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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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English

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8 October 1981 (USA) See more »

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Cagney & Lacey See more »

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(125 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Cagney and Lacey's bad numbers, as they appear in the opening credits, are 730 and 763. However, in some episodes, Cagney's badge number is 790, and Lacey's is 340. 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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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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They're the Meryl Streep and Glenn Close of Prime Time Television in the 1980s!
9 April 2007 | by SylSee all my reviews

Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly redefined female relationships. No, they were never lovers and the thought had never occurred back in the 1980s. They were partners, allies, friends, and comrades in a man's profession. They were unlikely heroines. Mary Beth was married to Harvey with two sons and a daughter. Christine was the troubled single woman. Partnered together, they formed a dynamic duo with the likes of Starsky and Hutch and Miami Vice but with estrogen and a women's touch. As Cagney and Lacey, the audience realized that women can be more serious and intelligent than the other female duo of Laverne and Shirley. No, this show was serious, thought-provoking, and entertaining. We loved Cagney and Lacey and it was a show that it's audience fought to bring back to the airwaves with passion. Unfortunately, shows like Cagney and Lacey probably wouldn't come back. The idea of having mature, plain women like Daly and Gless is gone. Although the show garnered plenty of honors including Emmys for both Daly and Gless, it is hard to imagine that nowadays a show like Cagney and Lacey wouldn't be more Police Woman and less serious. On screen, Daly and Gless proved to be a dynamic duo. You knew you had two strong actresses giving the performance of their lives as female cops. Gone was the glamor and present was the seriousness that women should be taken more seriously. Unfortunately, actresses like Daly and Gless who are terrific American actresses of the highest caliber who can turn any guest appearance into an Emmy nomination should not be forgotten and discarded like yesterday's garbage. Daly and Gless proved that audiences didn't always go for glamorous, attractive, but a realistic portrayal of women in a man's department. It's still a man's world but Cagney and Lacey proved that they had what it took to make it there after all.


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