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Release Date:
14 March 2001 (USA) See more »
New York detective Mike McNeil is well-known for his unconventional approach of fighting crime. But it also takes a toll in his personal life complicated by his wife and girlfriend on the side.
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Unique, Witty, and Original - The 'ABCs' of 'Cancellation' See more (34 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 19)

Denis Leary ... Mike McNeil (19 episodes, 2001-2002)

Lenny Clarke ... Frank Harrigan (19 episodes, 2001-2002)

Diane Farr ... Jan Fendrich (19 episodes, 2001-2002)

Bill Nunn ... Terrence 'Pip' Phillips (19 episodes, 2001-2002)

John Ortiz ... Ruben Somarriba / ... (19 episodes, 2001-2002)

Adam Ferrara ... Tommy Manetti (19 episodes, 2001-2002)

Julian Acosta ... Al Rodriguez (19 episodes, 2001-2002)

Karyn Parsons ... Toni (10 episodes, 2001-2002)

Wendy Makkena ... Karen McNeil (9 episodes, 2001-2002)

Keith David ... Lt. Williams (9 episodes, 2001-2002)

Series Directed by
Tucker Gates (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Adam Bernstein (3 episodes, 2002)
Peter Tolan (2 episodes, 2002)
Series Writing credits
Denis Leary (15 episodes, 2001-2002)
Peter Tolan (15 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mike Martineau (4 episodes, 2001-2002)

Series Produced by
Jim Serpico .... executive producer (19 episodes, 2001-2002)
Lauren Corrao .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Denis Leary .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kerry Orent .... producer (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Peter Tolan .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Tucker Gates .... producer (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mike Martineau .... producer / supervising producer (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Leslie Tolan .... coordinating producer (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Daphne Pollon .... co-executive producer (5 episodes, 2001)
Richard Dresser .... co-executive producer (4 episodes, 2002)
Frank Sackett .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2002)
Series Original Music by
Christopher Tyng (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Cinematography by
John Thomas (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Film Editing by
Leslie Tolan (6 episodes, 2001)
Paul Anderson (5 episodes, 2001)
Alan Baumgarten (4 episodes, 2002)

Joel Goodman (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Avy Kaufman (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Production Design by
Michael Shaw (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Art Direction by
Shawn Carroll (6 episodes, 2001)
Series Set Decoration by
Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo (13 episodes, 2002)
Ondine Karady (5 episodes, 2001)
Series Costume Design by
Ellen Lutter (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Makeup Department
Kerrie Smith .... key hair (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Meredith Soupios .... key makeup (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Production Management
Shane Keller .... post-production supervisor (11 episodes, 2002)
Christopher Goode .... unit production manager (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Alyson Evans .... production supervisor (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Frank Sackett .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert C. Albertell .... second assistant director / first assistant director (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Steve Apicella .... first assistant director (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michael Pitt .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2002)

Scott Schaeffer .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Flo Frintzilas .... scenic artist (19 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mario Herrera .... charge scenic artist (19 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michael Herlihy .... construction foreman (14 episodes, 2001-2002)
Daniel Geary .... carpenter (12 episodes, 2002)
Jeremy Rosenstein .... art department coordinator (11 episodes, 2002)
Brian Buteau .... set dresser (6 episodes, 2001)
Francis Panuccio .... construction foreman (5 episodes, 2001)
William F. Reynolds .... property master (5 episodes, 2001)
Danny Rovira .... construction coordinator (5 episodes, 2001)
Anthony Baldasare .... on-set dresser (4 episodes, 2001)
Daniel Rosenfeld .... scenic shopman (4 episodes, 2001)
Thomas Costabile .... construction coordinator (4 episodes, 2002)
Jonathan Tessler .... property master (4 episodes, 2002)
Series Sound Department
Deron Street .... assistant sound editor (16 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michael Jiron .... post-production sound mixer (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Paul Tade .... supervising sound editor (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Charles Bruce .... sound effects editor (10 episodes, 2002)
Rolf Pardula .... production sound mixer (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor (9 episodes, 2002)
Karl Wasserman .... sound utility (9 episodes, 2002)
Allen L. Stone .... post-production sound mixer (6 episodes, 2001)
Kenneth Young .... sound effects editor (6 episodes, 2001)
Dave Concors .... post-production sound mixer (4 episodes, 2002)
Jessica Goodwin .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2001-2002)

John Bailey .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
Mike Decker .... sound assistant (unknown episodes)
Stuart Deutsch .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Dan Carrington .... flame artist (2 episodes, 2001)
Scott Milne .... visual effects supervisor (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Stunts
Danny Aiello III .... stunt coordinator (17 episodes, 2001-2002)

Roy T. Anderson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Krause .... grip (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
Gary Martone .... key grip (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jim Denny .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Peter Reniers .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Patrick Cousins .... gaffer (5 episodes, 2001)
Kelly Britt .... electrician (5 episodes, 2002)
Phil Testa .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2002)
Scott H. Ramsey .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2001-2002)

Jendra Jarnagin .... additional electrician (unknown episodes, 2001)
Bill Almeida .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Phil Cohen .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (unknown episodes)
Tom Concordia .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Chris Drechsler .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Lance Mayer .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Mark Schwentner .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Igor Srubshchik .... 24 frame video operator / video playback operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Driss Tijani .... extras casting assistant (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
Avy Kaufman .... original casting (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Bonnie Zane .... original casting (9 episodes, 2001-2002)

