An aging sheriff tries to keep the peace in a small town plagued by bizarre and violent crimes.


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Series cast summary:
 Sheriff Jimmy Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
 Dr. Jill Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
 Kenny Lacos (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
 Maxine Stewart (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
 Kimberly Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
 Matthew Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
 Zachary Brock (88 episodes, 1992-1996)
 Douglas Wambaugh / ... (87 episodes, 1992-1996)
 Judge Henry Bone / ... (81 episodes, 1992-1996)
Kelly Connell ...
 Carter Pike (73 episodes, 1992-1996)
 Ginny Weedon (44 episodes, 1992-1994)
 D.A. John Littleton / ... (39 episodes, 1993-1995)


Picket Fences deals with life in a small town - in this case the town of Rome, Wisconsin; it centers around the Brock Family. Jimmy Brock is the Sheriff of the town and likes to think he's the center of attention. His wife Jill is the town doctor; they have three children: Kimberly, 18, Matthew, 13 and Zachary, 10. A lot happens in this small town from bizarre murders to rape, assault, drunk driving, kidnapping & spontaneous human combustion. It seems that all the crimes that have occurred in the whole of the United States have at one point or another happened in Rome and they have to deal with it in their own quirky way. Written by dirk-79

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18 September 1992 (USA)  »

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The courthouse was actually the building of the Methodist Church in Monrovia CA. Much if not all of the religious symbolism was digitally erased by early CGI. See more »


Maxine: We were bad cops, Kenny, and all the applause in the world won't change that.
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excellent study of family life in a small town
27 March 2001 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Another David E Kelley gem that won several Emmys. A wonderful series about Rome Wisconsin. It follows the lives of the sheriff, his wife, the doctor, their 3 children and their circle of friends. It shows them dealing with the frustrations and joys of everyday life, dealing with the town "characters" including, an ambitious deputy sheriff..a young woman trying to make it in a traditionally male profession, a tough but not terribly bright deputy who had an affair with the female mayor, an Alzheimer affected gentleman who had good and bad moments as the mayor, a grandstanding Jewish lawyer who took cases that were colorful and controversial, a world weary judge, and an insecure coroner. This is a wonderful show that stands the test of time.

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