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22 September 1997 (USA) See more »
A realistic and gritty police drama centering on the lives of a group of close knit police officers and crime victims at a seedy police station in Brooklyn, New York City. Full summary »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 12 of 60)

Jon Tenney ... Patrol Sgt. Francis X. Donovan (22 episodes, 1997-1998)

Michael DeLuise ... Off. Phil Roussakoff (22 episodes, 1997-1998)

Gary Basaraba ... Sgt. Richard Santoro / ... (22 episodes, 1997-1998)

Titus Welliver ... Off. Jake Lowery (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Klea Scott ... Off. Nona Valentine (22 episodes, 1997-1998)

Dylan Walsh ... Off. Jimmy Doyle (22 episodes, 1997-1998)

Yancy Butler ... Off. Anne-Marie Kersey / ... (21 episodes, 1997-1998)

James Sikking ... Capt. Stan Jonas / ... (20 episodes, 1997-1998)

Richard T. Jones ... Off. Clement Johnson (20 episodes, 1997-1998)

Adam Rodriguez ... Off. Hector Villanueva (20 episodes, 1997-1998)

Patrick McGaw ... Terry Doyle (16 episodes, 1997-1998)

A.J. Langer ... Kathleen Doyle (9 episodes, 1997-1998)

Series Directed by
Michael W. Watkins (6 episodes, 1997-1998)
Marc Buckland (5 episodes, 1997-1998)
Lesli Linka Glatter (2 episodes, 1998)
Christopher Misiano (2 episodes, 1998)
James Whitmore Jr. (2 episodes, 1998)
Series Writing credits
Steven Bochco (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Bill Clark (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
William M. Finkelstein (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
David Milch (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Michael S. Chernuchin (5 episodes, 1997-1998)
Edward Allen Bernero (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Matt Olmstead (4 episodes, 1998)
Doug Palau (4 episodes, 1998)
Nicholas Wootton (4 episodes, 1998)
Scott Williams (3 episodes, 1997-1998)

Series Produced by
Joseph Berger-Davis .... co-producer (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Steven Bochco .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Bill Clark .... supervising producer (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
William M. Finkelstein .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
David Milch .... executive producer (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Stephen Lim .... coordinating producer / supervising producer (5 episodes, 1997-1998)
Marc Buckland .... supervising producer (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Michael W. Watkins .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1997-1998)

Bernadette Caulfield .... producer (unknown episodes)
Michael S. Chernuchin .... producer (unknown episodes)
Tracey D'Arcy .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Mike Post (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Series Cinematography by
Bill Roe (3 episodes, 1998)
Series Film Editing by
Scott Eilers (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Peter B. Ellis (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Michael Stern (7 episodes, 1997-1998)
Series Casting by
Junie Lowry-Johnson (3 episodes, 1997-1998)
Scott Genkinger (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Series Production Design by
Paul Eads (1 episode, 1997)
Series Set Decoration by
Mary Ann Biddle (1 episode, 1997)
Series Costume Design by
Brad R. Loman (1 episode, 1997)
Series Makeup Department
Monique DeSart .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1997)
Tom Hoerber .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1997)
Carol Pershing .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1997)
Amy L. Taylor .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1997)

Arrick Anderson .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Dena Green .... assistant hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Nina Kraft .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Michele Teleis-Fickle .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Caroline James .... production supervisor (1 episode, 1997)
Stephen Lim .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1997)

Bernadette Caulfield .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Byrne Prenderville .... second second assistant director (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Chris Stoia .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1997)
Series Art Department
David Napoli .... set dresser (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Eric Wortmann .... on set painter (9 episodes, 1997)
Douglas T. Madison .... property master (1 episode, 1997)
Duke Tomasick .... construction coordinator (1 episode, 1997)

Anthony Delacruz .... propmaker (unknown episodes)
Steven M. Saylor .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Robert Appere .... sound re-recording mixer (1 episode, 1997)
Kenneth R. Burton .... sound re-recording mixer (1 episode, 1997)
C. Darin Knight .... production sound mixer (1 episode, 1997)
Dave Weathers .... supervising sound editor (1 episode, 1997)

Deb Adair .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Steve Cantamessa .... production sound mixer / sound re-recordist (unknown episodes)
Fred Clemons .... sound re-recordist (unknown episodes)
Victor Iorillo .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Stacey Michaels .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Craig M. Otte .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Elmo Ponsdomenech .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Mike Schmidt .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Jalil Jay Lynch .... stunts (1 episode, 1997)

