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Hill Street Blues: Season 3: Episode 22 -- Belker and LaRue learn that Washington was set up by someone in the station house; the long overdue cash payroll is hijacked; Joyce meets a really nice purse snatcher; and Furillo finds Jesus Martinez behind bars.
Hill Street Blues: Season 3: Episode 22 -- Belker and LaRue learn that Washington was set up by someone in the station house.
Hill Street Blues: Season 3: Episode 21 -- Washington goes undercover on Benedetto's loan shark scheme; Hill and Renko, desperate for cash since the payroll talks are stalled, find a suitcase full of temptation; and LaRue tries to clean up in the body parts pool for the missing Buddy Genett.
Hill Street Blues: Season 3: Episode 20 -- The brutal Benedetto comes to the Hill on a loan sharking assignment; Furillo and Goldblume question a murder suspect who may have multiple personalities.

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Writers:
Steven Bochco (created by)
Michael Kozoll (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Release Date:
15 January 1981 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 56 wins & 108 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Grrrrrrrrrrrr!! This was Chicago by the way!! See more (35 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 16 of 548)

Daniel J. Travanti ... Capt. Frank Furillo (144 episodes, 1981-1987)

Michael Warren ... Officer Bobby Hill (144 episodes, 1981-1987)

Bruce Weitz ... Sgt. Mick Belker (144 episodes, 1981-1987)

James Sikking ... Lt. Howard Hunter / ... (144 episodes, 1981-1987)

Joe Spano ... Det. Henry Goldblume / ... (144 episodes, 1981-1987)

Taurean Blacque ... Det. Neal Washington (144 episodes, 1981-1987)

Kiel Martin ... Officer J.D. LaRue / ... (144 episodes, 1981-1987)

Betty Thomas ... Sgt. Lucy Bates / ... (144 episodes, 1981-1987)

Charles Haid ... Officer Andrew Renko (144 episodes, 1981-1987)

Veronica Hamel ... Joyce Davenport / ... (144 episodes, 1981-1987)

René Enríquez ... Lt. Ray Calletano / ... (109 episodes, 1981-1987)

Ed Marinaro ... Officer Joe Coffey (104 episodes, 1981-1986)

Barbara Bosson ... Fay Furillo (103 episodes, 1981-1986)
Robert Hirschfeld ... Leo Schnitz / ... (93 episodes, 1981-1985)

Michael Conrad ... Sgt. Phil Esterhaus (71 episodes, 1981-1984)

Jon Cypher ... Chief Fletcher Daniels / ... (71 episodes, 1981-1987)
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Series Directed by
Gregory Hoblit (14 episodes, 1981-1985)
Christian I. Nyby II (12 episodes, 1983-1987)
David Anspaugh (10 episodes, 1981-1983)
Rick Wallace (10 episodes, 1983-1985)
Thomas Carter (9 episodes, 1982-1984)
John Patterson (9 episodes, 1985-1987)
Georg Stanford Brown (7 episodes, 1981-1986)
Gabrielle Beaumont (7 episodes, 1983-1986)
Robert Butler (6 episodes, 1981)
Scott Brazil (6 episodes, 1984-1986)
Jeff Bleckner (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
Stan Lathan (5 episodes, 1985-1987)
Randa Haines (4 episodes, 1981-1983)
Arthur Allan Seidelman (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Ben Bolt (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Don Weis (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Corey Allen (3 episodes, 1981-1984)
Arnold Laven (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Alexander Singer (3 episodes, 1983-1985)
Dale White (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bill Duke (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
John D. Hancock (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Writing credits
Steven Bochco (144 episodes, 1981-1987)
Michael Kozoll (144 episodes, 1981-1987)
Jeffrey Lewis (84 episodes, 1981-1987)
David Milch (69 episodes, 1982-1987)
Michael I. Wagner (42 episodes, 1982-1987)
Anthony Yerkovich (37 episodes, 1981-1983)
Mark Frost (29 episodes, 1982-1985)
Jacob Epstein (19 episodes, 1984-1986)
Karen Hall (16 episodes, 1982-1984)
Roger Director (12 episodes, 1984-1985)
Robert Ward (11 episodes, 1985-1987)
Walon Green (11 episodes, 1985-1986)
Elia Katz (9 episodes, 1984-1985)
Dick Wolf (8 episodes, 1985-1986)
Robert Crais (3 episodes, 1981)
David Stenn (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Jonathan Lemkin (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
John Romano (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Lee David Zlotoff (2 episodes, 1981)
Peter Silverman (2 episodes, 1983-1987)
Dennis Cooper (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Darrell Ray (2 episodes, 1983)
Alan Toy (2 episodes, 1983)
Steve Bello (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
David Black (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jerry Patrick Brown (2 episodes, 1986)
Terry Curtis Fox (2 episodes, 1986)
Robert Schlitt (2 episodes, 1986)
Christian Williams (2 episodes, 1987)

