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 Chief Jack Mannion (89 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Deputy Chief Joe Noland (89 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Det. Temple Page (89 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Off. Nancy Parras / ... (88 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Ella Farmer (66 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Det. Kevin Debreno (66 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Sgt. Phil Brander (43 episodes, 2000-2004)
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Despite having over 30 law enforcement agencies, Washington DC still has the highest crime rate in the US. With politics and indifference being a large factor in this, the city hires Newark PD Chief Jack Mannion, a movie-quoting, lounge-singing former NYPD transit cop who claims he can (and has successfully) cut a city's crime rate in half with his get-with-it-or-report-to-meter-maid-duty attitude, to take over as commissioner of the DC Police. Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Based loosely on the career of NYPD Deputy Commissioner Jack Maple. See more »

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In loving memory of Lynne Thigpen See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.20 (2010) See more »

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27 September 2005 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I rarely write about TV shows, most of which are not worth the celluloid to which they have been committed. THE DISTRICT was a rare exception. Loosely based on the exploits of a real police chief, each week the show completely immersed us in the life and workings of a big city police force, where the characters were all too human. Craig Nelson, not one of my favorite actors by a long shot, here found the character he was born to play, a no-nonsense police chief of deep emotions and complex personality. The supporting cast was a mixed bag of stereotypes straight out of BARNEY MILLER and HILL STREET BLUES, with the exception of the late veteran film actress Lynne Thigpen who stood out as Nelson's feisty and ultraloyal aide de camp. The show frequently dealt in tragedy, which may have resulted in its early demise, after only four seasons. Too bad. It was a near-great show, each episode filmed and framed like a theatrical movie. Once in awhile a situation or ending might seem a little too pat, and sometimes a little hokey, but we willingly went along for the ride because we felt for and with these dedicated officers of the law. What a show. It is sorely missed. Thank God for reruns, which is how I came to know this show as I work evenings. Same thing with the quasi-classic NASH BRIDGES.


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