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Heart of the City 

Wes Kennedy is a cop who works long hours at night in order to spend the daytime with his two teenage kids Robin and Kevin.
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1987   1986  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Robert Desiderio ...  Wes Kennedy 13 episodes, 1986-1987
Jonathan Ward ...  Kevin Kennedy 13 episodes, 1986-1987
Christina Applegate ...  Robin Kennedy 13 episodes, 1986-1987
Kario Salem ...  Detective Rick Arno 13 episodes, 1986-1987
Branscombe Richmond ...  Sergeant Luke Halui 13 episodes, 1986-1987
Robert Alan Browne ...  Detective Stanley Bumford 13 episodes, 1986-1987
Dick Anthony Williams ...  Lt. Ed Van Duzer 13 episodes, 1986-1987
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Wes Kennedy is a cop who works long hours at night in order to spend the daytime with his two teenage kids Robin and Kevin.

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20 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Palpitar de una ciudad See more »

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Patrick Duffy wanted the lead role. It was only after Robert Desiderio was chosen that Duffy decided to return to Dallas (1978). See more »

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Followed by Heart of the City: Cold Steal and Neon (1986) See more »

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All good things come to an end...
22 August 2005 | by Cantoris-2See all my reviews

Especially when they happen to wander into the pop culture of middle America.

Mr. Grand, if you ever change your mind, I'd love a copy of your tapes of this abandonware. Seeing this program when it first appeared, I immediately recognized a class act, watched every episode I could, and was very disappointed, even angry, when the powers-that-be canceled it. "Heart of the city" (I suppose referring to Officer Kennedy, who definitely had one) was head and shoulders above most commercial TV fare, for which I've not had much time ever since.

In addition to the actors already commended, several of the last episodes featured a troubled boy 13-14 years old in which officer Kennedy took a special interest. Guest star Andre Gower so smoldered in that role, that I expected him to burn a hole in my TV screen any moment.

I'd be more of a fan of the police if I had any confidence that most of them were menschen with hearts like Officer Kennedy in this great series. Sadly, We the People are sticking them with such randomly and senselessly vindictive laws to enforce nowadays, and turning the American gulag into such a growth industry for opportunistic corporations, that any mensch must have more and more trouble doing such work in good conscience.


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