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An aging Sheriff tries to keep the peace in Rome, Wisconsin, a small town plagued by bizarre and violent crimes.

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David E. Kelley
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1996   1995   1994   1993   1992  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 29 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tom Skerritt ...  Sheriff Jimmy Brock 88 episodes, 1992-1996
Kathy Baker ...  Dr. Jill Brock 88 episodes, 1992-1996
Costas Mandylor ...  Kenny Lacos 88 episodes, 1992-1996
Lauren Holly ...  Maxine Stewart 88 episodes, 1992-1996
Holly Marie Combs ...  Kimberly Brock 88 episodes, 1992-1996
Justin Shenkarow ...  Matthew Brock 88 episodes, 1992-1996
Adam Wylie ...  Zachary Brock 88 episodes, 1992-1996
Fyvush Finkel ...  Douglas Wambaugh 87 episodes, 1992-1996
Ray Walston ...  Judge Henry Bone 81 episodes, 1992-1996
Kelly Connell Kelly Connell ...  Carter Pike 73 episodes, 1992-1996
Zelda Rubinstein ...  Ginny Weedon 44 episodes, 1992-1994
Don Cheadle ...  D.A. John Littleton 39 episodes, 1993-1995
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Picket Fences deals with life in a small town - in this case the town of Rome, Wisconsin; it centers around the Brock Family. Jimmy Brock is the Sheriff of the town and likes to think he's the center of attention. His wife Jill is the town doctor; they have three children: Kimberly, 18, Matthew, 13 and Zachary, 10. A lot happens in this small town from bizarre murders to rape, assault, drunk driving, kidnapping & spontaneous human combustion. It seems that all the crimes that have occurred in the whole of the United States have at one point or another happened in Rome and they have to deal with it in their own quirky way. Written by dirk-79

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Al otro lado de la cerca See more »

Filming Locations:

Monrovia, California, USA See more »

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(87 episodes) | (1 Episode)

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In the early stages of development, the show was called "Security Fences". As the crime aspect grew to become the center focus, and Rome became less secure, producers decided that the show should be renamed "Picket Fences". See more »

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[Watching a car of murder suspects drive by slowly]
Kenny: They were speeding.
Maxine: What are you talking about? They weren't speeding!
Kenny: Sure they were. You just can't tell.
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Referenced in Boy Meets World: Pickett Fences (1999) See more »

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the best ever
19 March 1999 | by angie-27See all my reviews

i think this was the best series ever to be on television. even after all these years off the air, i still love it. never before or since has a show made my think as much as this one always did. the writers tackled a lot of real and interesting issues, and usually made the viewer see it from both sides. it could be the funniest show on tv, or the most touching, or the most thought provoking. over the course of its run, it made me laugh, cry, get angry, smile, sympathize, and sometimes even hate. as for the cast, they were great. especially worthy of mention are tom skerrit, fyvish finkle, ray walston, lauren holly, holly-marie combs, don cheadle, marlee matlin, and kelly connel. but the best, in my opinion, was kathy baker. she was always so good, even though i didn't always like or agree with her character, jill brock. i don't know the actual episode titles, but a few of my favorite eps were: the dancing bandit; cupid; the green bay chopper; the murder trial when jimmy was the foreman; the cow babies; mayor kills carjacker and mayor explodes; man who can't recognize people kills his brother; howard buss dies (i cried); the shoe fetish (can you believe rachel harris stood up); parkinson's disease. another thing about the show, it always had great guest stars. anyway, i miss rome.


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