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Release Date:
14 September 1993 (USA) See more »
Paul Gigante leaves the FBI to be a detective for the rural Bakersfield, California P.D. But the sophisticated Gigante (Giancarlo Esposito... See more »
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Great show - hilarious. Possibly aired to wrong audience? See more (15 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 12)

Ron Eldard ... Detective Wade Preston (17 episodes, 1993-1994)

Giancarlo Esposito ... Detective Paul Gigante (17 episodes, 1993-1994)

Chris Mulkey ... Denny Boyer (17 episodes, 1993-1994)

Tony Plana ... Luke Ramirez (17 episodes, 1993-1994)

Brian Doyle-Murray ... Sergeant Bill Hampton (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jack Hallett ... Captain Renny Stiles (17 episodes, 1993-1994)

Series Directed by
Ken Kwapis (2 episodes, 1993)
Dean Parisot (2 episodes, 1993)

Michael Engler (unknown episodes)
Bryan Gordon (unknown episodes)
Tim Hunter (unknown episodes)
Nick Marck (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Larry Levin (2 episodes, 1993)

Richard Dresser (unknown episodes)
Stephen Godchaux (unknown episodes)
Dennis Klein (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Barry M. Berg .... coordinating producer (1 episode, 1993)
Richard Dresser .... producer (1 episode, 1993)
Jeff Henry .... associate producer (1 episode, 1993)
Dennis Klein .... co-executive producer (1 episode, 1993)
David J. Latt .... producer (1 episode, 1993)
Larry Levin .... executive producer (1 episode, 1993)
Paula Mazur .... producer (1 episode, 1993)
Dean Parisot .... producer (1 episode, 1993)
Series Original Music by
Brave Combo (unknown episodes)
Mark Mothersbaugh (unknown episodes)
Greg O'Connor (unknown episodes)
Joseph Vitarelli (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
James Glennon (1 episode, 1993)
Victor Goss (1 episode, 1993)
Series Film Editing by
Steven Weisberg (1 episode, 1993)

Todd Busch (unknown episodes)
Joe D'Augustine (unknown episodes)
Suzanne Pettit (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Meg Liberman (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Waldemar Kalinowski (1 episode, 1993)
Christiaan Wagener (1 episode, 1993)
Series Set Decoration by
Florence Fellman (1 episode, 1993)
Series Costume Design by
Tom Bronson (1 episode, 1993)
Series Makeup Department
Moni Mansano .... key makeup artist (1 episode, 1993)
Dione Taylor .... key hair stylist (1 episode, 1993)
Series Production Management
Billy Redner .... post-production supervisor (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rick Johnson .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1993)
Gary Marcus .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1993)
Martha L. Mericka .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1993)

Leo Zisman .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Stephen Gibson .... assistant property master / property master (16 episodes, 1993-1994)
Series Sound Department
Richard Partlow .... foley artist (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
Rick Sanchez .... sound recordist (16 episodes, 1993-1994)

Tony Cappelli .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunts (1 episode, 1993)

Doc Elliot .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Goss .... first assistant camera (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
Tony Varuola .... best boy electric (17 episodes, 1993-1994)

Donald D. Davidson .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Clinton Dougherty .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Craig Finetti .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chic Gennarelli .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1993)
Donna M. Marcione .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1993)
Bob Moore Jr. .... set costumer (1 episode, 1993)
Series Editorial Department
Todd Busch .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Kevin Halloran .... location manager (1 episode, 1993)

Andrew C. Keeter .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Karyn Rachtman .... music supervisor (1 episode, 1993)
Series Transportation Department
Craig Lietzke .... unit driver (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
Chris Haynes .... driver (3 episodes, 1993)

Randy White .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Steven Werbkay .... production assistant (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jenny Siff .... assistant to director and producer (16 episodes, 1993-1994)
Wendy Wilkins .... production assistant to writers (11 episodes, 1993)
Petra Jorgensen .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1993)

Russell Dague .... executive coordinator (unknown episodes)
Dina Sobalvarro .... first accountant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min (17 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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This show was canceled due to low ratings.See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Great show - hilarious. Possibly aired to wrong audience?, 28 July 2005
Author: p_sandalz from United Kingdom

I liked this show a lot - we got the first and only, it would appear, series in the UK on channel 4. The characterisation was right on the money - a bit like the Simpsons in that all the different facets of small town populace were represented.

There was no laughter track - I hadn't seen this on an American TV comedy at the time except for on Larry Sanders and it really worked well here, heightening the suggestion that these wacky cops were really like that, and not just hamming it up for the cameras.

All in all, a quirky little number that tickled me just right: I can't help but think that maybe it missed it's mark with certain audiences. I think it would have been a cult hit in the UK had it been shown at an acceptable hour.

I'll round this off with my standard comment: Where the hell can I get hold of this to watch it again? Any ideas?

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