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The Trials of Rosie O'Neill 

Newly single Rosie has become a public defender in LA, leaving a lucrative practice. Her boss is Ben, officemate Hank and secretary Carole. On the home front is mother Charlotte, sister Doreen, and stepdaughter Kim.
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1992   1991   1990  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Sharon Gless ...  Rosie O'Neill 34 episodes, 1990-1992
Ron Rifkin ...  Ben Meyer 34 episodes, 1990-1992
Georgann Johnson ...  Charlotte O'Neill 34 episodes, 1990-1992
Lisa Banes ...  Doreen Morrison 34 episodes, 1990-1992
Lisa Rieffel ...  Kim Ginty 34 episodes, 1990-1992
Dorian Harewood ...  Hank Mitchell 25 episodes, 1990-1992
Dayna Winston ...  Valerie Whittaker 19 episodes, 1990-1992
Edward Asner ...  Walter Kovacs 17 episodes, 1991-1992
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Newly single Rosie has become a public defender in LA, leaving a lucrative practice. Her boss is Ben, officemate Hank and secretary Carole. On the home front is mother Charlotte, sister Doreen, and stepdaughter Kim.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

17 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Fälle der Rosie O'Neill See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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I Wish I Knew
Written by Carole King
Performed by Melissa Manchester
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23 April 2007 | by anns7666See all my reviews

The theme song for The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, "I Wish I Knew," was written by Carole King, not Carly Simon. I don't know who sang the song during the opening credits, but Carole King was a guest star on the episode, "The Reunion," along with Tyne Daly, and did perform "I Wish I Knew" during that episode. (I have the sheet music--Words and Music by Carole King!) As to the series itself, I liked it very much and was highly disappointed when it was canceled. I was hooked on it after seeing it for the first time--which may or may not have been the first episode--in it Rosie defends a young girl (maybe homeless, at least "family-less") accused of killing her newborn child and hiding the body in a dumpster. She claimed the baby was born dead and that she had buried the baby in the dumpster. It was a very touching episode, the young lady playing the defendant did an excellent job in her portrayal of the downtrodden girl. Being a fan of Sharon Gless, I am glad to see "Cagney & Lacey" finally being offered on DVD; I would like to see "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill," (the entire series) come out on DVD, I would definitely buy it.


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