The NYPD Detectives of Manhattan's 15th precinct investigate criminal cases.
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 Det. Andy Sipowicz / ... (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
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 Det. Greg Medavoy (256 episodes, 1993-2005)
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 Lt. Arthur Fancy / ... (167 episodes, 1993-2001)
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 John Irvin (156 episodes, 1995-2005)
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 Det. James Martinez (138 episodes, 1993-2000)
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 Det. Diane Russell (137 episodes, 1995-2003)
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 Det. Baldwin Jones (123 episodes, 2000-2005)

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Each week viewers see the gritty reality of life in a New York City Police unit as the officers go about their work with a grim determination. Two partners, Detectives Andy Sipowicz and John Kelley (later replaced by Bobby Simone), are the central characters in this weekly police drama, and personify very different approaches to their difficult job. Sipowicz's brash gruffness (covering an emotional vulnerability) is tempered by the precise and controlled demeanor of the two partners with whom he has worked. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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21 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Policía de Nueva York  »

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Before joining the cast as Lt. Thomas Bale (2004-2005 season), Currie Graham appeared in the fourth season (episode title "Emission Impossible") as a street punk murderer. See more »

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Big Rick: [after confessing to a robbery-homicide] Money from the safe stashed in my apartment, black leather bag under some skin magazines in the corner behind the bed. I want to use that to pay for a lawyer.
Andy: Don't exactly work that way, Big Rick, but if they try at the trial passing you off as the mastermind, you tell 'em what you just said.
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Very funny show!!!
3 July 2016 | by (Canton, Ohio) – See all my reviews

I just started watching some reruns of NYPD Blue on TV. Andy is the highlight of the show. His character is so unglamorous and anti- Hollywood stereotype that his character actually comes across as amusing. Let's face it. He's pretty darn fat, bald and ugly. But what makes his acting so funny are all the sneering looks and rude attitude he gives to the skanks and low lifes he has to confront on a daily basis. He's always brimming with condemnation and disgust. Every facial gesture screams it out loud!!! His attitude becomes so relentless and over the top that it's a hoot to watch. It becomes fun to call dirt bags - dirt bags!!! It's a great innovative show....not sure there are any other crime shows that are similar. If so, I haven't seen them.


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