NYPD Detectives of Manhattan's fictional 15th precinct investigate criminal cases.
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 Det. Andy Sipowicz / ... (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
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 Det. Greg Medavoy (255 episodes, 1993-2005)
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 Lt. Arthur Fancy / ... (166 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 (136 episodes, 1995-2003)
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 Det. Baldwin Jones (122 episodes, 2000-2005)
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 A.D.A. Sylvia Costas / ... (106 episodes, 1993-1999)
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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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(261 episodes)

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Just like an earlier Steven Bochco series, Hill Street Blues (1981), most of the episodes were written to take place over the course of a single day. See more »

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Angela Zirrelli: Pete Magrini is a rat bastard prick who deserves the needle for killing his wife who was my best girl friend!
Det. Diane Russell: And how do you know this, Angela?
Angela Zirrelli: He told he during an intimate moment.
Det. Jill Kirkendall: So, Pete Magrini told you during an intimate moment you were having with him while you were Dino's girlfriend and his wife's 'best girl friend'.
Angela Zirrelli: Hey, I'm trying to give information here; not nominate myself as the next Mother Teresa. I'm tired of being a sexual football.
Det. Diane Russell: Did Pete tell you he killed his wife and put ...
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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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