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Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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 Detective Kevin Corcoran (23 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Robert Morehouse (23 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Elizabeth Haverford / ... (23 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Doctor Matthew Freeman (23 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Sara Freeman (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Eva Heissen (22 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Captain Ciaran Joseph Sullivan (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Norbert Morehouse (15 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Morehouse's Butler (13 episodes, 2012-2013)
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 Brendan Donovan (12 episodes, 2013)
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 Ellen Corcoran (11 episodes, 2012-2013)
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Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while interacting with the uptown Manhattan crowd and the black community. Written by THR

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In 1864, he was New York's finest. See more »

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6 August 2012 (USA)  »

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Copper - A törvény ára  »

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The gun fights are shot with real guns from the 1800s, and Anastasia Griffith said that the "props guys are so excited by the guns". See more »

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Detective Kevin Corcoran: I have a favor to ask.
Elizabeth Haverford: Well that's fortunate. I've brought you here to ask a favor of my own.
Detective Kevin Corcoran: [pulls out Elizabeth's letter] Next time, could you ease up on the rose water? I will not hear the end of it at the precinct-house.
Elizabeth Haverford: Embarrassing you was not my intention. It's just the way I smell.
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In the opening credits, there is a map showing the Five Points as it stood in the show's time period. See more »

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A smartly made show worth watching
7 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Copper came out of the gate a bit slowly, and that turned out to be a good thing. It's written to give a good, solid character development that really comes in handy as the show progresses and avoids the usual 2 dimensional "good guy/bad guy" stuff where so many characters usually become boring in similar types of drama.

Tom Weston-Jones is solid as Irish American copper Kevin "Corky" Corcoran and he's completely believable as a 19th century law officer in the Five Points area of New York City trying to do the job as honorably as he can, as well as locate his missing wife and find the murderer of his young daughter, amongst other things. An added bit of gritty reality finds that he's human and sometimes finds himself tempted by stuff (and occasionally partakes in certain acts) that most viewers today know are pretty much illegal or at least borderline not lawful. That's what makes this series so good is that it plays on a part of 19th century history that was pretty messed up due to the tumult caused by the civil war, but not touched on too often in television, anyway, from the gritty appearances of the cast and the scenery, to the questionable law practices. That's what makes this show a standout.

BBC America has got a winner in this one and it just keeps getting better as the storyline is fleshed out a little more with each episode. I can see why Barry Levinson is not afraid to attach his moniker to this show as an executive producer. It's that good.


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