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Release Date:
23 January 1975 (USA) See more »
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One of the Funniest Police Shows Ever See more »
Plot:
The captain of a city police station and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come to the building. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 43 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A quality series and a real lesson in TV writing See more (27 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 183)

Hal Linden ... Capt. Barney Miller (171 episodes, 1974-1982)

Max Gail ... Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz (170 episodes, 1975-1982)

Ron Glass ... Det. Ron Harris (164 episodes, 1975-1982)

Steve Landesberg ... Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich / ... (124 episodes, 1975-1982)

Ron Carey ... Officer Carl Levitt / ... (121 episodes, 1976-1982)

Jack Soo ... Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana (101 episodes, 1975-1979)
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Series Directed by
Noam Pitlik (102 episodes, 1975-1981)
Danny Arnold (13 episodes, 1975-1982)
Bruce Bilson (10 episodes, 1976-1981)
Lee Bernhardi (8 episodes, 1975-1978)
Max Gail (5 episodes, 1978-1982)
Alex March (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gennaro Montanino (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Hal Linden (3 episodes, 1977-1982)
Jeremiah Morris (3 episodes, 1977)
David Swift (3 episodes, 1977)
Lee Lochhead (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Homer Powell (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Alan Bergmann (2 episodes, 1982)
Tony Sheehan (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Writing credits
Danny Arnold (171 episodes, 1974-1982)
Theodore J. Flicker (171 episodes, 1974-1982)
Tony Sheehan (65 episodes, 1975-1982)
Frank Dungan (48 episodes, 1979-1982)
Jeff Stein (40 episodes, 1979-1981)
Reinhold Weege (34 episodes, 1976-1979)
Chris Hayward (33 episodes, 1975-1978)
Tom Reeder (13 episodes, 1975-1981)
Jeff Stein (10 episodes, 1981-1982)
Arne Sultan (9 episodes, 1975-1976)
Dennis Koenig (9 episodes, 1977-1979)
Nat Mauldin (9 episodes, 1981-1982)
Larry Balmagia (7 episodes, 1977-1978)
Wally Dalton (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Shelley Zellman (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jordan Moffet (7 episodes, 1981-1982)
Lee H. Grant (4 episodes, 1977-1982)
Richard Beban (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
Judith Anne Nielsen (4 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jerry Ross (3 episodes, 1975-1977)
Roland Kibbee (3 episodes, 1977-1981)
Bob Colleary (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
Calvin Kelly (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jim Tisdale (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Sandy Krinski (2 episodes, 1975)
Douglas Wyman (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
Michael Russnow (2 episodes, 1977)
Carol Gary (2 episodes, 1978)
Rich Reinhart (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jaie Brashar (2 episodes, 1979)

Series Produced by
Danny Arnold .... executive producer / producer (170 episodes, 1974-1982)
Roland Kibbee .... executive producer / producer (117 episodes, 1974-1982)
Gary Shaw .... associate producer / co-producer (113 episodes, 1975-1980)
Tony Sheehan .... producer / associate producer (51 episodes, 1977-1980)
Chris Hayward .... producer (35 episodes, 1975-1976)
Reinhold Weege .... producer (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Arne Sultan .... producer (8 episodes, 1975)
Tim Steele .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1975)
Noam Pitlik .... producer (4 episodes, 1979-1980)
Mark Goode .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1975)

Frank Dungan .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Jack Elliott (106 episodes, 1974-1980)
Allyn Ferguson (106 episodes, 1974-1980)
 
Series Cinematography by
George Spiro Dibie (72 episodes, 1978-1982)

Steve Schein (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Laurence Merrill (64 episodes, 1977-1980)
Paul Schatzkin (53 episodes, 1975-1978)
Christin Hardman (48 episodes, 1977-1980)
Fred Golan (44 episodes, 1975-1977)
Richard Schwadel (34 episodes, 1977-1979)
John Rubin (23 episodes, 1978-1979)
Linda Henry (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Rodger Klein (3 episodes, 1977)
Hal Collins (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Casting by
Beth Uffner (28 episodes, 1975-1976)
Lori Openden (27 episodes, 1976-1977)
Eleanor Ross (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jerold Franks (21 episodes, 1977-1978)
Harriet B. Helberg (19 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tricia Rosenbaum (6 episodes, 1979)
Joanna E. Aldrich (5 episodes, 1979)
Ramsay King (2 episodes, 1975)

