A "political drama" that juxtaposes the stories of a young female F.B.I. agent (Bibb) and a mobster (Paymer).




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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »


Complete series cast summary:
 Jennifer Sampson 13 episodes, 2003-2005
 Amiel Macarthur 13 episodes, 2003-2005
 Todd Stevens 13 episodes, 2003-2005
 Donovan Stubbin 13 episodes, 2003-2005
Paul D'Elia ...
 Janet Malloy 10 episodes, 2003-2005
Stan Kelly ...
Jaycee Porter ...
 Joanie Sampson 6 episodes, 2003-2004


A "political drama" that juxtaposes the stories of a young female F.B.I. agent (Bibb) and a mobster (Paymer).

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Drama | Crime



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Release Date:

2 December 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lines of Duty  »

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(13 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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14 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

When this show came on it blew my mind. It was dark, gritty, and at first better even than 24. David Paymer was a classic cold-blooded villain and Leslie Hope was great against type of her 24 character, nail-tough.

In one episode, everything changed. It was when the FBI was pursuing a criminal pregnant woman, who ultimately abandoned her newborn in a dumpster. The baby was found alive and well and the episode had a warm, happy ending. No, I am no sadist who enjoys the sight of dead babies, but the whole point of a series like this is to show us what we do not want to see, along the lines of Saving Private Ryan.

With each successive episode it lost its edge, the fate of so many good shows. In less than a season, really half a season, it went on the journey NYPD Blue took over the course of a decade, throwing in curse words and partial nudity to appear gritty, but really becoming all too soft. I loved the show, then I was glad to see it canceled.

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