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Picket Fences 

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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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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 ...  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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Storyline

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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Trivia

There are two communities named Rome in Wisconsin. One is an Adams County resort town with a population of around twenty-five hundred, and the other is a Jefferson County unincorporated town with a population of under six hundred. Neither Rome is in proximity to Green Bay. Hogan County, the location of Rome is fictional (there is no county named Hogan in any of the fifty states). See more »

Quotes

Jill: We killed him, Jimmy. He pulled the trigger, but this town killed Adam Wood.
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Featured in The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1995) See more »

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A TV series in a class of it's own
12 April 2004 | by torben-16See all my reviews

Television here in Denmark are currently making a re-run, bringing back fond memories. It is by far the best TV-series I can remember. The plot is filled with interesting twists and presenting a moral dilemma with views both pro- and con. It forced you to consider questions of many importans nature such as child abuse, biggatry, active death help, problems with your kids, ex-parents and what have you. I use to watch it with my 10 year son (who loved Wambauch by the way) and discussing the contect afterwards. Not many TV-series will provide such material. The episode with the sheriff's boy dreaming of Maxine in sexy underwear and a Gameboy - and the something "explodes" is a very fine example of a young man's first "wet dream" and a good starting point for a father/son conversation. - A league of it's own and not what you would expect from an american production.


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