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NYPD Blue: :  -- The gritty details of life as a member of a New York City police unit.

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Release Date:
21 September 1993 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Ride along with the boys in blue.
Plot:
The gritty details of life as a member of a New York City police unit. Full summary »
Awards:
Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 80 wins & 191 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The Bochco/Milch Creation of NYPD BLUE, sort of like their HILL STREET BLUES with Lots of "T's and A's". ( Lots more 'Swear Words' Too!! ) See more (52 total) »

Cast

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Dennis Franz ... Det. Andy Sipowicz / ... (261 episodes, 1993-2005)

Gordon Clapp ... Det. Greg Medavoy (252 episodes, 1993-2005)

James McDaniel ... Lt. Arthur Fancy (160 episodes, 1993-2001)

Bill Brochtrup ... John Irvin (156 episodes, 1995-2005)

Kim Delaney ... Det. Diane Russell (132 episodes, 1995-2003)

Nicholas Turturro ... Det. James Martinez (129 episodes, 1993-2000)

Henry Simmons ... Det. Baldwin Jones (121 episodes, 2000-2005)
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Series Directed by
Mark Tinker (56 episodes, 1994-2005)
Steven DePaul (15 episodes, 1993-2004)
Michael M. Robin (15 episodes, 1993-1999)
Donna Deitch (13 episodes, 1995-2003)
Robert J. Doherty (13 episodes, 1997-2005)
Paris Barclay (12 episodes, 1997-1999)
Jesse Bochco (10 episodes, 2002-2005)
Gregory Hoblit (9 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jake Paltrow (9 episodes, 1997-2004)
Matthew Penn (8 episodes, 1997-2003)
Dennis Dugan (6 episodes, 1993-2004)
Mark Piznarski (6 episodes, 1995-2003)
Rick Wallace (4 episodes, 1994-2005)
Elodie Keene (4 episodes, 1994-1996)
Michael W. Watkins (4 episodes, 1996-2001)
Perry Lang (4 episodes, 1996-1998)
Tawnia McKiernan (4 episodes, 2002-2004)
John Hyams (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Charles Haid (3 episodes, 1993-2002)
Daniel Sackheim (3 episodes, 1993-1996)
Brad Silberling (3 episodes, 1993-1996)
Joe Ann Fogle (3 episodes, 1995-2003)
Davis Guggenheim (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Farrel Levy (3 episodes, 1997-2001)
Karen Gaviola (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Dennis M. White (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Kevin Hooks (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
Carol Banker (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
Lesli Linka Glatter (2 episodes, 1994)
Adam Nimoy (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
Jorge Montesi (2 episodes, 1995)
Randall Zisk (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Marc Buckland (2 episodes, 1999)
Peter Markle (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Ed Begley Jr. (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
 
Series Writing credits
Steven Bochco (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
David Milch (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
Bill Clark (88 episodes, 1994-2004)
Nicholas Wootton (34 episodes, 1995-2004)
Jody Worth (20 episodes, 1994-2003)
Leonard Gardner (20 episodes, 1994-2000)
Ted Mann (18 episodes, 1993-1999)
Gardner Stern (17 episodes, 1993-1996)
Keith Eisner (13 episodes, 2002-2005)
Tom Szentgyorgyi (13 episodes, 2002-2005)
Meredith Stiehm (12 episodes, 1996-2000)
Matt Olmstead (11 episodes, 1999-2004)
David Mills (9 episodes, 1995-1997)
Theresa Rebeck (8 episodes, 1995-1997)
Greg Plageman (7 episodes, 2002-2004)
Burton Armus (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
William M. Finkelstein (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
Buzz Bissinger (4 episodes, 2001)
Jonathan Lisco (4 episodes, 2001)
George Putnam (3 episodes, 1994-1996)
Charles H. Eglee (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Channing Gibson (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ann Biderman (3 episodes, 1994)
Alexandra Cunningham (3 episodes, 2001)
W.K. Scott Meyer (2 episodes, 1993-2000)
Victor Bumbalo (2 episodes, 1995-2001)
John Chambers (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
Doug Palau (2 episodes, 1999)
Harold Sylvester (2 episodes, 2001)
Bonnie Mark (2 episodes, 2003-2004)

