Charlie Battles is a veteran cop who was about to be assigned a desk job. When he is teamed with a hotshot, Kaz Kaczierowski. Together, they team up, constantly being at odds over how to handle criminals.

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 Charlie Battles (18 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Joe 'Kaz' Kaczierowski (18 episodes, 1989-1990)
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 Pappas (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
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Charlie Battles is a veteran cop who was about to be assigned a desk job. When he is teamed with a hotshot, Kaz Kaczierowski. Together, they team up, constantly being at odds over how to handle criminals.

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One of the best TV series ever
8 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was one of the best series ever, everyone remembers hardball. it's a shame it only ran for one series.

The chemistry between John Ashton & Richard Tyson was amazing, it has to be one of the most underrated TV shows that people enjoyed that never got a second series or even more.

The comedy between these two was brilliant. it's a shame they can't remake the series as it would not be the same without John Ashton & Richard Tyson, to me they made hardball and it would be impossible to replace them.

Columbia Pictures Television would make a fortune if they released this as a box set. i'm almost certain it would be a hit.


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