Series Produced by
Scott Brazil .... supervising producer / producer / ... (114 episodes, 1981-1986)
Gregory Hoblit .... co-executive producer / supervising producer / ... (98 episodes, 1981-1985)
Steven Bochco .... executive producer (94 episodes, 1981-1985)
Jeffrey Lewis .... producer / executive producer (89 episodes, 1983-1987)
David Milch .... co-producer / co-executive producer / ... (67 episodes, 1984-1987)
Ellen S. Pressman .... associate producer (60 episodes, 1983-1986)
David Anspaugh .... producer / associate producer (52 episodes, 1981-1983)
David J. Latt .... associate producer / co-producer (44 episodes, 1982-1984)
Michael Vittes .... producer / supervising producer (44 episodes, 1985-1987)
Anthony Yerkovich .... supervising producer / producer (38 episodes, 1981-1983)
Penny Adams .... coordinating producer / producer (36 episodes, 1985-1987)
Sascha Schneider .... producer (22 episodes, 1983-1984)
Walon Green .... co-producer (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
James C. Hart .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
John Litvack .... co-executive producer (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jeff Melvoin .... co-executive producer (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Michael Kozoll .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1981)
Steve Bello .... co-producer (11 episodes, 1986-1987)
Robert Ward .... co-producer (9 episodes, 1987)
Robert Schlitt .... co-producer (8 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Original Music by
Mike Post (140 episodes, 1981-1987)
 
Series Cinematography by
Jack Whitman (66 episodes, 1984-1987)
John C. Flinn III (46 episodes, 1981-1984)
William Cronjager (27 episodes, 1981-1982)
Terry K. Meade (3 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ray Daniels (24 episodes, 1981-1985)
David Rosenbloom (15 episodes, 1981-1982)
Joe Ann Fogle (15 episodes, 1983-1985)
David Saxon (12 episodes, 1983-1985)
A. David Marshall (10 episodes, 1981-1983)
Christopher Nelson (10 episodes, 1985-1987)
David Solomon (9 episodes, 1984-1985)
Paul Dixon (7 episodes, 1986)
Andrew Chulack (6 episodes, 1981-1982)
Charles Bornstein (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jonathan Pontell (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
Clay Bartels (5 episodes, 1981)
Tom Stevens (5 episodes, 1981)
Geoffrey Rowland (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Robert A. Ferretti (5 episodes, 1987)
David Handman (4 episodes, 1985-1986)
Susan B. Browdy (3 episodes, 1986)
Susan Heick (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Casting by
Lori Openden (60 episodes, 1981-1984)
Sally Powers (42 episodes, 1985-1987)
Simon Ayer (23 episodes, 1984-1985)
Geri Windsor (14 episodes, 1981)
Deborah Rosen (3 episodes, 1981)
April Webster (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ned Parsons (89 episodes, 1983-1987)
Jeffrey L. Goldstein (48 episodes, 1981-1983)
 
