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Barney Miller 

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The Captain of the NYPD 12th Precinct and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come into the squad room.
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Hal Linden ...  Capt. Barney Miller 171 episodes, 1974-1982
Max Gail ...  Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz 170 episodes, 1975-1982
Ron Glass ...  Det. Ron Harris 164 episodes, 1975-1982
Steve Landesberg ...  Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich / ... 124 episodes, 1975-1982
Ron Carey ...  Officer Carl Levitt / ... 121 episodes, 1976-1982
Jack Soo ...  Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana 103 episodes, 1975-1982
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Storyline

Barney Miller is the kind of cop we'd all like to run into. He is always sensible. He maintains order over a squad room of detectives who gamble for a hobby, get hit on by anything in skirts, go to renaissance philosophy conventions for fun, and would really prefer to be writing. Nearly all of the action takes place in the squad room where the citizens and criminals are brought in to complicate the mix. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Hal Linden stars as Captain Barney Miller of the 12th Precinct...headquarters for television's finest...and funniest cops. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Four D Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(170 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Comedy writer and teacher Danny Simon (I) pointed out the three divisions of each "Barney Miller" teleplay: (1) The story about a regular character' (2) Two stories from the outside: (a) Someone in the cell; (b) someone in the squad room with a personal conflict. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Kelly: [comes into the Squad Room dressed in a patrolman's uniform] Patrolman Kelly reporting for duty.
Det. Sgt. Chano Amenguale: For an undercover cop, that's a pretty dumb disguise.
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Crazy Credits

At different times in the production of the series Max Gail was credited as both Max Gail and Maxwell Gail. See more »

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Referenced in Ghosted: The Wire (2018) See more »

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Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Il'yich Tchaikovsky)
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"12th precinct....Captain Miller speaking."
6 December 2009 | by haildevilmanSee all my reviews

I always liked Hal Linden.

If you watch the show, you realize he was more of a supporter despite having his name on top. He mostly kept it all moving well. The eye of the 'cane if you will.

This was a very well cast show that had nothing BUT likable characters. Everyone had their quirks.

Wojo was your typical naive youngster. Fish was the cynical vet. Harris your (almost) militant. And Yemena (RIP Jack) the sarcastic one.

Harris was a paradox. One episode had him as a powerful black man while another had him as a staunch republican. Deitrich (Steve Landesberg also RIP) replaced Fish basically. Both in role and personality.

The humor was bone dry.

Great show and I'm glad it's in reruns still.


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