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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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4   3   2   1  
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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(87 episodes) | (1 Episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Christopher Reeve was originally offered the leading role of Sheriff Brock, but turned it down. See more »

Quotes

[The day after Kenny and Maxine have slept together]
Maxine: What are you looking at?
Kenny: Leftovers.
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Referenced in Mammoth (2006) See more »

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Awesome thought-provoking show
2 November 2004 | by ctowner1See all my reviews

With all the pap that's passing for entertainment these days, this show stands out all the more. Week after week this show tossed out thought provoking questions in all areas of our society - medical, criminal, religious, philosophical - any aspect of our society and lives was fair game. And it wrapped these questions around the lives of a hugely talented cast of fully realized characters. The show also had the courage to not play it safe. It routinely tackled "hot button" issues from abortion, to homosexuality, to belief in God, to constitutional protection of rights. Is there ANY show on TV now that comes close to this??

Ironically, I "discovered" this show while on vacation in the Midwest when I came across a full page advertisement by a religious organization, decrying it's blasphemy. The advertisement described some of the situations dealt with in the show - and I knew right away this was a show for me.

Entertaining, intelligent, funny, exciting, involving. If they ever get around to releasing the 5 seasons on DVD - jump on it!


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