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The Shield 

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Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.

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Shawn Ryan
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7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2008   2007   2006   2005   2004   2003   … See all »
Top Rated TV #110 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Michael Chiklis ...  Vic Mackey 89 episodes, 2002-2008
Catherine Dent ...  Danni Sofer 89 episodes, 2002-2008
Walton Goggins ...  Shane Vendrell 89 episodes, 2002-2008
Michael Jace ...  Julien Lowe 89 episodes, 2002-2008
Jay Karnes ...  Holland Wagenbach 89 episodes, 2002-2008
Benito Martinez ...  David Aceveda 89 episodes, 2002-2008
CCH Pounder ...  Claudette Wyms 89 episodes, 2002-2008
Cathy Cahlin Ryan ...  Corrine Mackey 83 episodes, 2002-2008
David Rees Snell ...  Ronnie Gardocki 83 episodes, 2002-2008
Kenny Johnson ...  Curtis Lemansky 66 episodes, 2002-2006
David Marciano ...  Steve Billings 42 episodes, 2005-2008
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The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact. Written by <jgp3553@yahoo.com>

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Back with a vengeance (Season 2) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Trivia

There are police technical advisers on the set of every episode. See more »

Quotes

Vic Mackey: Pack up your shit and get on the first donkey back to home.
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Connections

Referenced in Searching (2018) See more »

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The Shield on 2020
31 July 2020 | by danielceretoSee all my reviews

I just finished this series today on July 2020 and all I have to say is that it does not look cheap, old or non interesting, just keeping in mind this was filmed between 2002-2008. First, most of the main cast are extremely good actors. Vic, Aceveda and Shane were the most powerful. Second, the storyline and the length of the chapters are quite good too. Probably the story could have been told with 4-5 seasons easily. But it is what it is. Last, camera work, make up and sound are pretty cool. I can't believe this show started on 2002. On the other hand, seems some characters were not fully developed or look like the writers didn't want to give them credit. But not a big thing. So, overall if you're looking for an excellent cops show, brutal, raw and almost perfect, this one is for you. Now, I'm going to watch The Wire. I want to compare both shows and see which one is better.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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