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Boomtown (2002–2003)

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Each episode of this series, set in present day Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and ... See full summary »


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Complete series cast summary:
 Detective Joel Stevens (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
 David McNorris (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
 Detective Bobby 'Fearless' Smith (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
 Officer Ray Hechler (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
 Teresa Ortiz (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
 Officer Tom Turcotte (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
 Andrea Little (18 episodes, 2002-2003)


Each episode of this series, set in present day Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and rescue squad, even the criminals themselves. Written by Brian Barjenbruch

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One crime. Seen from every point of view.


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Release Date:

29 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Metrópolis  »

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(24 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


After NBC renewed the show for a second season, they cut the show's first season episode order from 22 to 18 episodes. Season 2 only got to film 6 episodes before being canceled. See more »


Mr. LaFontaine: I've been trying to think of a prayer but I'm coming up blank. It's been a long time. You got any?
Det. Joel Stevens: No. No I'm all out.
Mr. LaFontaine: How about you? Prayer?
Det. Bobby "Fearless" Smith: I don't have a prayer, but I do have a story.
Mr. LaFontaine: Ok.
Det. Bobby "Fearless" Smith: There was this wave way out in the ocean. He was just racing along having a great time. Sun light glinting, sparkling, just flying. Until one day he look ahead and he saw wave after wave in front of him crashing on the beach and he got scared. And this older wave in front of him said, "I know what your ...
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A wonderful, if short-lived series.
30 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really don't understand how this show was pulled because it was really excellent. I agree with one of the posters that the people behind it should have gone to HBO. Another possibility would have been F/X, where Boomtown would have found a good home in the company of The Shield, Rescue Me, and Nip 'n' Tuck.

Unfortunately, it ended up on network television where it lived a short life. Boomtown sported a wonderful cast, including Donnie Wahlberg, Neil McDonough, Mykelti Williamson (whom I remember when he was a kid on "Cover Up"), Jason Gedrick, and a story arc which featured the beautiful Vanessa Williams and Rebecca de Mornay.

Boomtown had a lot of style, interesting stories, and a great cast. It's no wonder NBC got rid of it. Bozos!

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