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L.A. Law 

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Series (1986–1994)
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The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.
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Won 5 Golden Globes. Another 40 wins & 147 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Corbin Bernsen ...  Arnie Becker 171 episodes, 1986-1994
Jill Eikenberry ...  Ann Kelsey 171 episodes, 1986-1994
Alan Rachins ...  Douglas Brackman, Jr. 171 episodes, 1986-1994
Michael Tucker ...  Stuart Markowitz 171 episodes, 1986-1994
Richard Dysart ...  Leland McKenzie 171 episodes, 1986-1994
Susan Ruttan ...  Roxanne Melman 150 episodes, 1986-1993
Blair Underwood ...  Jonathan Rollins 149 episodes, 1987-1994
Larry Drake ...  Benny Stulwicz 144 episodes, 1987-1994
Susan Dey ...  D.D.A. Grace Van Owen / ... 126 episodes, 1986-1992
Jimmy Smits ...  Victor Sifuentes 107 episodes, 1986-1992
Harry Hamlin ...  Michael Kuzak 105 episodes, 1986-1991
Michele Greene ...  Abby Perkins 105 episodes, 1986-1991
John Spencer ...  Tommy Mullaney / ... 83 episodes, 1990-1994
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This popular television drama depicted life in a large Los Angeles law firm. The plots were strongly character-based and dealt with the personal lives and professional activities of the partners, associates, and staff. Scenes centered around the courtroom and the law offices. Often, an episode would open with a surprising twist, which would then be played out during the rest of the show. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Drama

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Series creator Steven Bochco was so taken with the show being parodied on the cover of the October 1987 issue of Mad Magazine that he staged a photo shoot with the show's actors and actresses in the exact same positions that their caricatures had appeared on the magazine's cover - with the addition of season 2 newcomer Blair Underwood (holding a "New Guy" sign) as well as Bochco himself up on the judge's seat in place of Alfred E. Neuman. Mad Magazine ran the photo in the letters page of their January 1988 issue, three months later. See more »

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Stuart Markowitz: Don't underestimate me, I'm amazing with mums. When I was at High School all of them had crushes on me, it was the daughters I had trouble with.
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Referenced in Civil Wars (1991) See more »

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Great few seasons then downhill
15 November 2001 | by tex-42See all my reviews

This show concerning the lives of lawyers at an LA law firm was a breakout hit during its first season for its well written plots and great characters. This of course was because of some incredible writers and great actors. However as the show entered about it's sixth season the best writers and actors began to leave en masse the plotlines fell apart and the show became much more stale. Avoid this period if you can.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(170 episodes)

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Mono (early episodes)| Stereo (later episodes)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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