Series Set Decoration by
James Cane (54 episodes, 1981-1983)
Gregory Garrison (44 episodes, 1985-1987)
Bruce A. Gibeson (21 episodes, 1984-1985)
Charles Korian (17 episodes, 1983-1984)
Rochelle Moser (5 episodes, 1983)
Marc E. Meyer Jr. (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Makeup Department
Bob Westmoreland .... makeup artist (142 episodes, 1981-1987)
Virginia Kearns .... hair stylist (58 episodes, 1983-1986)
Ellen Powell .... hair stylist (27 episodes, 1981-1982)
Ronald W. Smith .... hair stylist (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
 
Series Production Management
Ted Rich .... post-production supervisor / executive in charge of post-production (143 episodes, 1981-1987)
Bernard Oseransky .... executive in charge of production (88 episodes, 1983-1987)
Sascha Schneider .... unit production manager (55 episodes, 1981-1984)
Abby Singer .... executive in charge of production: MTM Enterprises / executive in charge of production (47 episodes, 1981-1983)
Penny Adams .... unit production manager (44 episodes, 1985-1987)
Daniel Franklin .... production supervisor (37 episodes, 1985-1987)
Burt Bluestein .... unit production manager (23 episodes, 1984-1985)
Cal Naylor .... unit production manager (21 episodes, 1981-1982)
Carol Himes .... production manager (15 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Philbrick .... second assistant director / first assistant director (88 episodes, 1982-1987)
Jim Charleston .... second assistant director / first assistant director (78 episodes, 1983-1987)
Dale White .... second assistant director / first assistant director (73 episodes, 1981-1986)
Herb Adelman .... first assistant director (32 episodes, 1982-1985)
Brenda Kalosh .... second second assistant director (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Babu Subramaniam 'T.R.' .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Martha M. Elcan .... second assistant director (19 episodes, 1985-1986)
Rick Wallace .... first assistant director (18 episodes, 1981-1983)
Stephen Lim .... first assistant director (16 episodes, 1981-1982)
Sam Epstein .... second assistant director (12 episodes, 1981)
Robert Brooks Mendel .... dga trainee (8 episodes, 1986-1987)
Cal Naylor .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 1981)
Conrad Irving .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1983)
Sharon Gerhard .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1986)
Paul Deason .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1981)
Marsha Scarbrough .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1983)
 
Series Art Department
Willie J. Thompson .... property master (142 episodes, 1981-1987)
Dave DeGaetano .... construction coordinator (87 episodes, 1981-1987)
Pat Grande .... construction coordinator (14 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Sound Department
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer (88 episodes, 1982-1985)
Sam Horta .... sound editor (87 episodes, 1981-1985)
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor (78 episodes, 1981-1985)
David John West .... sound effects editor / sound editor (58 episodes, 1981-1984)
Gordon Webb .... cable person (55 episodes, 1981-1983)
Gary Krivacek .... sound editor (34 episodes, 1984-1986)
Dean Vernon .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (23 episodes, 1981-1987)
Ron Horwitz .... sound editor (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Peter Reale .... sound re-recording mixer (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jerelyn J. Harding .... sound editor (18 episodes, 1985-1986)
Sunny Meyer .... production sound mixer (17 episodes, 1984-1985)
Itzhak Magal .... production sound mixer (17 episodes, 1985-1986)
William Shenberg .... sound editor (16 episodes, 1986-1987)
'Fast' Eddie Mahler .... sound / sound mixer (14 episodes, 1981)
Bill Marky .... production sound mixer (14 episodes, 1983-1984)
John T. Reitz .... sound re-recording mixer (13 episodes, 1981)
Eileen Horta .... sound editor (12 episodes, 1984-1985)
Bill Nicholson .... re-recording mixer (8 episodes, 1982-1987)
David Schneiderman .... production sound mixer (8 episodes, 1984)
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist (7 episodes, 1984-1985)
John Asman .... re-recording mixer (5 episodes, 1982-1985)
John 'Pee Wee' Carter .... production sound mixer (5 episodes, 1986)
Petra Bach .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1986)
Constance A. Kazmer .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1986)
Michael C. Moore .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1981)
Robert Gravenor .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
Bill Teague .... production sound mixer (2 episodes, 1984)
Tom Overton .... production sound mixer (2 episodes, 1986)
Rich Steven .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... pyrotechnician (1 episode, 1981)
 