Cody Ewell (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
John C. Mula (124 episodes, 1975-1980)
Kenneth A. Reid (3 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Edward J. McDonald (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Costume Design by
Barbara Murphy (44 episodes, 1976-1980)
Al Lehman (35 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Joe Blasco .... makeup artist (164 episodes, 1974-1982)
Mike Ragan .... makeup artist / hair stylist (62 episodes, 1976-1980)
Paulette Pennington .... hair stylist (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Mary Spina .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jerry Cash .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1975)
Bud Keats .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Production Management
Jordan P. Davis .... executive in charge of production / unit production manager (126 episodes, 1975-1980)
Hal Danforth .... unit manager / unit production manager / ... (40 episodes, 1977-1979)
Don Richetta .... post-production supervisor (39 episodes, 1975-1977)
Ed Rossi .... unit manager / unit production manager (29 episodes, 1975-1977)
John Rea .... unit manager (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Perry L. Krauss .... post-production supervisor (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joe Neary .... unit manager (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Gary Shaw .... unit manager (11 episodes, 1975)
Willie Geiger .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chester Jackson .... associate director / second unit director / ... (37 episodes, 1978-1980)
Jeff Melman .... associate director (32 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jerry Markus .... associate director (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
Don Corvan .... associate director (21 episodes, 1975-1976)
Lee Bernhardi .... associate director (10 episodes, 1975)
Franklin Melton .... associate director (3 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Art Department
David Tait .... unit property master / property master / ... (100 episodes, 1975-1980)
Edward J. McDonald .... assistant art director (11 episodes, 1975)
Richard L. Casady .... unit property master (8 episodes, 1978-1980)
R.A. Smith .... unit property master (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Sound Department
Bill Smay .... audio (41 episodes, 1978-1980)
Art DuPont .... audio (26 episodes, 1975-1976)
Norm Schwartz .... sound (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
Rich Jacob .... audio (10 episodes, 1978)
Ron Cronkhite .... audio / sound (8 episodes, 1975-1977)
Ethan Bush .... audio / sound (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Jimmy Carr .... audio (3 episodes, 1975)
Doug Nelson .... audio (3 episodes, 1977-1978)

John Speak .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
George Spiro Dibie .... lighting consultant (126 episodes, 1975-1980)
Ron Brooks .... camera operator (70 episodes, 1975-1979)
Grant Velie .... lighting director / lighting technician (50 episodes, 1975-1977)
Warren Cress .... camera operator (44 episodes, 1975-1980)
John Appelroth .... lighting director / lighting technician (43 episodes, 1977-1980)
Noel Newman .... camera operator / assistant camera (42 episodes, 1976-1978)
Chester Jackson .... camera operator (40 episodes, 1975-1977)
Jim Balden .... camera operator (38 episodes, 1975-1979)
Steve Schein .... camera operator / video (36 episodes, 1978-1980)
Richard Engstrom .... video (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jim Angel .... camera operator (21 episodes, 1975-1978)
Sam Potter .... video (21 episodes, 1976-1978)
Keith Winikoff .... video (17 episodes, 1975-1976)
Herbert Weiss .... video operator / video (14 episodes, 1975-1977)
Richard Hissong .... video (12 episodes, 1978-1979)
Jim Smith .... video (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bud Hendricks .... video (10 episodes, 1975)
Bud Holland .... camera operator (9 episodes, 1975-1976)
John Lee .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gene Redington .... video (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bill Philbin .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1978)
Jack Denton .... lighting director / lighting technician / ... (6 episodes, 1975-1979)
Joe Talosi .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1978-1980)
Art LaCombe .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1979)
Sal Folino .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1975-1979)
Herm Falk .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Hugh Dilonardo .... video (4 episodes, 1978)
Larry Brotzler .... video (2 episodes, 1975)
Ed Payne .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1975)
Michael Stich .... video (2 episodes, 1975)
Dale Walsh .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1977-1979)
Don Langford .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1978)
Bill Scott .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Murphy .... wardrobe / costumes (40 episodes, 1977-1979)
 
