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Cagney & Lacey 

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 & Lacey See more »

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Runtime:

(125 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In the television movie that inspired the series, Christine Cagney was played by Loretta Swit. Swit was unable to continue playing Cagney in the series, due to her contract with M*A*S*H (1972). Meg Foster took over the role of Christine Cagney. After the first season, Sharon Gless eventually won the role, and played Cagney for six years. A CBS spokesperson was quoted at the time as saying the reason for replacing Foster with Gless was the audience had trouble telling "the two leads apart". But the real reason CBS wanted to replace Foster, is because they felt that her portrayal made Cagney appear to be a lesbian. When the show was revived from cancellation after the first season, CBS demanded that Barney Rosenzweig replace Foster. See more »

Quotes

Dep. Inspector Knelman: Wrap it up by the end of the week and then let's move on to more important things!
Mary Beth Lacey: Sir, I think this is important, don't you sir?
Dep. Inspector Knelman: An old man gets mugged on the street, he's not looking for trouble. A lady with five kids were shot to death for her paycheck, she's not looking for trouble but this 'Dwayne Patterson', he left home with the intention of purchasing alcohol, then he showed false ID, then he shoplifted, then he offered illegal identification again when he was arrested and booked, in ...
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Crazy Credits

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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27 June 2003 | by Mart-13See all my reviews

I saw and also happened to follow Cagney and Lacey on German or Finnish TV a few years back. What had me interested was the dynamic of the series and its lead characters, though I don't remember much else than emotions of seeing it.

As for availability, then I don't rule out that it might be shown somewhere in Europe. Since the show is about 20 years old now (as of 2003), few TV channels are likely to put it on their prime time slot. If possible, grab a chance to take a look at it, because I feel that the show was in many ways ahead of its time.


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