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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The show was canceled at the end of the 1982-83 season, due to low ratings. In response, viewers wrote to CBS, protesting the cancellation. This effort, combined with the show's increasing ratings during the summer reruns, prompted the network to reverse the decision. Although the cast members had just been released from their contracts, they were soon brought back to work on the show. The series was reinstated in March of 1984, and ran until 1988. See more »

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Det. Sgt. Christine Cagney #2: I'm being quiet now, that means it's your turn to talk.
Mary Beth Lacey: I'm trying to think of what to say.
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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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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!


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