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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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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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Runtime:

(87 episodes) | (1 Episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

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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Maxine: We were bad cops, Kenny, and all the applause in the world won't change that.
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Picket Fences- Climb This Fence to Success ****
24 July 2010 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Outstanding television show where plenty was going on in that Wisconsin town.

What an assortment of characters. From Fyvush Finkel to the late Ray Walston, they totally etched unforgettable characters. Kathy Baker and Tom Skerritt were wonderful as the town marshal and his doctor wife. Their children, the precocious Adam Wylie and Holly Marie Combs, gave us plenty of room to think. Then there was Ginnie, the Switchboard Operator, played with relish by Poltergeist's the late Zelda Rubinstein.

Different situations were acted out each week with irony resulting at the end of each show. It gave one lots of cause to think rationally in a sometimes irrational world.


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