Series Produced by
Steven Bochco .... executive producer (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
Mark Tinker .... executive producer (227 episodes, 1995-2005)
Steven DePaul .... co-producer / supervising producer / ... (218 episodes, 1993-2004)
David Milch .... executive producer (154 episodes, 1993-2000)
Alex Shevchenko .... associate producer (154 episodes, 1993-2000)
Joseph Berger-Davis .... supervising associate producer / associate producer (88 episodes, 1993-1997)
Chad Savage .... co-producer / associate producer / ... (66 episodes, 1993-1998)
Gardner Stern .... co-producer / producer (66 episodes, 1993-1996)
Jody Worth .... supervising producer / producer (65 episodes, 2001-2003)
Matt Olmstead .... executive producer / co-executive producer (64 episodes, 2002-2005)
Nicholas Wootton .... executive producer / co-executive producer (64 episodes, 2002-2005)
Paris Barclay .... supervising producer / producer (45 episodes, 1997-1999)
Burton Armus .... co-producer (44 episodes, 1993-1995)
Theresa Rebeck .... co-producer / producer (44 episodes, 1995-1997)
Robert J. Doherty .... co-executive producer / coordinating producer / ... (37 episodes, 1993-2004)
Bill Clark .... executive producer / co-producer / ... (29 episodes, 1996-2004)
JoAnne McCool .... producer / associate producer (28 episodes, 1997-2004)
Joyce Davis .... associate coordinating producer / coordinating producer (28 episodes, 2002-2004)
Jesse Bochco .... producer (26 episodes, 2002-2004)
Tom Szentgyorgyi .... producer (26 episodes, 2002-2004)
Hans van Doornewaard .... associate producer (25 episodes, 2002-2004)
David Glazier .... associate producer (25 episodes, 2004)
Greg Plageman .... co-producer (25 episodes, 2004)
Jeremy Beim .... co-producer (23 episodes, 2002-2004)
Charles H. Eglee .... co-executive producer (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Channing Gibson .... co-executive producer (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Walon Green .... co-executive producer (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
David Mills .... co-producer (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
Doug Palau .... producer (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Meredith Stiehm .... producer (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
John Hyams .... producer (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
Keith Eisner .... co-producer (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Bonnie Mark .... co-executive producer (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Gigi Coello-Bannon .... supervising associate producer (8 episodes, 1993-1996)
Gregory Hoblit .... co-executive producer / producer (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Ted Mann .... producer (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Michael M. Robin .... supervising producer (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Original Music by
Edward Rogers (75 episodes, 1999-2005)
Mike Post (17 episodes, 1993-2004)
 
Series Cinematography by
Stephen Crawford (21 episodes, 1996-2004)
Lex DuPont (11 episodes, 2003-2004)
Brian J. Reynolds (6 episodes, 1993-1996)
Bing Sokolsky (4 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Film Editing by
Farrel Levy (44 episodes, 1993-2004)
David Crabtree (24 episodes, 2000-2004)
Jane Kass (18 episodes, 1996-2000)
Edith Weil (12 episodes, 1997-2001)
Eli Nilsen (11 episodes, 2003-2005)
Stanford C. Allen (10 episodes, 1993-1995)
Lawrence Jordan (9 episodes, 1993-1994)
Etienne Des Lauriers (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
Robin Katz (7 episodes, 1996-1997)
Craig Bench (5 episodes, 1994-1996)
 
Series Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson (34 episodes, 1993-2004)
Scott Genkinger (26 episodes, 1997-2004)
 
Series Production Design by
Richard C. Hankins (217 episodes, 1995-2005)
Paul Eads (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Art Direction by
Roland Rosenkranz (31 episodes, 2002-2004)
Alan E. Muraoka (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Archie D'Amico (64 episodes, 2002-2005)
Mary Ann Biddle (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
David Smith (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
 
