Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.
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Troy W. Slaten ...
 Michael Lacey 73 episodes, 1982-1988
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 Harvey Lacey Jr. 69 episodes, 1982-1988
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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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Trivia

The screenplay for the pilot was originally written in the 1970s for a feature film that never materialized. After the success of Charlie's Angels (1976), Producer Barney Rosenzweig shopped an edited version of the screenplay as a possible television series. It took many years for the script to be produced, because the networks felt that there was no audience for a realistic show about female detectives. See more »

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Det. Sgt. Christine Cagney #2: She's got a black belt in mouth karate and she's arrogant as hell.
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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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Referenced in Burn Notice: Dead or Alive (2010) See more »

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Wonderful Cop Series
14 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless did a great job with Cagney and Lacey in the 1980's. Not only did Cagney and Lacey have a great theme tune but it has great plots and dialogue throughout.

Like a lot of great cop shows, this series presented it's characters as real people with real emotions. Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless were aided by a brilliant supporting cast throughout.

The show wasn't just about police work. Both Cagney and Lacey had their fair share of personal problems outside their job ranging from alcoholism to conflicts of interest with their job. We got to seem them convey a whole range of emotions throughout but we still got to see them do some wonderful detective work. I actually think they were both convincing as detectives.

All in all, this was a great series, possibly the greatest buddy cop series of the 80's.


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