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Hill Street Blues 

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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.
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 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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Writer Anthony Yerkovich left this show to write the pilot for Miami Vice (1984). 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 »

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Detective Mick Belker: [to an arrested suspect] Would you like to sit down, hairball, or would you prefer internal bleeding?
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After the credits it shows the MTM kitten wearing a policeman's hat to match this show. See more »

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Referenced in Barnyard (2006) See more »

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In the past. Where it shouldn't be.
14 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

I remember coming home from swimming in the evening, waiting to see Hill Street Blues. My mum would hold my hand as I walked down the street, just as the lady did at the begining of HSB when the police car is driving in the snow the camera picks up on a lady and her child walking down the street, reminds me of me and my mum. The programme was ace, just too dam good. Television today has a lot to learn. One thing I will always remember about that show was the music, it was so sad, but lovely to hear. p.s I wonder where that boy and mother are now?


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