Cagney & Lacey: Season 1, Episode 0

Pilot (8 Oct. 1981)

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Cagney and Lacey are two female New York policewomen doing their job as best they can in a male-dominated police department. The weekly program was variously a "cop show", a relationship ... See full summary »

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Cagney and Lacey are two female New York policewomen doing their job as best they can in a male-dominated police department. The weekly program was variously a "cop show", a relationship drama, and an "issues vehicle". Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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The original choice to play Chris Cagney was Sharon Gless. She was not available because of her contract to Universal. Gless eventually played the part in the series based on this film. See more »

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Followed by Cagney & Lacey: The Return (1994) See more »

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Women detectives on the NYPD? Meet Cagney and Lacey!
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This was the pilot movie for the television series Cagney and Lacey. Tyne Daly is Mary Beth Lacey and Loretta Switt is the first of three actresses to play Christine Cagney. The premise: two female uniformed cops (two of the first on the NYPD)are promoted to detective and struggle to be taken seriously as cops by their fellow detectives. In the meantime they are stuck on hooker detail. Cagney, of course, takes things into her own hands and tackles a diamond-smuggling case on her own. Many of the elements of the later television show are there: the relationship between the two women; the conflict between job and personal life and the role of women in a "man's profession". Lacey is a tough sensible cop who is also a dedicated mother trying to fit both work and family into her life. Cagney was born to be a cop - she is single, driven, and likes to play a single hand. Together they are a great team. I liked the movie and would recommend it for fans of Cagney and Lacey and as a cop movie with a twist.


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