Series Editorial Department
Homer Powell .... supervising editor / editorial supervisor / ... (100 episodes, 1975-1980)
Perry L. Krauss .... post-production supervisor / post production supervisor (39 episodes, 1977-1979)
Linda Henry .... post-production coordinator / post-production assistant (37 episodes, 1977-1979)
Tricia Rosenbaum .... post-production coordinator (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Ken Giorgi .... post-production coordinator (13 episodes, 1975)
John F. Schreyer .... supervising editor (13 episodes, 1975)
Marjorie Abrahams .... post-production coordinator (13 episodes, 1977)
Fred Golan .... assembly supervisor (10 episodes, 1977)
Don Richetta .... post production supervisor (8 episodes, 1977)
Ken Zemke .... editorial supervisor (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Music Department
Jack Elliott .... composer: theme music (170 episodes, 1975-1982)
Allyn Ferguson .... composer: theme music (170 episodes, 1975-1982)
 
Series Other crew
Noble Moore .... technical director (140 episodes, 1975-1982)
Cherryll Bider .... production assistant (74 episodes, 1977-1980)
Ruth Siroonian .... production auditor (71 episodes, 1977-1980)
Shirley Alberti .... assistant to producer / associate to producer / ... (70 episodes, 1975-1978)
Paul Glanzman .... technical adviser / technical advisor (58 episodes, 1974-1982)
Ed Duzik .... stage manager / story editor (56 episodes, 1975-1980)
Susan Beavers .... production assistant (52 episodes, 1975-1977)
Lee H. Grant .... stage manager / story editor (46 episodes, 1978-1980)
Darrell Gentry .... studio supervisor (40 episodes, 1975-1977)
Bud Untiedt .... engineering supervisor (39 episodes, 1975-1979)
Gary Shaw .... stage manager (31 episodes, 1975-1978)
James Woodworth .... stage manager (31 episodes, 1975-1978)
Lee Fairchild .... stage manager (30 episodes, 1975-1978)
Rick Feuchter .... studio supervisor (30 episodes, 1977-1978)
Horace Scott .... engineering supervisor (26 episodes, 1976-1978)
Tony Sheehan .... story editor / script editor (23 episodes, 1976-1977)
Jeff Melman .... stage manager (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
Reinhold Weege .... story editor (22 episodes, 1977-1978)
Kathy Wolf .... assistant to producer (22 episodes, 1978-1979)
Tony Neely .... studio supervisor (22 episodes, 1979-1980)
Lori Openden .... production assistant (17 episodes, 1975-1976)
John McElveney .... studio supervisor (16 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ernie Buttelman .... technical director (15 episodes, 1975)
Frank Dungan .... story editor (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
Jeff Stein .... story editor (15 episodes, 1979-1980)
Frank Dandridge .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to producer (14 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jerry Blumenthal .... stage manager (11 episodes, 1975-1978)
Shirley Stein .... production assistant / assistant to producer (11 episodes, 1975)
Jim Wycoff .... studio supervisor (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Bud Molin .... post production executive (10 episodes, 1975)
Don Corvan .... stage manager (9 episodes, 1975)
Lee Jordan .... engineering supervisor (8 episodes, 1978-1979)
Terry Baldwin .... assistant to producer (6 episodes, 1975)
Bob Gabrielson .... engineering supervisor (6 episodes, 1976-1978)
Jeanine Fox .... engineering supervisor (6 episodes, 1979)
John Wilson .... engineering supervisor (5 episodes, 1978)
Gus Dato .... engineering supervisor (4 episodes, 1975-1978)
Tim Steele .... production consultant (4 episodes, 1975)
Christopher Cookson .... engineering supervisor (4 episodes, 1978)
William F. Wallace .... engineering supervisor (4 episodes, 1978)
Fred D'Aguilar .... technical director (4 episodes, 1979-1982)
Franklin Melton .... stage manager (3 episodes, 1977)
Ted Jakubanis .... technical manager (3 episodes, 1979-1980)
Donna Newberry .... studio supervisor (3 episodes, 1979)
Dick Amos .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1975)
Selig Frank .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1975)
Lila Garrett .... executive story consultant (2 episodes, 1975)
Lee Lochhead .... assistant to producer (2 episodes, 1975)
John Westbrook .... technical director (2 episodes, 1975)
Jennifer Cobb .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gene Lukowski .... technical director (2 episodes, 1978)
Burt Schwartz .... technical manager (2 episodes, 1980)
 

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30 min (170 episodes)
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Thirteen episodes showed scenes outside of the police station: Ramon, Graft, The Stakeout, Hair, The Hero, Grand Hotel, Fish, Wojo's Girl part 2, Contempt parts 1 & 2, Chinatown parts 1 & 2, and Eviction part 2.See more »
Quotes:
Barney Miller:[searching the files for a bombing suspect] Who else you got?
Yemana:[looks at file folder] Sheldon "Boom-Boom" Hockster.
Barney Miller:"Boom-Boom"?
Yemana:You'd be amazed at how many of these guys are named "Boom-Boom".
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44 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
A quality series and a real lesson in TV writing, 27 December 1999
Author: Surfer-23 from Minneapolis

"Barney Miller" was a show that changed dramatically during the course of its run, despite the fact that its plot, setting, and basic cast remained the same.

