Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

TV Series  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 1,518 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 5 critic

Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb + 1 more

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 06 Feb 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 05 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 35 titles
created 06 Sep 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
a list of 24 images
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Cagney & Lacey" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cagney & Lacey.

User Polls

Season:

7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

Year:

1988 | 1987 | 1986 | 1985 | 1984 | 1983 | 1982 | 1981
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 35 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cagney & Lacey: The Return (TV Movie 1994)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Cagney, now a Lieutenant, re-teams with Lacey, who has left the force, to search for a cache of missing firearms.

Director: James Frawley
Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, James Naughton
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Reza Badiyi
Stars: Sharon Gless, Tyne Daly, James Naughton
CHiPs (1977–1983)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers.

Stars: Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox, Robert Pine
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Maler
Stars: Tyne Daly, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugot
The Enforcer (1976)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Dirty Harry must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with a rookie female partner that he's not too excited to be working with.

Director: James Fargo
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Tyne Daly, Harry Guardino
Judging Amy (1999–2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A family drama focused on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut. Amy Brenneman plays Amy Gray, who left New York City behind and now works as a family court ... See full summary »

Stars: Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Karle Warren
Burn Notice (2007–2013)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A spy recently disavowed by the U.S. government uses his special ops training to help others in trouble.

Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: John Patterson
Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, George Coe
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Sharon Gless, Ron Rifkin, Georgann Johnson
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two no nonsense female cops, Cagney and Lacey, investigate a murder and deal with their complicated private lives. One of them falls for the man who may be a suspect.

Director: Lynne Littman
Stars: Sharon Gless, Tyne Daly, Michael Moriarty
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Det. Mary Beth Lacey (126 episodes, 1981-1988)
Al Waxman ...
 Lt. Bert Samuels (125 episodes, 1981-1988)
...
 Harvey Lacey (124 episodes, 1982-1988)
...
 Det. Victor Isbecki (123 episodes, 1982-1988)
...
 Det. Sgt. Christine Cagney (119 episodes, 1982-1988)
...
 Det. Mark Petrie (105 episodes, 1981-1988)
...
 Desk Sgt. Ronald Coleman / ... (95 episodes, 1981-1988)
Sidney Clute ...
 Det. Paul La Guardia / ... (83 episodes, 1982-1988)
Troy W. Slaten ...
 Michael Lacey (73 episodes, 1982-1988)
Tony La Torre ...
 Harvey Lacey, Jr. / ... (69 episodes, 1982-1988)
Paul Mantee ...
 Det. Al Corassa / ... (55 episodes, 1983-1988)
Edit

Storyline

Television police drama starring two female cops as partners. Their contrasting personalities (one is tough and the other sensitive) strengthen them as a team, allowing each a different perspective on both personal and professional situations. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 October 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cagney y Lacey  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(125 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When the series was originally set up as a film, one studio was willing to back it if the producer casted Ann-Margret and Raquel Welch as the title characters. See more »

Quotes

Dep. Inspector Knelman: Bert, reappoint your... detectives, on their priorities.
Lt. Bert Samuels: I can assure you, sir, uh, that they are giving the case a 100%.
Dep. Inspector Knelman: They'd better! Because I'd hate like hell to have to come down here again.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Actor Sidney Clute passed away during the run of the series. In every episode after his death, his name and picture still appeared in the opening credits. That was done by the producers as a tribute to him. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Outstanding example of compelling, convincing TV drama
1 July 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Unlike most cop show on TV, "Cagney and Lacey" did not try and dazzle us with car chases, mind-bending mysteries to be solved or sex kittens posing as police officers (mind the nails!) . It was always about the characters. It was their experiences and reactions to the case and the crime around them, the pressures of the job, the conflicts with each other, that was the focus of the show. And the "Perps", or criminals, had their story, too. At its best, the crime-of-the-week drew you into an issue, a POV , a social problem, whose solution was dramatically argued through the reactions of the police officers involved - primarily the leads, of course.

Besides the writing, what made this work was that we cared about the leads, and we cared what they thought. We especially cared what happened to them. Outstanding, often stunningly realistic, acting from Sharon Gless (Christine Cagney) and Tyne Daly (Mary Beth Lacey) made us feel like we knew these 2 people, and they made us root for them. Their acting rapport was such a lucky happenstance; they complimented each other's styles and characters beautifully. You can't buy that kind of performing chemistry.

Can you tell I'm a fan? Yes, if you want your crime drama with a large dose of humanity, wit, and intelligence thrown in with the obligatory car chases, check it out where you can!


16 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The series finale anon-14
Harvey 1bilbo
Mary Beth's Mom jennifer125
Any more DVDs? kedavra77-1
Controversial episode lokar3791
series on dvd ggroup7
Discuss Cagney & Lacey (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page