Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
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Hearts and Minds 

Furillo has mixed feelings about Jesse John Hudson, a powerful ex-gang leader who's just been released from jail who claims he wants to do good for his old community. However, word on the ... See full summary »

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Capt. Frank Furillo
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Officer Bobby Hill
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Sgt. Mick Belker
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Lt. Howard Hunter (as James B. Sikking)
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Det. Henry Goldblume
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Fay Furillo
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Det. Neal Washington
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Lt. Ray Calletano (as René Enriquez)
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Officer Lucy Bates
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Officer Andrew Renko
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Joyce Davenport
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Grace Gardner
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Furillo has mixed feelings about Jesse John Hudson, a powerful ex-gang leader who's just been released from jail who claims he wants to do good for his old community. However, word on the street is that Hudson is out to reclaim his old turf. Meanwhile, various police officers search the neighborhood for a missing seven-year-old boy and Belker arrests an orangutan purse snatcher. Written by Woodyanders

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Jorge: Do I look like a kidnapper to you?
Officer J.D. LaRue: Man, with your breath, I don't think you could get close enough to anybody to kidnap 'em.
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References The Naked City (1948) See more »

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"Happy Birthday to You' (uncredited)
Mildred J. Hill' and Patty S. Hill
Performed by Barbara Bosson and Joe Spano
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Solid first episode for the second season
18 August 2010 | by (The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left) – See all my reviews

Furillo (Daniel J. Travanti, sensational as usual) has mixed feelings about Jesse John Hudson (an excellent and charismatic performance by Danny Glover), a powerful ex-gang leader who's just been released from prison who claims he wants to do good for his old community. However, word on the street is that Hudson wants to reclaim his old turf. Meanwhile, various police officers search the neighborhood for a missing seven-year-old boy. This episode offers a typically nice and satisfying blend of drama and humor that was undeniably this show's key specialty. The definite comic highlights are a hilarious conversation between Esterhaus (a wonderfully warm and hearty Michael Conrad) and Hunter (the deliciously deadpan James B. Sikking) about sex and Belker (Bruce Weitz) arresting an orangutan purse snatcher (!). Moreover, this episode starts out with a startling scene with a crazed gun-brandishing guy being shot down by several cops in the station house and concludes with a strong dramatic scene between Furillo and Davenport (a fine Veronica Hamel) in which Furillo requests that they become more serious and committed about their romantic relationship. Nick Savage briefly appears once again as the ubiquitous Pickpocket and Trinidad Silva makes the most out of his limited screen time as cagey gang leader Jesus Martinez, but it's the insanely hot and sensuous Barbara Babcock who almost steals the whole program with only a single scene as the eminently desirable and sexually aggressive Grace Gardner. And this show makes a very relevant point that the system only works up to a certain point.


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