A drama about the working relationship between Assistant DA Tess Kaufman, a prosecutor sensitive to the rights of the accused, and hard-charging, gruff Detective Dicky Cobb, an old-fashioned cop with a "bust-the-perps" attitude.

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1993   1992   1991  
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 Det. Dicky Cobb 44 episodes, 1991-1993
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 Asst. Dist. Atty. Tess Kaufman 44 episodes, 1991-1993
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 Dist. Atty. Arthur Gold 44 episodes, 1991-1993
Tim Grimm ...
 Bruce Kaufman 44 episodes, 1991-1993
Bill Pugin ...
 Ben Douglass / ... 43 episodes, 1991-1993
Jonathan the Dog ...
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 Maggie Zombro 32 episodes, 1991-1993
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Chicago police detective Dicky Cobb turns in some crooked cops and finds himself persona non grata in the department. He is reassigned as an investigator for assistant D.A. Tess Kaufman, partly due to the fact that she is deaf and he can sign. Tess works for District Attorney Arthur Gold, a slick opportunist. Dicky investigates her cases, with the frequent help of Detective Earl Gaddis, a chain-smoking cop who is the only one on the force Dicky still gets along with. Tess is assisted by her faithful translator, Ben Douglass. Her ex-husband, Bruce Kaufman, continues to make life unhappy for her by involving her in his insensitive schemes. Dicky is romantically involved first with Kay Lockman, a cop's daughter who runs a bar, and later with defense attorney Maggie Zombro, with whom he often conflicts in court. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Crime | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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26 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Dudas razonables  »

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(44 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The poster for this series was displayed on the wall of the NBC Studios during an episode of Seinfeld. See more »

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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Pitch (1992) See more »

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Great show
25 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

Great show using some of Hollywood's most underrated and/or under used talents. Mark Harmon never came off as the pretty boy he portrayed in his movies, but built on the dramatic abilities displayed in St. Elsewhere. Marlee Matlin was believable as an attorney, although towards the end of the run her character became a little too holier than thou. Kay Lenz is great in anything, and her Maggie Zombro gave her many layers to work with - she and Mark Harmon made a good team. Great inside joke was Dickie watching television when the theme song to Midnight Caller came on - which I believe was another show by the same producer.


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