Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

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

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Series cast summary:
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 Det. Mary Beth Lacey (126 episodes, 1981-1988)
Al Waxman ...
 Lt. Bert Samuels (125 episodes, 1981-1988)
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 Harvey Lacey (124 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Det. Victor Isbecki (123 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Det. Sgt. Christine Cagney (119 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Det. Mark Petrie (105 episodes, 1981-1988)
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 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)
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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>

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Executive producer Barney Rosenzweig was married to co-creator Barbara Corday when the series started. They eventually divorced and Rosenzweig later married star Sharon Gless. See more »

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Christine Cagney: That is one tough lady.
Mary Beth Lacey: I don't understand how she can live with it.
Christine Cagney: Forget it Mary Beth.
Mary Beth Lacey: No, I can't forget it Christine. See, I go home every night and no matter how bad a day it was, I think, well at least we took a little inch of crud off the city. I mean, of course, it'll be back tomorrow, but at least we're treading water. You know what I feel like right now? I feel like the crud is winning.
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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 »

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One of the greatest dramas on television.
29 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Cagney and Lacey was an amazing television series that addressed several tough issues through the eyes of two women protagonists. One of the only dramas on television to star two women, Cagney and Lacey was remarkable in portraying women as serious participants in a tough and dangerous profession. The series starred Tyne Daly (4 Emmys) and Sharon Gless (2 Emmys) - in my opinion the best acting team on television. The show featured two very different women bickering, laughing, crying together and backing each other up through a series of triumphs and crises. The women were not victims - they were ordinary women doing a rough job and doing it well. The characters and the story line developed over the run of the show. Mary Beth had a baby; almost lost a son and fought cancer. Chris struggled through a series of unsuccessful relationships; was promoted to sergeant and faced her alcoholism. This show wasn't just a cop show - it was a show about two women who happened to be cops. The series was canceled three times and has the distinction of being the first series to returned to the schedule because of massive fan protest at the original cancelation. Well worth watching if you get the chance. It is, however, rarely shown on television.


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