The three detectives fight every kind of criminal all over New York City. The show featured many actual New York City locations, as well as episodes based on real New York City police cases.
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1969   1968   1967  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jack Warden ...  Lt. Mike Haines 49 episodes, 1967-1969
Robert Hooks ...  Det. Jeff Ward 49 episodes, 1967-1969
Frank Converse ...  Det. Johnny Corso 49 episodes, 1967-1969
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The three detectives fight every kind of criminal all over New York City. The show featured many actual New York City locations, as well as episodes based on real New York City police cases. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heiße Spuren See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Talent Associates See more »
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Runtime:

(49 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Al Pacino's first appearance in a television series or film. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster (1992) See more »

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Just Add on color and a half hour
13 August 2006 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The recent demise of Jack Warden put me in mind of this good, but forgotten show. I well remember it from the late sixties. It was a tough and rather realistic look at the life in the precinct squad of the NYPD.

All three of the regulars here went on to have good careers and other television series. Frank Converse and Robert Hooks as the two detectives and their supervisor Jack Warden belong on anyone's A list of players.

NYPD ran for two seasons, got so-so ratings and got the ax. My guess is that it was a generation ahead of its time. It also suffered from the half an hour format. When shows like Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue came on the scene, they were an hour length and there was more time to develop the characters.

But those shows and many others owe a debt to NYPD. Hopefully some cable channel will pick it for reruns.


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