Heart of the City (1986–1987)

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Wes Kennedy is a cop who works long hours at night in order to spend the daytime with his two teenage kids Robin and Kevin.

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1987   1986  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
 Wes Kennedy (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
 Kevin Kennedy (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
 Robin Kennedy (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Kario Salem ...
 Detective Rick Arno (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
 Sergeant Luke Halui (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
Robert Alan Browne ...
 Detective Stanley Bumford (13 episodes, 1986-1987)
 Lt. Ed Van Duzer (13 episodes, 1986-1987)


Wes Kennedy is a cop who works long hours at night in order to spend the daytime with his two teenage kids Robin and Kevin.

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20 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Palpitar de una ciudad  »

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Patrick Duffy wanted the lead role. It was only after Robert Desiderio was chosen that Duffy decided to return to Dallas (1978). See more »


Followed by Heart of the City: Cold Steal and Neon (1986) See more »

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11 April 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I did not get to see Heart of the City during its original run on ABC in September of 1986. I was fortunate enough to see the program again a few years later on FoxNet when they re-ran old series to fill the off network slots before their syndicated series started. It was an excellent program about a police detective whose wife dies. So he works at night to stay at home during the daytime so he can keep an eye on his teen-aged children. Robert Desiderio was excellent in the lead. An emerging star also appeared in Christina Applegate in the role of Robin Kennedy. The show dealt with issues like sex, the death of a parent and troubled youth. All in all a wonderful, thought provoking piece of work that deserved better. I hope to see the episodes again. Catchy opening music as well.

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