Catholic confession city-politics softball-game.

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1997   1996   Unknown  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
 Mickey Kinnear 12 episodes, 1996-1997
 Det. Frank Collero 10 episodes, 1996-1997
 Michael 'Fivers' Dugan 10 episodes, 1996-1997
 Mayor Christian Davidson 9 episodes, 1996-1997
 Carl Eiling 5 episodes, 1997
 Sammy Feathers 5 episodes, 1996-1997
Courtney Jacquin ...
 Janie Rooney 5 episodes, 1996-1997


In an unnamed, broken-down city somewhere near the Canadian border, three violent men seem destined to come into conflict. Detective Cameron Quinn is searching for the man who killed his partner. Vicious mobster Jimmy Murtha may be the killer, but he's busy looking after old friend Danny Rooney, who just did three years in prison for a crime Murtha committed. Written by Alan Sepinwall <>

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Crime | Drama | Romance



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27 October 1996 (USA)  »

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In a list appearing Spectrum issue #22, dated April 2000 of the best TV series of the 1990s, John Thorne ranked this show as #2. See more »


Theresa Conners: You're making a big mistake, Danny.
Danny Rooney: Yeah, well, you make enough of them, you get good at it.
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Referenced in The Next Three Days (2010) See more »

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Shameful DVD Release

Yeah, I bought my copy yesterday and as I was watching the Pilot, I was remembering the next line to be said, as if no time had passed since the original CBS airing. That's how often I think about this show.

Watched the first 5 minutes of the next episode on the DVD, then angrily ejected the disc... because there's THREE episodes missing!!

Whose BRILLIANT idea was it to place a 3-episode gap on an incomplete DVD compilation for a series with a running storyline, where discontinuity is LETHAL?

That's kinda like the game CBS played when they refused to re-air the first two episodes after an angry public forced them to resurrect EZ Streets from a four-month hiatus!

All the great moments we're missing...

• The "Illusion, Allusion" discussion between Jimmy and Fivers in the burned-out restaurant.

• The "Pop-Up" shower scene with Jimmy and Theresa.

• Theresa getting frisky at church.

• Theresa joyfully waking up, then retrieving her pager from under the covers and returning Jimmy's call... Jimmy: "Why won't you give me your home phone number?" Teresa: "Because I love it when you call me this way."

• The "Dog-face" discussion that ends with Jimmy heaving a glass at Mickey's head: "What kinda dog?"

I could go on...

Oh, and I really want the chance to see if there really IS a mailbox in Theresa's apartment building with the name "B. Fraser"!

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