Cop Rock (1990– )

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In what must have been one of the shortest lived series on network television, "Cop Rock" was part "Real Stories of the Highway Patrol" and part "The Sound of Music". After chasing down a ... See full summary »

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Anne Bobby ...
 Officer Vicki Quinn (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Capt. John Hollander (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Officer Franklin Rose (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Det. Lt. Ralph Ruskin (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Det. Joseph Gaines (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Det. Vincent LaRusso (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Chief Roger Kendrick (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Cop (11 episodes, 1990)
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 Cmdr. Warren Osborne (10 episodes, 1990)
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 Det. Bob McIntire (9 episodes, 1990)
Teri Austin ...
 Trish Vaughn (9 episodes, 1990)
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 Sidney Weitz (8 episodes, 1990)
William Thomas Jr. ...
 Det. William Donald Potts (6 episodes, 1990)
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In what must have been one of the shortest lived series on network television, "Cop Rock" was part "Real Stories of the Highway Patrol" and part "The Sound of Music". After chasing down a criminal, the force would take to the street for an organized dance number, then haul the guy back to HQ. This may have been the only series to have been based on a Broadway musical format. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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One of two musical drama TV series broadcast in 1990, in a failed attempt to create a new TV genre. The other was Hull High (1990). See more »

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27 June 2002 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

I remember Cop Rock fondly. It was an attempt to deliver the Broadway musical style to the popular police story genre. Now, I'm not one of those "Aren't we so cosmopolitan" self-congratulatory Broadway mavens, but I can appreciate a storyline interrupted by a soliloquy, even if it's musical - even if it's rock music! I distinctly remember an excellent opening scene of one episode, where the police are busting a crowd purchasing pot, loading the customers on a bus, as one detainee sings heartily about his civil rights being trampled. The cast was truly exceptional for a TV show, but the producers did not have proper respect for the amount of time and polishing necessary to deliver Broadway style entertainment. There was a lot of good stuff, but such material cannot be extruded at the rate needed for the voracious TV box. The general public could not forgive the uneven quality. I can't blame them, but there were payoffs for the patient. Live audiences collude with the performers, but TV viewers want to be entertained NOW, or they will click to the other 120 channels.

There was a clever end tacked on the final episode. It opens up with Ronny Cox and Curtis Vonde-Hall talking, and you quickly realize that they are not playing their characters. They are playing themselves discussing the impending cancellation. It's over when the fat lady sings, so the final pullaway has the entire cast onstage, with a Wagnerian Valkyrie, singing goodbye. Cool.


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