Paul Gigante leaves the FBI to be a detective for the rural Bakersfield, California P.D. But the sophisticated Gigante (Giancarlo Esposito, Do the Right Thing (1989)) has more trouble ... See full summary »

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 Detective Wade Preston (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Detective Paul Gigante (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Denny Boyer (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Luke Ramirez (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Captain Renny Stiles (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
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Paul Gigante leaves the FBI to be a detective for the rural Bakersfield, California P.D. But the sophisticated Gigante (Giancarlo Esposito, Do the Right Thing (1989)) has more trouble trading opera for the Bakersfield Sound, than he imagined. To his bored fellow officers, especially not-so-good old boy Denny Boyer ('Chris Mulkey' of Twin Peaks (1990)), the professional, dedicated city slicker's way harder to figure out than even the most diabolical cow-napping. Written by David Stevens

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14 September 1993 (USA)  »

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One of the greatest shows to end far too soon.
4 January 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

BAKERSFIELD P.D. was a thoroughly incredible show, one that ended far too quickly. With the quirkiness of shows like NORTHERN EXPOSURE or ALLY McBEAL, BPD showed us life among a very odd collection of cops in a small, slow town. This show had excellent visual gags, great writing, and beautiful oddness. (Who can forget when they found an arm, and kept it in a big pickle jar?) If you get a chance to see this 1-season show, watch it, tape it, and love it.


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