Series Costume Design by
Brad R. Loman (40 episodes, 1993-2004)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gabor Heiligenberg .... hair stylist (41 episodes, 2002-2004)
Tom Hoerber .... makeup artist (38 episodes, 1993-2004)
Susan Jennifer Lipson .... key hair stylist (37 episodes, 1993-1996)
Nancy Baca .... makeup artist (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Dena Green .... hair stylist (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Teressa Hill .... key hair stylist (23 episodes, 2001-2002)
Craig Lyman .... makeup artist: New York (22 episodes, 1993-1994)
Terence 'Doc' Popolo Rubbio .... assistant makeup artist (11 episodes, 1993)
Gary J. Perticone .... key hair stylist / assistant hair stylist (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
Norman Page .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Paulette Pennington .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jason Joseph Sica .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Marc Boyle .... key hair stylist (4 episodes, 2005)
Michael Moore .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Mark Sanchez .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Bob Scribner .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Production Management
Robert J. Doherty .... unit production manager (37 episodes, 1993-2004)
Maureen Milligan .... post-production supervisor (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Dennis M. White .... unit production manager (11 episodes, 1997-2003)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis M. White .... first assistant director (120 episodes, 1994-2005)
Elaine Wood .... second assistant director / second second assistant director (61 episodes, 2002-2005)
John Isabeau .... assistant director (44 episodes, 1994-1996)
Stacy Fish .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (31 episodes, 1997-1999)
Brent Stanton .... second second assistant director (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ron Dempsey .... second second assistant director (21 episodes, 1996-1997)
Melinda Johnson .... second second assistant director (19 episodes, 2003-2004)
Bob Kozicki .... first assistant director (15 episodes, 2002-2004)
Laura Petticord .... second second assistant director (9 episodes, 1993-1994)
Nicholas Wolfert .... key second assistant director: New York (9 episodes, 1995-1996)
Carla Bowen .... second assistant director (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Bruce Solow .... second assistant director (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Molly Rodriguez .... dga trainee (5 episodes, 1997)
Liz Ryan .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Suzie Pelissier .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Rob Corn .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1993)
Carol Green .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1993)
Bradley M. Gross .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Art Department
Eric Wortmann .... painter (109 episodes, 1996-2002)
Lauren Crasco .... assistant art director (44 episodes, 1996-1998)
Gordon Meloeny .... lead person (40 episodes, 1993-2004)
Richard Lawrence .... set designer (39 episodes, 1993-2004)
Pete Lawrence .... construction coordinator (31 episodes, 1997-2004)
Victor Anderson .... propmaker (30 episodes, 1993-1994)
Ray Anthony .... set property master / property master (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Anthony Klaiman .... property master (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Denny Dugally .... assistant art director (11 episodes, 1993-1994)
Daniel Turk .... construction coordinator (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Quinn Yarbrough .... set dresser (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Gregg H. Bilson .... property master (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Timothy E. Caparelli .... property master (2 episodes, 1996)
Peter J. Lanera .... construction coordinator (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Sound Department
Todd O. Russell .... boom operator (230 episodes, 1995-2005)
Joe Kenworthy .... production sound mixer (219 episodes, 1994-2004)
Kenneth R. Burton .... sound re-recording mixer (109 episodes, 1993-1998)
Daniel Tripoli .... dialog & adr editor (109 episodes, 1994-1999)
Elmo Ponsdomenech .... sound re-recording mixer (64 episodes, 1998-2001)
Kurt Kassulke .... sound re-recording mixer (64 episodes, 2002-2005)
Zeke Richardson .... foley recordist (44 episodes, 1998-2000)
Jeff Rosen .... supervising sound editor (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Pete Elia .... sound re-recording mixer (29 episodes, 2001-2004)
Kristin Bosson .... background adr (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Christian Boatsman .... sound editor (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ian Morgan .... supervising sound editor (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Robert Appere .... sound re-recording mixer (10 episodes, 1993-1997)
Dave Weathers .... supervising sound editor / post-production sound editorial (8 episodes, 1993-1996)
Mark Server .... production sound mixer (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jim Yant .... supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 1996)
J. Stanley Johnston .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Special Effects by
Edward T. Reiff Jr. .... special effects foreman (20 episodes, 1996-2003)
Raymond Robinson .... special effects coordinator (7 episodes, 1993-1994)

Terry Erickson .... special effects (unknown episodes, 1996)
 
