Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

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Series cast summary:
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 Capt. Frank Furillo (144 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Officer Bobby Hill (144 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Sgt. Mick Belker (144 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Lt. Howard Hunter / ... (144 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Det. Henry Goldblume / ... (144 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Det. Neal Washington (144 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Officer J.D. LaRue / ... (144 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Sgt. Lucy Bates / ... (144 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Officer Andrew Renko / ... (144 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Joyce Davenport / ... (144 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Lt. Ray Calletano / ... (109 episodes, 1981-1987)
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 Officer Joe Coffey (104 episodes, 1981-1986)
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 Fay Furillo (102 episodes, 1981-1986)
Robert Hirschfeld ...
 Leo Schnitz / ... (92 episodes, 1981-1985)
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 Sgt. Phil Esterhaus (71 episodes, 1981-1984)
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 Chief Fletcher Daniels / ... (71 episodes, 1981-1987)
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The original "ensemble drama," this is the story of an overworked, under-staffed police precinct in an anonymous inner city patterned after Chicago. We follow the lives of many characters, from the lowly beat and traffic cops to the captain of the precinct himself. This is the show that blazed the trail followed later by such notable ensemble dramas as "St. Elsewhere" and "L.A. Law." Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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15 January 1981 (USA)  »

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Balada de Hill Street  »

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Series creator Steven Bochco named the show after an area of Pittsburgh, PA, known as "The Hill", near where he went to college at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now known as Carnegie Mellon University). See more »

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During the opening credits when the police cars pull out of the garage, one of them has the overhead light bar on backwards. You can see that the others have the siren speakers between the lights facing front, while one has it facing to the trunk. See more »

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[answering frequent phone calls]
Detective Mick Belker: Belker. Hi, ma.
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After the credits it shows the MTM kitten wearing a policeman's hat to match this show. See more »

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The greatest show ever
14 April 2002 | by (Las Vegas Nevada) – See all my reviews

No one will ever come close to making such a down to earth drama.In any other show, the re-use of actors to play different characters would have never worked. Dennis Franz as both Bennedetto and Norman Buntz is only one of many examples. And for the gentleman who wanted to know the leader of the Shamrocks, it was none other than David Caruso, who was John Kelly in the first season of NYPD Blue. Bochco has many uses for the great actors he comes in contact with, even his own wife!!! Who can forget Faye Furrillo shreiking "Let me tell you something Mister". It is a wonder he slept at night!! I have almost every episode on tape, if someone has them all please contact me Thanks Jacqui


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