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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 126 episodes, 1981-1988
Martin Kove ...  Victor Isbecki / ... 125 episodes, 1982-1988
John Karlen ...  Harvey Lacey / ... 125 episodes, 1982-1988
Sidney Clute ...  Detective Paul La Guardia / ... 124 episodes, 1982-1988
Sharon Gless ...  Christine Cagney / ... 119 episodes, 1982-1988
Carl Lumbly ...  Mark Petrie 107 episodes, 1981-1987
Harvey Atkin ...  Sgt. Ronald Coleman / ... 99 episodes, 1981-1988
Troy W. Slaten Troy W. Slaten ...  Michael Lacey 73 episodes, 1982-1988
Tony La Torre Tony La Torre ...  Harvey Lacey Jr. 71 episodes, 1982-1988
Paul Mantee ...  Det. Al Corassa / ... 55 episodes, 1983-1988


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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Sidney Clute passed away after filming 11 episodes of the 1984-1985 season. The producers included his name and picture during the opening credits of every episode after his death as a tribute. See more »


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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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 »


Referenced in Red Dwarf: The Tank - Series VIII (2006) See more »

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Wonderful Cop Series
14 August 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee 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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8 October 1981 (USA) See more »

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