Series Visual Effects by
O.T. Hight .... Fire/Inferno artist / Inferno artist (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Stunts
Ernie F. Orsatti .... stunt coordinator (8 episodes, 1993-1996)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Lane Russell .... film loader (162 episodes, 1998-2005)
Nicholas S. McLean .... first assistant camera (105 episodes, 2001-2005)
Tom Concordia .... still photographer (74 episodes, 2001-2003)
Thomas Enright .... lighting technician (48 episodes, 1993-1996)
Jose F. Barrios .... rigging grip (43 episodes, 2001-2005)
Curtis Foster .... gaffer / chief lighting technician (34 episodes, 2003-2005)
Danny Falkengren .... dolly grip (33 episodes, 1994-1995)
James Zucal .... camera operator: "a" camera / camera operator (33 episodes, 2004-2005)
Bob Ivener .... key grip (32 episodes, 1996-2004)
Lex DuPont .... camera operator (21 episodes, 1993-2004)
Yuri Karjane .... assistant camera (21 episodes, 2002-2005)
Dana Gonzales .... first assistant camera (20 episodes, 1996)
Scott E. Steele .... camera operator (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
Hjortur Gretarsson .... first assistant camera (19 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jason Hicks .... grip (15 episodes, 1993-1994)
Michael Katz .... chief lighting technician / gaffer (15 episodes, 2002-2003)
John Connell .... camera operator (12 episodes, 2002-2004)
Stephen Martin Paull .... lighting technician (11 episodes, 2001)
Scott Papera .... assistant camera (10 episodes, 1994-1996)
John McGonegle .... lighting technician (8 episodes, 2005)
Dana Arnold .... lighting technician (7 episodes, 1995)
Eric Sagot .... lighting technician (7 episodes, 2004)
Stephen Crawford .... chief lighting technician / chief lighting technican (6 episodes, 1993-1996)
David Skutch .... gaffer: NY (6 episodes, 1998-2003)
Paul Szopa .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 2001)
Ron Burchfield .... key grip (4 episodes, 1993-1994)
Scott Fuller .... first assistant camera (4 episodes, 1993-1994)
Mark Ludwig .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1993-1994)
Rob Coughlin .... grip (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
Brian W. Armstrong .... first assistant camera (3 episodes, 1993)
John Koester .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1993)
Jack Palinkas .... key grip (3 episodes, 1993)
Mike Weathers .... chief lighting technician (3 episodes, 1993)
Ron Kunecke .... night light operator (3 episodes, 1994-1997)
Michelle McKinley .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (3 episodes, 1995)
Eli Aronoff .... second assistant camera, second unit, New York City (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
Douglas Pellegrino .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1993)
Suzie Sax .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1994-2001)
Michael S. Endler .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 1996)
Bob Hagerty .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1999)
Sean Peacock .... electrician (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
 
Series Casting Department
John A. Aiello .... casting associate (66 episodes, 1993-1996)
Scott Lairson .... casting associate (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Susan Bluestein .... casting executive (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Donna Ekholdt .... casting executive (22 episodes, 1994-1995)
Debbie George .... casting assistant (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
George Nikitas .... casting intern (12 episodes, 2000)
Ron Surma .... casting associate (10 episodes, 1993-1997)
Alexa L. Fogel .... original casting: New York / casting: New York (8 episodes, 1993-1996)
Scott Genkinger .... casting associate (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margaret Rogers .... set costumer (87 episodes, 2001-2005)
Eric Yake .... costumer (85 episodes, 2001-2005)
Eric Van Wagoner .... costume supervisor (47 episodes, 2003-2005)
Brandt Huseby .... costumer (22 episodes, 1996-1997)
Elizabeth C. Grudzinski-Seal .... costume supervisor (17 episodes, 1993-2003)
 
Series Editorial Department
Peter Swartz .... colorist (64 episodes, 2002-2005)
Michael Levy .... colorist (44 episodes, 1994-1996)
Randy Beveridge .... senior colorist / telecine colorist (42 episodes, 2003-2005)
Brad Durante .... assistant editor (29 episodes, 2000-2004)
David Glazier .... post-production coordinator / post-production assistant (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Randy Starnes .... telecine colorist (12 episodes, 1997-2003)
David Ian Salter .... assistant editor (10 episodes, 1994-1995)
Travis Sittard .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 2002-2004)
Maureen Milligan .... post-production coordinator (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ann Kaiser .... post-production assistant (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Michael D. Most .... telecine colorist / on-line editor (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Lainie Mumbrue .... post-production assistant (7 episodes, 1995)
Susan Kobata .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
Eli Nilsen .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Chad Savage .... post-production coordinator (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Matthew Piacentini .... post-production assistant (3 episodes, 2004)
Suzie Sax .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1996-2001)
JoAnne McCool .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 1996)
Sang Han .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2004)
Evonne Moritz .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Music Department
Libby Pedersen .... music editor (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Mike Post .... composer: theme music (16 episodes, 2002-2004)
Patty McGettigan .... music coordinator / music editor (9 episodes, 1993-1996)
 
