Detectives from NYPD's 15th squad investigate homicides within their precinct. An Emmy award winning series.
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Series cast summary:
 Det. Andy Sipowicz / ... (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
 Det. Greg Medavoy (256 episodes, 1993-2005)
 Lt. Arthur Fancy / ... (167 episodes, 1993-2001)
 John Irvin (156 episodes, 1995-2005)
 Det. James Martinez (138 episodes, 1993-2000)
 Det. Diane Russell (137 episodes, 1995-2003)
 Det. Baldwin Jones (123 episodes, 2000-2005)


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 <>

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Ride along with the boys in blue.


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Release Date:

21 September 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Policía de Nueva York  »

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(261 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The exterior of the 9th Precinct station house is used to represent the fictional 15th Precinct's station house. It is the same building used to represent the station house on Kojak (1973). See more »


[Fancy has been briefing Rodriguez]
Lt. Arthur Fancy: Well, that's about it. You know, you haven't asked me any questions about the squad.
Lt. Tony Rodriguez: Yeah, guess I better do that; wouldn't want to appear apathetic. Any squadroom romances I need to be aware of?
Lt. Arthur Fancy: None right now.
Lt. Tony Rodriguez: Okay. Any old school detectives that care more about solving cases than making the bosses happy?
Lt. Arthur Fancy: Yeah. Sipowicz. He's... unique.
Lt. Tony Rodriguez: Is he a good detective?
Lt. Arthur Fancy: If a member of my family was murdered, I'd want Sipowicz to catch the case.
Lt. Tony Rodriguez: I guess that's it then....
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Where Are the DVDs?
16 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great acting, excellent character development, etc. I particularly liked the Jimmy Smits years, but all of them were great.

One of the bet shows ever on TV---lasted 12 seasons---but only the first 5 are available on DVD.

Does anyone know why? Is there some sort of contract problem or lawsuit? Are they scheduled to be released at some time in the future? I would like to know----the first 5 seasons came out quite some time ago (8 years?) and then nothing! You would think that a show with the kind of legs this one had and the audience to keep it on the air for 12 seasons would represent excellent potential for the DVD sales. SO---what's up with that? Anybody know?

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