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"L.A. Law" Fifty Ways to Floss Your Lover (1987)

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Steven Bochco (created by) &
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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
19 February 1987 (Season 1, Episode 18)
Grace pushes hard for the death penalty against a convicted gang member and murderer of a prison guard... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Harry Hamlin ... Michael Kuzak

Susan Dey ... Grace Van Owen

Corbin Bernsen ... Arnie Becker

Jill Eikenberry ... Ann Kelsey

Alan Rachins ... Douglas Brackman, Jr.
Michele Greene ... Abby Perkins

Jimmy Smits ... Victor Sifuentes
Michael Tucker ... Stuart Markowitz

Susan Ruttan ... Roxanne Melman

Richard Dysart ... Leland McKenzie

Robert Picardo ... Lawyer John Dunphy
Jennifer Holmes ... Dr. Jocelyn Pennebaker
Jane Windsor ... Meredith Wiggins
Frederick Coffin ... Bill Novicky
John Hancock ... Judge Richard Armand

Bruce Kirby ... D.A. Bruce Rogoff
Felton Perry ... Detective Lester Tuttle
Laura Esterman ... Gloria Rheinhold

Jeffrey Alan Chandler ... Gun Clerk

Phil Reeves ... Dr. Charles Bassett (as Philip Reeves)

Ebbe Roe Smith ... Daniel Bridges

Annie Abbott ... Judge Janice L. Neiman
Jason Ross ... Anthony Mosha
Martin Azarow ... Robert Sylvia
Gregory Wagrowski ... Gelber
Dore Keller ... John Harkavy
J.W. Smith ... Walt Buckner
Burton Collins ... Judge Hurwitz
Dana DiCiano ... D.D.A. Eve Fleiganhamer

Damon Hines ... Punk
Richard Joseph Lafond Jr. ... Waiter (as Richard Lafond)

Julie Ow ... Dental Assistant
Dorothy Sinclair ... Mrs. Lundstrum
Ivy Broya White ... Mrs. Cramer

Jack Stehlin ... Court Clerk
Gail Ruscetta ... Sam
Pat Distefano ... Emergency Room Doctor (as Pat DiStefano)
Richard Galli ... Foreperson
Matt Butler ... Marshall #1
Wren T. Brown ... Marshall #2 (as Wren Brown)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Holden ... D.A. George Handeman (uncredited)

Conrad Hurtt ... Juror (uncredited)
Kim Murdock ... Reporter (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Mimi Leder 
Writing credits
Steven Bochco (created by) &
Terry Louise Fisher (created by)

Steven Bochco (story) &
Terry Louise Fisher (story)

Jacob Epstein  teleplay
David E. Kelley  teleplay

Produced by
Steven Bochco .... executive producer
Robert Breech .... associate producer (as Robert M. Breech)
Terry Louise Fisher .... supervising producer
Phillip M. Goldfarb .... coordinating producer
Scott Goldstein .... producer
Gregory Hoblit .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Mike Post 
Cinematography by
Robert Seaman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Elodie Keene 
Casting by
Robert Harbin  (as Robert W. Harbin)
Production Design by
Jeffrey L. Goldstein 
Set Decoration by
John Told  (as John E. Told)
Makeup Department
Jane Aull .... makeup artist
Candida Conery .... hair stylist
Leigh Mitchell .... makeup artist
Allen Payne .... hair stylist
Production Management
Phillip M. Goldfarb .... unit production manager
Skip Lusk .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert J. Doherty .... first assistant director
Vince Matsudaira .... second second assistant director
Gary M. Strangis .... second assistant director
Art Department
Robert M. Anderson .... property master (as Bob Anderson)
Brenda Meyers-Ballard .... lead person
Mark Poll .... set designer
Dave Shauger .... construction supervisor
Sound Department
Jerelyn J. Harding .... sound editor (as Jerelyn Golding)
Gary Krivacek .... sound editor
David Schneiderman .... production sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Greene .... first assistant camera
William Mayer .... dolly grip
Julius Metoyer .... chief lighting technician (as Julius Metoyer Jr.)
Julius Metoyer .... gaffer (as Julius Metoyer Jr.)
Lee Nakahara .... camera operator (as Leland Nakahara)
Randall Robinson .... camera operator
Joseph Staton .... second assistant camera
Jeffrey Ray Strong .... best boy
Bob West .... key grip (as Robert West Jr.)
Casting Department
Paul Garnica .... background casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shelly Levine .... costume supervisor: men
Loree Parral .... costumer: women
Editorial Department
Michael M. Robin .... post-production coordinator (as Michael Robin)
Music Department
Mark Green .... music editor
Transportation Department
James Nordberg .... driver
Other crew
Jacob Epstein .... executive story editor
Marilyn Fiebelkorn .... assistant to producer
William M. Finkelstein .... story editor
Judy Hollingsworth .... production coordinator
David E. Kelley .... story editor
H. Bud Otto .... script supervisor
Charles B. Rosenberg .... technical legal advisor