Stracy Diaz .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Andy Gill .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Charles Grisham .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Eddie Perez .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tim Rigby .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John J. Ellingwood .... first assistant camera (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Donald S. Hubbell .... dolly grip (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Dennis J. Laine .... camera operator (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip (12 episodes, 1998)
Deborah Brozina .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 1998)

Phil Abraham .... camera operator: "b" camera / director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
Joe Collins .... first assistant camera: New York (unknown episodes)
Sean Fairburn .... camera operator: "b" camera (unknown episodes)
Daniel C. Gold .... camera operator: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Scott Genkinger .... casting associate (1 episode, 1997)

Byron Crystal .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Debra Beebe .... costume supervisor (1 episode, 1997)

Billy Ray McKenna .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Robin Roberts .... key costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Steve Porter .... final colorist (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Greg Faluszczak .... on-line editor (14 episodes, 1997-1998)

Steven Lang .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Mike Post .... composer: theme music (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
Nino Centurion .... music editor (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Ian Dye .... orchestrator / music mixer (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Series Transportation Department
Norm Benson .... transportation coordinator (1 episode, 1997)
Bonnie Yamahiro .... driver (1 episode, 1998)
Series Other crew
Tano Tropia .... assistant location manager (21 episodes, 1997-1998)
Barbara Casner .... assistant production coordinator (20 episodes, 1997-1998)
Pat Young .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 1997-1998)
Heidi Addison .... production coordinator (8 episodes, 1997)
Michael E. Jacobson .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1997)
Carol Banker .... continuity supervisor (1 episode, 1997)
Kaylene Carlson .... assistant production coordinator (1 episode, 1997)

Eve Applebaum .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Heather I. Denton .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Larry Donahue .... chef (unknown episodes)
Wendy Fishman .... assistant: Michael Watkins (unknown episodes)
Bill Garvey .... location assistant: New York (unknown episodes)
Stephen Lim .... coordinating producer (unknown episodes)
Tracy Thomas .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Julie Wagner .... stand-in: Carrie Hamilton (unknown episodes)

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60 min (22 episodes)
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Lots of exterior shots were done in Park Slope Brooklyn.See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Looked like a Sure Winner; but what do we know? After all, we're not Network Big Shots!, 10 December 2007
Author: John T. Ryan ( from United States

I am a Cop, a Big City Cop. At least I was one for nearly 35 years, which was just about all of my adult life. So, just because life doesn't require sitting through at Roll Calls, patrolling the streets, nor attendance in various Court Rooms, from Traffic Court to Felony Courts and the Grand Jury; the identity is still the same, a Cop.

And, being that the Statute of Limitations have now run their course, the time is ripe. They say that Confession is good for the Soul, so it must be that time. It's high time to get all of this off my chest. So please, bear with me. Thank you.

I like Cop Shows, good Cop Shows, that is. Certain Series such as : "ADAM 12", "POLICE STORY", "HILL STREET BLUES" and the perennial NBC Favourite, "LAW & ORDER" and its family, these are programs that combine a certain level of realism, blended in with high entertainment value.

Sometimes, the public forgets that Policemen are just like any other grown-up boys, only more so. Cops like their toys and they like their fantasies. When DIRTY HARRY with Clint Eastwood hit the Screens in 1971, it was all Clint Eastwood for America's Cops. So we saw Dirty Harry type haircuts, Harry like sport jackets and the like. And there wasn't a Smith & Wesson, Model 29, .44 Magnum Calibre Pistol left for sale in any gun shops in these United States.

So a little make believe can go along way, for anyone, even the Police.

In "BROOKLYN SOUTH" we have a Stephen Bochco Production that has quite a Family Tree. It's a cousin of "NYPD BLUE" and is also distantly related to that most prolific progenitor, the Abraham of Cop Shows, "HILL STREET BLUES".

Like all the previous efforts from Mr. Bochco, quality reigned supreme. The writing, the cinematography, costuming, color work and cast were all tops. A fine group of actors, both veteran and youthful, formed a sort of repertory company of NY City Police. Among those featured, my own favourites were: "HILL STREET" veteran, James B. Sikking as Captain Jones, Michael DeLuise as Officer Phil Roussakoff and the very underrated and unappreciated Gary Basaraba as Desk Sgt.Richard Santoro, who got promoted to Lieutenant during the short, 22 episode run of "BROOKLYN SOUTH".* Mr. Bochco and Company were attempting to do what is most difficult, and that is namely, to do a successful series not about the 'Big Heat' Detectives; but rather one dealing with the 'grunts', the infantryman of the Police Department, the Uniformed Patrolmen.

NOTE: * We see that the entire series is available on DVD. Quick, someone tell my family! Christmas is just a little more than 2 weeks away.

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