Series Transportation Department
Mel Langford .... transportation co-captain (44 episodes, 2002-2004)
Paul Jones .... driver (42 episodes, 2003-2005)
Jerry Henry .... transportation coordinator (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Norm Benson .... transportation coordinator (10 episodes, 1993-1997)
 
Series Other crew
Joyce Davis .... production coordinator (261 episodes, 1993-2005)
Suzie Sax .... script supervisor (256 episodes, 1993-2005)
Scott Hamilton .... media publicist (153 episodes, 1993-2000)
Mark Dragin .... production assistant (45 episodes, 2001-2003)
Jane Payne .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers / ... (40 episodes, 1993-2004)
Curtis Wilmot .... location manager (32 episodes, 1996-2004)
Tano Tropia .... assistant location manager (31 episodes, 1996-1998)
Holly Baker .... assistant: Mark Tinker (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Michelle Debbaudt .... assistant: Steven Bochco (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Sonny Postiglione .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Bridgid Scofield .... assistant: Bill Clark (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
Candace Montgomery-Lira .... production accountant (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Greg Plageman .... executive story editor / story editor (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Eric Rogers .... script coordinator (29 episodes, 2002-2004)
Nick Berrisford .... fire artist (23 episodes, 2003-2004)
Andre Gaudry .... assistant to location manager (22 episodes, 1993-1994)
Patti McGuire .... assistant production coordinator (22 episodes, 1993-1994)
Margie Sperling .... second assistant director (22 episodes, 1993-1994)
Sean Byrnes .... assistant production coordinator (22 episodes, 1998-1999)
Jasan Sherman .... key assistant location manager (22 episodes, 2000)
Susanna Velasquez .... stand-in: Jaqueline Obradors (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
Justin Cooke .... location manager: New York (19 episodes, 1993-2003)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (14 episodes, 2002-2005)
Keith Eisner .... story editor (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
Caroline James .... production accountant (9 episodes, 1993-1996)
Barbara Kroells .... assistant: Steven Bochco (9 episodes, 1993-1996)
George Putnam .... script coordinator (9 episodes, 1993-1996)
Francisco Escobar .... production assistant (8 episodes, 1999)
Duffy Taylor .... key assistant location manager (8 episodes, 2001)
Karen Faith Rothwell .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2003-2004)
John Armstrong .... location manager (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Bill Clark .... technical advisor (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Patricia Graf .... assistant: Gregory Hoblit (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Hayley Schore .... assistant: David Milch (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Barbara Wilhelmsen .... assistant: Michael M. Robin (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Nick Rheinwald-Jones .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Matthew Piacentini .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Burton Armus .... executive story consultant (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Gardner Stern .... executive story editor (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Vincenzo Rotondo .... craft service assistant (5 episodes, 1996)
Bill Ahern .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2001)
Cambria Copeland .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Mara Milicevic .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Kelli C. Driscoll .... assistant: Mark Tinker (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
Bernadette McNamara .... assistant: David Milch (3 episodes, 1996-1997)
June Jordan .... stand-in (3 episodes, 1997-2003)
Christiana Hooks .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Leonard Gardner .... story editor (2 episodes, 1996)
David Mills .... story editor (2 episodes, 1996)
Shanna Rosen .... assistant: Michael M. Robin (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Thanks
Bruce Paltrow .... dedicatee: in memory of (1 episode, 2002)
 

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Also Known As:
"N.Y.P.D" - Israel (English title)
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Runtime:
USA:60 min (including commercials) (261 episodes) | Israel:45 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG (season 1) | Singapore:NC-16 (season 2) | Singapore:M18 (season 3) (season 4)

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Trivia:
Before joining the cast as Detective Connie McDowell, 'Charlotte Ross' appeared in the fifth season as the abused wife of a cop suspected by Simone and Russell of killing a prostitute. When 'Andrea Thompson' left the series, producer Steven Bochco remembered Ross and wrote the part of McDowell for her.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Talbot:He needs to be tranquillized.
Andy:You pull a tranquillizer gun on me and the safari stops at the dentist! He's got the wrong elephant.
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Bochco/Milch Creation of NYPD BLUE, sort of like their HILL STREET BLUES with Lots of "T's and A's". ( Lots more 'Swear Words' Too!! ), 16 September 2007
Author: John T. Ryan (redryan64@hotmail.com) from United States

Just one thing comes to mind. It is the Heart and Soul of NYPD BLUES, Detective Andy Sipowicz himself, Dennis Franz. Mr. Franz, a Native Born Chicagoan, had once said in an interview that Sipowicz was something like his 28th Cop portrayal in either Film or TV, and he ha some reservations about doing "another" when offered the part. Safe to say, that both he and we are glad that he took it.

