry for Justice (1979) (TV) and Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop (1980) (TV), 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
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Bold and Innovative casting against type, 17 September 2006
Author: stevenpwyner from United States

Police Story was a bold and innovative concept for television police drama. It was perhaps the first police drama to portray cops as real humans with human frailties. There was not a smooth script with the sense that everything was under control. There was always an edge that something might go wrong and be irreparable by the end of the show. Its strengths were the revolving collection of actors from week to week. It often took well known type casted actors such as Martin Milnor as Pete Malloy,Adam 12 Hugh O'Brien as Wyatte Earp, and others and played them against type as the so clean appearing cops they were used to playing. That casting against type could make even a lack luster episode interesting.

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