Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.
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Series cast summary:
Tyne Daly ...  Mary Beth Lacey 126 episodes, 1981-1988
Al Waxman ...  Lt. Bert Samuels 125 episodes, 1981-1988
John Karlen ...  Harvey Lacey / ... 124 episodes, 1982-1988
Martin Kove ...  Victor Isbecki / ... 123 episodes, 1982-1988
Sharon Gless ...  Christine Cagney 119 episodes, 1982-1988
Carl Lumbly ...  Mark Petrie 105 episodes, 1981-1988
Harvey Atkin ...  Ronald Coleman / ... 95 episodes, 1981-1988
Sidney Clute ...  Paul La Guardia / ... 84 episodes, 1982-1988
Troy W. Slaten Troy W. Slaten ...  Michael Lacey 73 episodes, 1982-1988
Tony La Torre Tony La Torre ...  Harvey Lacey Jr. 69 episodes, 1982-1988
Paul Mantee ...  Al Corassa / ... 55 episodes, 1983-1988
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Television police drama starring two female cops as partners. Their contrasting personalities (one is tough and the other sensitive) strengthen them as a team, allowing each a different perspective on both personal and professional situations. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

8 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cagney i Lacey See more »

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(125 episodes)

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Mono

Color:

Color

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4:3
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Lieutenant Albert Samuels was played by Al Waxman, whose birth name was Albert Samuel Waxman. See more »

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Dep. Inspector Knelman: [about a law suit filed against New York for $ 7,000,000] Don't you find it ironic that the city of New York is paying you to accumulate evidence so that... it can be sued?
Mary Beth Lacey: Ironic, yes sir! Also tragic. What happened to that boy shouldn't never have happened or allowed to happen, sir.
Dep. Inspector Knelman: Ahh the very crux of the Patterson's press conference today. Their lawyer says you can't put a price tag on tragedy and in the very next breath he mentions... $ 7,000,000
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Actor Sidney Clute passed away during the run of the series. In every episode after his death, his name and picture still appeared in the opening credits. That was done by the producers as a tribute to him. See more »

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Cagney and Lacey
1 August 2006 | by gregoryshnlySee all my reviews

I enjoyed this show from the pilot movie with Loretta Swit of MASH fame as Chris Cagney,single and hungry to carve a career in the police force and Tyne Daly,as the sensitive,married mother of two,Mary Beth Lacey,both women recently promoted from uniform to plain clothes and dealing with highly chauvinistic male colleagues. When the TV series started,Tyne Daly was back but an actress with striking blue eyes,Meg Foster was now playing Chris Cagney. Apparently there was a feeling that the two women were now too alike,now,I haven't seen any of the Meg Foster episodes for 20 years,so can't really remember them but always felt Foster got a bit of a raw deal,when she was axed after just six episodes. Anyway,the series came with a catchy new theme tune and Sharon Gless now as Chris Cagney,who funnily enough,was always the production team's first choice for Cagney and the matching of Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless was excellent and according to Miss Gless the secret of playing Cagney was "talking tough and wearing pink!" The writing and acting was always first rate,one of my favourite episodes was "Burn Out" when Lacey,all set for a much needed vacation has her leave cancelled at the last minute and goes AWOL and ends up on a beach and after spending time with a woman of a similar age,who has drifted all her life,Lacey realises although she sometimes has to juggle so many things,she loves her life. Cagney and Lacey were not best friends,they could argue very forcibly,like the time when a member of the public was shot by accident,Cagney said he had a gun,Lacey didn't see it,leading to Cagney saying Lacey was just a cop for the money,not like her for a career,she later had to apologise for that one. I hope this entire series comes out on DVD soon,including the Meg Foster episodes too,I highly recommend it.


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