Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.

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The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact. Written by <jgp3553@yahoo.com>

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Eric Stoltz was the original choice for Vic Mackey. See more »

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Curtis 'Lemonhead' Lemansky: Do we have a warrant?
Shane Vendrell: Just my winning smile!
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One of the most underrated shows on TV.
24 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I have all the seasons in DVD box sets and they're worth every penny. Few TV shows are able to maintain an excellent level of writing, acting and direction. ABC's Once & Again did that successfully for 3 years and The Shield has done it for 5 years and is still going. New shows come and go but, few live up to a series like this. No cliché lines. No over explaining every thing to you like you're an idiot (i.e. C.S.I.). No clear good guy / bad guy. Everyone is human. The action is there, the suspense is there, they shoot it as if you are there. Vic Mackey and his strike team are a force for the gangs of Farmington to contend with. But, sometimes the cops find themselves on the wrong side of a gun.


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