Series Stunts
John Escobar .... assistant stunt coordinator (55 episodes, 1981-1987)
Gene Hartline .... stunts (7 episodes, 1981-1984)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (3 episodes, 1981-1984)
Gardner Doolittle .... stunt actor (3 episodes, 1983)
Richard Epper .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1981-1987)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Patrick Fennell .... camera operator (33 episodes, 1981-1982)
Earl Linder .... key grip (32 episodes, 1981-1982)
Dave Lee .... electrical gaffer / gaffer (30 episodes, 1981-1982)
Andrew M. Costikyan .... director of photography: second unit / photography: second unit (14 episodes, 1981)
John C. Moulds .... first assistant camera (12 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Casting Department
Geri Windsor .... executive in charge of talent (94 episodes, 1982-1987)
Lori Openden .... casting (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Hudson .... costumer: women (143 episodes, 1981-1987)
David Rawley .... costumer: men (110 episodes, 1982-1987)
Robert Harris Jr. .... costumer: men (32 episodes, 1981-1982)
Robert M. Moore .... costumer: men (5 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Editorial Department
Jeff Cahn .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 1983-1984)
Alec Smight .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 1986-1987)
James Rich .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 1981)
Laurie Singer-Wolf .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 1981)
Gloria Gunn .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1981)
Ted Rich .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Music Department
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor (113 episodes, 1981-1986)
Don Sanders .... music editor (25 episodes, 1986-1987)
Jim Weidman .... music editor (13 episodes, 1981)
Mike Post .... composer: theme music (6 episodes, 1981-1985)
Susan Mick .... music editor (4 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver / production driver (31 episodes, 1981-1987)
Gina August .... driver (22 episodes, 1985)
David Price .... transportation coordinator / transportation captain (14 episodes, 1981)
Frank Khoury .... driver (2 episodes, 1981)
 
Series Other crew
Jesse Brewer .... technical advisor (142 episodes, 1981-1987)
Scott Hamilton .... field publicist (127 episodes, 1981-1987)
Marilyn Fiebelkorn .... assistant to the producer / assistant to the producers / ... (98 episodes, 1981-1985)
Michael I. Wagner .... executive story editor / story editor (49 episodes, 1982-1984)
David Milch .... executive story editor / story editor (44 episodes, 1982-1984)
Mark Frost .... executive story editor / story editor (44 episodes, 1983-1985)
Abby Singer .... production consultant / executive in charge of production / ... (40 episodes, 1981-1985)
Jacob Epstein .... executive story editor / story editor (38 episodes, 1984-1986)
Geri Windsor .... executive in charge of talent (35 episodes, 1981-1983)
Jeffrey Lewis .... executive story consultant / story editor (34 episodes, 1981-1983)
David J. Latt .... location manager (32 episodes, 1981-1982)
Melody Rowland .... assistant to the producer / assistant to producers (32 episodes, 1981-1982)
Rich Sephton .... car modifications (29 episodes, 1981-1982)
Karen Hall .... executive story editor / story editor (29 episodes, 1983-1984)
Barton J. Ogburn .... assistant to the producer / assistant to producer (28 episodes, 1981-1982)
Mimi Leder .... script supervisor (27 episodes, 1983-1985)
Judi Brown .... script supervisor (25 episodes, 1984-1987)
Robert Ward .... story editor / executive script consultant (25 episodes, 1985-1987)
Roger Director .... story editor (23 episodes, 1984-1985)
Dick Wolf .... executive script consultant (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
David J. Gascon .... technical advisor (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Terry Curtis Fox .... story editor (19 episodes, 1986-1987)
Michael Kozoll .... creative consultant (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Craig Wyrick-Solari .... production assistant (18 episodes, 1986-1987)
John Romano .... executive story editor / executive script consultant (16 episodes, 1986-1987)
Terri Redman .... assistant to producers / production assistant (15 episodes, 1981)
Gillian Murphy .... script supervisor (15 episodes, 1985-1986)
Mary Jo Ballerini .... production coordinator (14 episodes, 1981)
David Black .... story editor (14 episodes, 1986-1987)
Maria Lease .... script supervisor (13 episodes, 1981-1984)
Sandy Nelson .... script supervisor (12 episodes, 1981)
Robert Crais .... executive story consultant (9 episodes, 1981-1982)
Peter Silverman .... story editor (9 episodes, 1987)
Anthony Yerkovich .... story editor (8 episodes, 1981)
Grace Anne Carter .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1985)
Barbara D. Rosenstock .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (4 episodes, 1981)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle (2 episodes, 1981)
Brad Kern .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1986)
Jonathan Lemkin .... story editor (2 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Thanks
Dominique Dunne .... dedicatee (1 episode, 1982)
Michael Conrad .... in memory of (1 episode, 1983)
 