This is a Creation & Production of Steven Bochco and David Milch (of HILL STREET BLUES fame). As far as series go, there are some family resemblances. For example both are set in Rust Belt Cities, as opposed to Sunny Southern California. They both use old Police Stations as the base of operation/staging. Both involve the multi-player ensemble cast for character driven story lines and for maintaining continuity.

And the strict monitoring of continuity is of utmost importance in this NYPD BLUE Series. Each episode is a work unto itself. There are a few out and out "to be continueds"(there are some), but even though the segments generally have self-contained stories, as far as crime goes, there are always little personal happenings and interactions that keep our eyes on the bigger picture, and by the way, keep us coming back for more.

The greatest difference is that New York City(obviously)is the setting for NYPD BLUES, where as HILL STREET was set in a fictional, un-named Northeastern Rust Belter that has a great resemblance to New York, Chicago, Clevelnd, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Buffalo,......etc.,etc.,..... So it has a certain advantage over other series.

On the one hand it reminds us of different real cities, so it has the best of both fictional and realistic settings and situations. But the plate of ideas is essentially unlimited.

NYPD BLUE, like most highly successful programs got over with the public by gimmicky bragging about "pushing the Envelope". The series, especially in the first few seasons, boasted of "Adult Content in Situations and Language, not intended for younger or more Sensitive Viewers. Parental Discretion Advised". Well, this is a certain method of getting viewers. Human Nature being what it is, a "Caution", or a "Warning", or an "Adults Only Rating" will surely pique interest of many who ordinarily do so.

It reminds one of a scene in the Marcello Mastroianni Starring Vehicle, DIVORCE Italian STYLE(1961). In it there is a scene of a Catholic Priest on the Pulpit at Sunday Mass, speaking out against the moral content of a Movie that is released and soon to be exhibited locally. The Good Padre rants, raves, gestures and condemns the film, literally to the High Heavens. The very next scene we see hundreds of Italians of the town running, carrying their own chairs to the movie theater, or whatever auditorium. It was a very funny and poignant way of pointing out a universal truth about mankind.

So Bochco,Milch & Company gave us some sort of strong language and mature content situations. They also gave us SEX, which we all know interests all and keeps us coming back for more. So, The Production Team gave us a nearly weekly rationing of "T's and A's" and a lot Peek-a-Boo, now you see it, now you don't naked silhouette shots. As the seasons dragged on, there was less of this, but it helped to inaugurate it and launch it into high orbit.

Like any long lasting, large casted drama series there would be a great turn over in characters. NYPD was certainly no exception, though there was also some real staying power & longevity by some players. Only the previously mentioned Det.Sipowicz(Dennis Franz)and Det.Greg Metavoy(Gordon Clapp)managed to stay on board for the whole ride, coast to coast. All tolled, Sipowicz had 4 partners; starting with Det. John Kelly(David Caruso), who desired other things in his career and left after one season. Det. Bobby Simone(Jimmy Smits)lasted longest, being on board 1994-2004. With Smits exit, Franz was finally given the very top of the billing.

After that Andy had some younger generation X-ers as partners. Ah, yes, Father Time and Mother Nature have decreed it. So Det.Danny Sorrensen(Rick Schroeder) had 1998-2001 and Det.John Clark, Jr.(Mark-Paul Gosselaar)was the closer 2001-2005.

James McDaniel who portrayed Lt.Arthur Fancy 1993-2001 deserves mention as the longest lasting boss in the series, being succeeded by Esai Morales(Lt.Tony Rodriguez)and finally Currie Graham(Lt.Thomas Bale).

It has been said that the Detective Andy Sipowicz character and story is a modern day version of The Book of JOB from the Old Testament, and a case could surely be made for it. He had lost partners(2 dead)his son killed in line of Duty and his wife A.D.A Sylvia Costas-Sipowicz(Sharon Lawrence)to a gun shot at the Precinct House. Therer were others, too.

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