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Film Editing by
Michael John Bateman (1989)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael DeMeritt .... second second assistant director (multiple episodes)
Robert J. Doherty .... first assistant director (31 episodes seasons 1-3)
Mitchell Factor .... second assistant director (episode "Wizzard of Odds, The") (as Mitch Factor)
Mark Hansson .... dga trainee (8 episodes 1989-1990)
Ricardo Méndez Matta .... second assistant director (episode "Izzy Ackerman or Izzy Not?") (as Ricardo Mendez Matta)
Alice West .... first assistant director (21 episodes seasons 1-3)
Sound Department
Skip Adams .... sound editor
Dicken Berglund .... adr mixer
Dicken Berglund .... foley mixer
Marty Church .... adr mixer
Norval D. Crutcher III .... dialogue editor (1989-1992)
Paul J. Diller .... sound editor
Rick Hinson .... sound effects editor (1993-1994)
Dan Hyland .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark L. Mangino .... sound effects editor
James M. McCann .... boom operator (season 1)
Christopher B. Reeves .... adr editor
Christopher B. Reeves .... dialogue editor
Sergio Reyes .... sound re-recording mixer
John B. Schuyler .... boom operator
Les Wolf .... sound editor (season 1)
Special Effects by
Ted Allen .... special effects technician
Mary Albee .... stunt coordinator
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
Buck McDancer .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
John Earl Burnett .... second assistant camera: second unit (as John Burnett)
Tommy Klines .... assistant camera
Richard J. Lee Jr. .... rigging set lighting technician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hugo Boss .... some men's wardrobe furnished by
Jerry Ross .... wardrobe
Other crew
Tina Albanese .... production assistant
Marinelle Guy .... assistant to producer (22 episodes 1987-1988)
Paul Haggis .... creative consultant (1993-1994)
John E. Hensel .... reprise editor
M. Rutledge McCall .... assistant production coordinator
Brenda Meyers-Ballard .... production consultant
Courtney Pakiz .... photo double
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The title is a parody or the 1975 Paul Simon hit song "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" from his album 'Still Crazy After All These Years'.See more »
D.A. Bruce Rogoff:I'm putting two uniforms on you. They'll walk you two in from your car and they'll park outside your place at night.
Michael Kuzak:That's not enough.
Grace Van Owen:The man's in custody, Michael.
Michael Kuzak:Well his gang friends aren't. You got to have to cut off his visitors.
D.A. Bruce Rogoff:We're on top of it, Counsel. Grace, let me ask you something. You got a gun?
Grace Van Owen:No.
D.A. Bruce Rogoff:Do yourself a favor, I'll take care of the permit.
Grace Van Owen:And that's your answer? Arming the victims?
D.A. Bruce Rogoff:Maybe it's not the answer, but it won't hurt.
Grace Van Owen:Well it send the hell of a message, doesn't it, Bruce? The society of law and order, but just in case pack a pistol.
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