Kristine Bulakowski .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Jessica Daniels .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Nelia Morago .... casting associate (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rochelle Joseph .... wardrobe dresser: Denis Leary / wardrobe: Denis Leary (19 episodes, 2001-2002)
Careen Fowles .... costumer (6 episodes, 2001)
Carmia Marshall .... costumer (4 episodes, 2001)

Sonya M. Andonov .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Barrett Hong .... wardrobe supervisor (unknown episodes)
Jeannie H. Kelly .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Winsome G. McKoy .... wardrobe supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Blake Dennis .... assistant editor (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Frank Sackett .... post-production coordinator (2 episodes, 2001)
Series Music Department
Scott Schirle .... music editor (19 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Transportation Department
Louis Volpe .... transportation captain (9 episodes, 2001-2002)

Bobby Marsh .... driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Michael Charles .... technical consultant / technical coordinator (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Mike Grosky .... location unit assistant (10 episodes, 2002)
Matt Power .... key set production assistant (10 episodes, 2002)
Adam Vitalis .... production accountant / assistant accountant (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sandy Medeiros .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2002)
Lys Hopper .... location manager (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jessica Lichtner .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2001)
Peter Sabat .... production coordinator (5 episodes, 2001)
Andrew Saxe .... location manager (5 episodes, 2001)
Demian Resnick .... assistant location manager (4 episodes, 2001)
Ellen Gannon .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2002)
Lisa Molinaro .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 2002)
Adam Carroll .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2001)
Dave Ginsberg .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2001)

Philip DeRise .... office production assistant (unknown episodes, 2000)
David Gross .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 2001)
Michael 'Bones' Buono .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Joshua Chaplinsky .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Joe Gagnepain .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Michael Hartel .... location assistant / location scout (unknown episodes)
Christopher Johnston .... location coordinator (unknown episodes)
Kristan C. Keck .... assistant: Kerry Orent (unknown episodes)
Adam J. Kreps .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Meredith Mills-Cavalluzzo .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Quesenbery .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Gary S. Rake .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Evan T. Reilly .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Georg Schmithüsen .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Susan Silas .... location scout (unknown episodes)
Hilary Smith .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Leon Watkins .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Jon Zeidman .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min | USA:30 min (19 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Dennis Leary has used several cast members in other series in which he is involved. Bill Nunn is also cast in Leary's current series, "Sirens." Lenny Clarke is cast in both " Sirens" and "Rescue Me." And Adam Ferrara is cast in " Rescue Me."See more »
Arrested Criminal:[Mike pulls a taxi driver out of a his cab after a wise remark and proceeds to beat the hell out of him.] Damn! Is your partner crazy?
Terrence 'Pip' Phillips:No, he just quit smoking.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Unique, Witty, and Original - The 'ABCs' of 'Cancellation', 7 June 2002
Author: kablam from Washington state

It's hard to believe that ABC, a network owned by the Disney Corporation, a network that once harbored television's most irritating character, Steve Urkel, a network that gave birth to long-running entertainment tumors like "Full House," could come up with not ONE of the greatest genre-pushing television shows of all time, but TWO, in a period as short as three years, and cancel them both. The first was "Sports Night" a series that has rightfully been called "one of the greatest things in the history of television;" the second was "The Job."

What IS "The Job?" Is it a sitcom? Is it a drama? Is it a 'dramady?' The answer to all of these questions is 'yes.' "The Job" is all of these things and more, a concoction of acting, writing, and production so perfect, that the very idea that it could come into being so soon after the demise of "Sports Night" practically defies all possibility, and yet it happened. And yet it had a wonderful timeslot. And yet it was canceled.

"The Job" stars Denis Leary in what could have and SHOULD have been his first real niche role outside of standup and performance art-comedy: A New York Police detective named Mike McNeil with a drinking problem, a smoking problem, and a drug problem, who has a wife and kids, but also has a mistress on the side, and a wandering eye. The perfect anti-hero.

Surrounding Leary is an equally-talented cast that comes together just as seamlessly as, again, "Sports Night." Bill Nunn is Leary's partner, Terrence "Pip" Phillips, the good-conscience-with-a-halo to McNeil's horns-tail-and-pitchfork, chiding him for his bad behavior while simultaneously envying him a but. Lenny Clarke delivers his familiar big, goofy police officer role without flaw, often drawing some of the loudest laughs. Diane Farr shows that she has razor-sharp acting skills to go along with her extremely good looks. Adam Ferrara is, as usual, hilarious.

But don't let all the comments about how funny this show is throw you off: as was said, it's NOT just a sitcom. It also carries all the elements more familiar in drama-territory wonderfully.

And just when shows like this were giving television viewers with an ounce of good taste a chance to dance around on TGIF's grave like Evil Homer Simpson, all that "family friendly" programming has to rise back out of the ground like half-decayed zombies and take big, fatal bites out of the skulls of more daring and innovative programming like "the Job," all under the command of Mickey Mouse, Zombie Master.

ABC should be proud of themselves for bringing this show into existence in the first place, but that pride should be more than obliterated by their decision to heartlessly yank it away just as we were all starting to enjoy it. They should be ASHAMED of themselves for once again caving to the lowest common denominator and dropping this one, as if their treatment of "Sports Night" wasn't bad enough.

Let's hope Comedy Central's weeklong special showings of "the Job" a few months ago were an indicator that Denis Leary took note of what happened to "Sports Night" and was smart enough to get a hook-up for his show with that network as a backup plan. It may be the last chance for cutting-edge shows such as this to protect intelligent viewers from a new wave of Urkels and Tanners sucking (extra emphasis on that) what little brains are left out of television with a bendy-straw.

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