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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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 Mickey Kinnear 12 episodes, 1996-1997
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 Det. Frank Collero 10 episodes, 1996-1997
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 Michael 'Fivers' Dugan 10 episodes, 1996-1997
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 Mayor Christian Davidson 9 episodes, 1996-1997
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 Carl Eiling 5 episodes, 1997
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 Sammy Feathers 5 episodes, 1996-1997
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 Janie Rooney 5 episodes, 1996-1997
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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 <sepinwal@force.stwing.upenn.edu>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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'Paul Haggis' said that the film _Prince of the City_ was one of his main influences for the show. See more »

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Cameron Quinn: We'll talk later. I got a thing.
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Exceptional
23 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

The is the show that I would *most* love to see again, and especially to own on DVD. Alas, it doesn't look like that will ever happen :(

Incredibly cinematic, dark, atmospheric (lots of decay with a hauntingly beautiful Irish-inspired soundtrack) and an amazing cast - including Joey P who can seemingly do *everything* brilliantly.

While Paul Haggis would retread some of EZ Street's ground in the also-brilliant Black Donellys in some ways, EZ Streets for me remains his masterpiece. If this is *ever* on TV, on video, on DVD near you, do try and catch it. Heck - record it please, and send it to me, because I would dearly love to see this series again - and I didn't even see all of the episodes either.

I came across EZ Streets when Channel 4 in the UK starting airing it at some stupid-o-clock, I think it was about 4am on Friday night/Saturday morning. Having seen the pilot I was hooked, and watched every episode until, as the story was leading somewhere, it was gone, never to be seen again. I still don't know the outcomes and the central plot point resolutions, and possibly never will.

This show seems to have really been lost out there, apart from the few episodes available (which, given how good EZS was, is kinda insulting). This show, along with some of the other brilliant-but-cancelled-before-their-time shows *cough*Firefly*cough*, is living proof that quality doesn't win out.

Outstanding, haunting, beautiful, ugly, moving - I miss it.


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