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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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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
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 79 wins & 190 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Simply the best ever See more (52 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 650)

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 (33 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)
Meredith Stiehm (13 episodes, 1996-2000)
Keith Eisner (13 episodes, 2002-2005)
Tom Szentgyorgyi (13 episodes, 2002-2005)
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)
Walon Green (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
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)

George Acker (unknown episodes)

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)
JoAnne McCool .... producer / associate producer (28 episodes, 1997-2004)
Joyce Davis .... associate coordinating producer / coordinating producer (28 episodes, 2002-2004)
Bill Clark .... executive producer / co-executive producer (27 episodes, 1997-2004)
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)
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)
Gigi Coello-Bannon .... supervising associate producer (6 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 (4 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 (4 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
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)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Archie D'Amico (64 episodes, 2002-2005)
Mary Ann Biddle (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Costume Design by
Brad R. Loman (38 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)
 
Series Production Management
Robert J. Doherty .... unit production manager (36 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)
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 (38 episodes, 1993-2004)
Richard Lawrence .... set designer (37 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)
 
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 (8 episodes, 1993-1997)
Mark Server .... production sound mixer (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Dave Weathers .... supervising sound editor (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
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 (30 episodes, 1997-2004)
Dana Gonzales .... first assistant camera (20 episodes, 1996)
Scott E. Steele .... camera operator (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
Lex DuPont .... camera operator (19 episodes, 1993-2004)
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)
David Skutch .... gaffer: NY (6 episodes, 1998-2003)
Paul Szopa .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 2001)
Ron Burchfield .... key grip (4 episodes, 1993-1994)
Stephen Crawford .... chief lighting technician (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)
Bob Hagerty .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1999)
Sean Peacock .... electrician (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
Yuri Karjane .... assistant camera (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
 
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 (8 episodes, 1993-1997)
Alexa L. Fogel .... original casting: New York (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
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 (15 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)
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 (7 episodes, 1993-1994)

Douglas Thornton .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
Atli Örvarsson .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
 
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 (8 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 (38 episodes, 1993-2004)
Tano Tropia .... assistant location manager (31 episodes, 1996-1998)
Curtis Wilmot .... location manager (30 episodes, 1997-2004)
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 (17 episodes, 1993-2003)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (14 episodes, 2002-2005)
Keith Eisner .... story editor (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
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)
Caroline James .... production accountant (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Barbara Kroells .... assistant: Steven Bochco (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
George Putnam .... script coordinator (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)
June Jordan .... stand-in (3 episodes, 1997-2003)
Christiana Hooks .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Thanks
Bruce Paltrow .... dedicatee: in memory of (1 episode, 2002)
 

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Additional Details

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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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:
Prior to the show's premiere and immediately afterward there was enormous controversy over what was perceived to be high levels of offensive language and nudity. Many affiliates refused to air the show and several advertisers boycotted it. Steven Bochco negotiated intensely with the network for a certain amount of language and nudity to be allowed. He has said that because of the pressure on the network from this criticism the show would likely not have survived had it not been an instant hit.See more »
Quotes:
Andy:[while examining the body of a decapitated man whose head is sitting in his own lap] You don't often encounter this method of suicide.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spin off "Public Morals" (1996)See more »

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38 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Simply the best ever, 5 July 2003
Author: Van Smack from Hackensack, NJ

Consider that in the first 50 years of ABC television, NYPD Blue was on for 12 of them. Was it better, more edgy the first couple of seasons? Yes. Was it at the end? Not so much. Yet, it was still appointment television. It was ground-breaking, and if you missed it from Day One, sure you can buy the DVD's as they come out, but it was so different than anything on TV then, and it changed what we expect out of television dramas.

The character of Andy Sipowicz, played by 4 time Emmy winner Dennis Franz, was the most realistic character ever created on television, faults and all. He was a modern-day everyman, and that was why we rooted for him, even when he was in one of those moods. It was why we continued to watch right up until it's triumphant end.

It came along when the one-hour drama on network television was all but dead; it re-defined the look of prime time drama with language and wardrobe (or lack their of), as well as how it was filmed; and when you speak with anyone that is or ever has served in law enforcement in this country, they'll tell you it was the best show at capturing "The Job" from a realism and accuracy standpoint.

Thank God for re-runs.

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