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Cagney & Lacey 

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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 / ... 96 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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Storyline

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

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cagney & Lacey See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(125 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The show was cancelled at the end of the 1982-83 season, due to low ratings. In response, viewers wrote to CBS, protesting the cancellation. This effort, combined with the show's increasing ratings during the summer reruns, prompted the network to reverse the decision. Although the cast members had just been released from their contracts, they were soon brought back to work on the show. The series was reinstated in March of 1984, and ran until 1988. See more »

Quotes

[Cagney and Lacey have just returned from undercover work as prostitutes]
Mary Beth Lacey: Chris, lemme tell ya: cop feet weren't meant for hooker shoes.
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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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When network TV was worth watching
1 May 2010 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

This show was unique in that it was the first time that two basically average looking women played the leads in a TV show that was not about the fact that they were just average looking women. The show was also ground-breaking in that both detectives in the partnership were women - smart, capable women. Women had gradually been integrated into TV police forces over the 15 years prior to this series, but they were usually part of a crime-solving team such as on "Ironside". The balance in this show was not through the well-known old cop/young cop formula. Instead, both detectives were 30-something women. The contrast came in the form of their marital status and their personal situations. Lacey was married and a mother, and Cagney was single.

There was a pilot and six episodes during the 1981-1982 season starring an actress other than Sharon Gless as Detective Christine Cagney. In the 1982-1983 season the show settled into the dynamic that made it so popular and which most people remember.


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