The show dealt with a detective squad at a precinct house in New York City and the often strange people from the community who went in and out their door. At the beginning of the series, the pace was fast and the comedy a bit "loud," and the emphasis was on one-liners and quirkiness rather than on real characters. Barney was the captain of the precinct, very put-upon and overworked, but nevertheless always wise and friendly. Wojo was the well-meaning detective who was a bit lacking in smarts. Harris was funny, fashion-conscious, and cool, while Yemana was much more introverted, though he would also provide the occasional witty commentary. Fish was the old man on the verge of retirement who had more ailments than you could imagine. Chano was perhaps the most "normal" of the bunch after Barney, and always tried to have a positive outlook despite being constantly exposed to the less inspiring side of life.

The detectives were racially mixed, which, at the show's inception, would occasionally provide for some comedy, though ethnic humor was largely dispensed with after the first season. Other detectives came and went after an episode or two, especially during the very early years.

By the end of the run, the pace of the show had slowed down somewhat. The precinct house was now very leisurely for a police station in Manhattan. Conversations became more relaxed as well, and you got the idea that the directors were trying to show human interaction as it often was, with people thinking before they spoke. The dialog became wittier and the characterization much more subtle. Barney was now more of a real person, the pressures of life seemingly affecting him more, and he would even get a bit frustrated with his immediate underlings. Harris, with whom Barney now clashed from time to time, had become successful financially and was becoming more attuned to the cultural side of things. He had developed into something of a snob, and was also less and less interested in police work as the series went on. Chano had moved on early, Fish retired (and had briefly had his own show), and the actor who played Yemana died, inspiring a half-hour tribute to actor Jack Soo by the rest of the cast. Dietrich was Fish's replacement, and was the intellectual of the group (one Monday morning he chit-chatted about how he had gone to the Goethe Festival over the weekend). His (often in-depth) knowledge on every conceivable subject was an extreme nuisance to Harris, but proved helpful to Barney in official matters. Wojo, by the end of the run, was no longer the loud, sex-driven brute he had been before, but rather a soulful and sensitive person, prompting Harris, in one of the show's great inside jokes, to proclaim in the final episode: "He is so MUCH improved!"

Popping in occasionally was Inspector Luger, Barney's immediate superior, a man who yearned for the old days of police work, when men were men (and died like men) and there wasn't all this "concern" for the suspect. Though Luger never changed, Barney's reaction to him did: where he once considered him as an amusing relic from the past of the city's police force, he later saw him as dangerously out of touch and a potential threat to police-civilian relations. And he turned out to be just that: at a protest by Hasidic Jews at the station house, Luger suggested that they all disperse, go home and "take a shave." The protest immediately turned into a riot.

The obsequious Officer Carl Levitt became a regular after a few seasons, always trying to become a detective, but continually rejected, apparently because of his height. And every once in a while there was a visit from Lt. Scanlon of Internal Affairs, who delighted in the hunt and, especially, the smell of blood.

Almost all the action during the run of the show took place in the squad room (which contained a single jail cell) and Barney's adjoining office. Despite the fact that the squad seemed very small considering its location (not to mention not very busy!), the viewer got the feeling that he was really in a run-down precinct house. The office was cramped, and the furniture old and in dire need of replacement. Papers and files lay around for so long that you actually got used to them being where they were, and the advertisement for boxing posted on the wall next to the stairs seems never to have been updated in seven years.

"Barney Miller," during its run, became a literate, well-written show with interesting characters and story lines. In its later years it unfortunately suffered from "social-cause-of-the-week" syndrome, à la Lou Grant, but it also knew when it was taking itself just a little too seriously, and the episode would often allow a well-timed and witty remark by Dietrich to lighten the atmosphere a bit.

"Barney Miller" is highly recommended, especially in daily reruns, where you can see its steady development into a fine television series.

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