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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.
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Series cast summary:
...  Capt. Frank Furillo 144 episodes, 1981-1987
...  Officer Bobby Hill 144 episodes, 1981-1987
...  Sgt. Mick Belker 144 episodes, 1981-1987
...  Lt. Howard Hunter / ... 144 episodes, 1981-1987
...  Lt. Henry Goldblume / ... 144 episodes, 1981-1987
...  Det. Neal Washington 144 episodes, 1981-1987
...  Officer J.D. LaRue / ... 144 episodes, 1981-1987
...  Sgt. Lucy Bates / ... 144 episodes, 1981-1987
...  Officer Andrew Renko 144 episodes, 1981-1987
...  Joyce Davenport 144 episodes, 1981-1987
...  Lt. Ray Calletano / ... 109 episodes, 1981-1987
...  Officer Joe Coffey 104 episodes, 1981-1986
...  Fay Furillo 103 episodes, 1981-1986
Robert Hirschfeld ...  Leo Schnitz / ... 94 episodes, 1981-1985
...  Sgt. Phil Esterhaus 71 episodes, 1981-1984
...  Chief Fletcher Daniels 73 episodes, 1981-1987
...  Irwin Bernstein 58 episodes, 1982-1987
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The original "ensemble drama," this is the story of an overworked, under-staffed police precinct in an anonymous inner city patterned after Chicago. We follow the lives of many characters, from the lowly beat and traffic cops to the captain of the precinct himself. This is the show that blazed the trail followed later by such notable ensemble dramas as "St. Elsewhere" and "L.A. Law." Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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15 January 1981 (USA)  »

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Hill Street Station  »

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(146 episodes)

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Trivia

The exterior of the bar where the officers go after hours is located in Chicago. It has been demolished since the show ended. See more »

Goofs

During the opening credits when the police cars pull out of the garage, one of them has the overhead light bar on backwards. You can see that the others have the siren speakers between the lights facing front, while one has it facing to the trunk. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Fay Furillo: [to Capt. Furillo] Well, excuse me, mister!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits it shows the MTM kitten wearing a policeman's hat to match this show. See more »

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Spoofed in Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009) See more »

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Very Real and Authentic
12 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Hill Street Blues was an unconventional cop show for the '80s, and even today. Why? Because it was real. Well as real as you can get with a TV show, without taking some liberties ofcourse. Unlike Miami Vice, T.J. Hooker or Hunter, HSB had a lot of detail and accuracy.

Sure Miami Vice was an entertaining show, but only for being stylish and hip for it's time. HSB didn't try to be cool, it tried to be accurate. Miami Vice and all the other cop shows and cop movies of the '80s, '90s and today are extremely fake in the way they present themselves, going more for a target demographic then bothering to portray how things operate in our world. In the real world, cops in America aren't wearing Armani suits and constantly trying to bust Columbian drug dealers and their shipment of cocaine while spitting out mile a minute obscure metaphors and similies that take us a few seconds to figure out. If you want to see the way REAL COPS in America speak, act and carry themselves through real crime cases, then watch HSB. You won't be dissapointed.


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