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

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Great drama and human emotion
24 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was in shock when I found out that The District had been canceled. It was my all-time favorite show, and I could not understand why a show of this quality would not be continued at least as long as Gunsmoke or The Johnny Carson show. Good grief, every single episode had a real life story line that held your interest, the characters were very, very real, and the actors were all extremely good, and each episode held me from start to finish. Mannion was truly a unique and delightful character, he was humorous, yet deadly serious about his mission. He was resourceful and intelligent, and his emotions ran the gamut of human experience- from deep love to intense hatred. His character was likable, respected, and admired, while you could laugh at him at the same time. Each of the other characters was very special, and they all blended together in this series so perfectly, so wonderfully that I am still scratching my head wondering why, why did they cancel it? While it is true that Lynne Thigpen was a central character in the series, and that her untimely death was a true loss to this series and to the world, I believe she could have been replaced by Sherri, or another character similar to Ella, so this was probably not the cause of the cancellation. Whatever the cause was, I think we have lost a truly great TV series by this shows cancellation. Craig T. Nelson- I love you & I miss your show & all of the other great characters, truly talented people.


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