Boomtown (2002–2003)

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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 Detective Joel Stevens (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 David McNorris (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Detective Bobby 'Fearless' Smith (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Officer Ray Hechler (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Teresa Ortiz (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Officer Tom Turcotte (24 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Andrea Little (18 episodes, 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 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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Metrópolis  »

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Trivia

Some items on Fearless's list of things to do before dying are:
  • Learn to speak a foreign language


  • See a launch of the Space Shuttle


  • Send a message in a bottle (done)


  • Ride a camel into the desert


  • Plant a tree (done)


  • Sleep with a hooker (done during pilot episode)


  • Go deep sea fishing and eat oysters


  • Sit on a jury (done)


  • Shower in a waterfall


  • Drive the Autobahn


  • Make love on a kitchen table


  • Pick up a bad habit (done- smoking)


  • Quit that bad habit (done)


  • See the northern lights


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Quotes

David McNorris: A little boy sees his dad gunned down in the street, gun pointed right at his daddy's face. Point blank. But that's not the worst part of it. His father was killed for someone else's crime. The horror, the random unfairness of it. The boy doesn't remember any of his childhood after that day then the father's murder hardens the boy. It then becomes his mission to take to the same streets, join a gang, carry a gun, try to right some of those wrongs from oh so long ago.
Chronic aka Daryl C. Norcott: So you studied my life ...
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Referenced in Raines: Pilot (2007) See more »

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Powerfully acted
23 April 2003 | by (Lexington) – See all my reviews

This is the best crime drama on television and the best in recent memory. The changing perspectives are not what sets the show apart. In fact, this aspect is hit and miss. One week it might add something, the next week the story could be told in sequence with equal force. What sets this show apart is the performances of the cast. Neal McDonough is awe inspiring as talented but tragically flawed Deputy DA David McNorris. His performance is more intelligent and nuanced than anything else on network television. It is an incredible combination of a man with positive attributes who is constantly on the edge of self destruction. Donnie Wahlberg and Mykelti Williams also play roles of a lifetime. This is an addictive show that is a must see on Sunday nights.


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