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60 min (146 episodes)
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Trivia:
LOGO GIMMICK: The MTM kitty wears a police cap after the end credits.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the various characters speak into the radio microphone in their patrol cars, they seldom press the "transmit" switch, and Andy Renko is occasionally seen speaking into the back of the microphone.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Belker:Sit down, dog breath!
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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Grrrrrrrrrrrr!! This was Chicago by the way!!, 19 July 2007
Author: dataconflossmoor from United States

Tough cops are everywhere!! This series did not officially designate a city in which it took place, but, all indications point to "Hill Street Blues" being set in the city of Chicago!! The Old Style beer sign outside one of the bars that the television audience saw during the introduction of the show sort of gave it away!! I loved this show, the cast was a big reason!! Daniel Travanti was extremely likable just by virtue of the fact that he was very faulted!! Veronica Hamel, was the hard working feminist D. A. who attempted to dissect reality, it then became a moot question as to whether or not she would be able to stomach it!! Ed Marinaro was terrific as a Chicago cop, this is absolutely remarkable considering the fact that he was a professional football player from New York!! Betty Thomas was the ideal prototype for a lady cop!! Kiel Martin was perfect as the sleaze ball working on the right side of the law!! Last but not least, Bruce Wietz, "Grrrrrrrr!!" he added an astutely hilarious perspective to the series through his portrayal as the undercover guy!! One time, Kathy Bates played his sister, she also made the noise "Grrrrrrrr!!" and used the term "dog breath". "Hill Street Blues" was enormously popular throughout the entire eighties decade because, it depicted tragedy in a manner which portrayed it as something that does not simply disappear!! Part of NBC's powerful Thursday night line-up, it always highlighted the bothersome travesties which afflicted a precinct in a poverty ridden section of the city!! So many ideas seemed complicated, until the figureheads of the law came to grips with the fact that there was no solution to most crimes, just aspects of mollification to them!! The prevailing circumstances of adversity on this program are what gave all of the characters in the show "Hill Street Blues" a tailor made invitation to seek amelioration for their actions!! Many situations that are very sad remain that way for both sides!! Victims of their environment turned criminals by default, as well as the detectives and policemen, all seem to be making deals with the devil!! Before "Law and Order", before "L A Law", there was "Hill Street Blues"... Reality is nauseating, reality is humorous, reality is perverse, reality has a definite monotony, and, in this case, reality for effective television programming was "Hill Street Blues". I thought this television show was one of the best ever!! I wish there could be more shows like "Hill Street Blues" on prime time television today!! "Hill Street Blues" was a definite winner!!

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