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NYPD Blue 

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Detectives from NYPD's 15th Precinct investigate homicides within their precinct.
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Series cast summary:
Dennis Franz ...  Det. Andy Sipowicz / ... 261 episodes, 1993-2005
Gordon Clapp ...  Det. Greg Medavoy 256 episodes, 1993-2005
James McDaniel ...  Lt. Arthur Fancy / ... 167 episodes, 1993-2001
Bill Brochtrup ...  John Irvin 156 episodes, 1995-2005
Nicholas Turturro ...  Det. James Martinez 138 episodes, 1993-2000
Kim Delaney ...  Det. Diane Russell 137 episodes, 1995-2003
Henry Simmons ...  Det. Baldwin Jones 123 episodes, 2000-2005
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Storyline

Each week, viewers saw the gritty reality of life in a New York City Police unit, as the officers go about their work with a grim determination, and a willingness to break the same laws that they're supposed to be enforcing. Two partners, Detectives Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz) and John Kelly (David Caruso) (later replaced by Bobby Simone (Jimmy Smits)), were the central characters in this weekly Police drama, and personified very different approaches to their difficult job. Sipowicz's brash gruffness (covering an emotional vulnerability) was tempered by the precise and controlled demeanor of the two partners with whom he has worked. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Ride along with the boys in blue.


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

NYPD Blue See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(261 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jimmy Smits left the show once his initial contract ended. During the show's run, he found the constant last-minute re-writes frustrating and chose not to extend it, but stayed on for a five-episode arc at the beginning of season six to allow his character have an explained departure. See more »

Quotes

Skel: I was holding that deck for someone else.
Det. Danny Sorenson: Does the guy you were holding it for call you "my friend the moron"?
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Several TV movies have been created for syndication by editing together episodes. See more »

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A great show , legendary show that has now reached it's end!!!

Tonight the final episode of NYPD Blue was shown across America and with it, comes a closing of TV history, one of the best cop dramas ever made.

Hats of the cast, Steven Boucho and others for delivering 12 yrs of amazing entertainment, gut wrenching story lines and powerful characters that will stick with us for a lifetime.

This show had it all, controversy, action, strong language, nudity, but it also had chemistry among it's actors, it had charisma and above all heart, baby!!!

Dennis Franz as Det. Andy Sipowicz is perhaps the best cop ever made. Franz turned this self absorbed hypocrite and abuser and made him human given us a look into this guy and shown us that he is human, he is good, he has that courage to do things his own way and get results.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar who came on board Det. John Clark for four years was just amazing. Mark you are too cool!!!. Hes definitely come a long way from "Saved from the Bell", he has really shown his acting abilities, he just impressed me as the show went.

Gordon Clapp as Det. Greg Medavoy was one of the original cast members who like Andy survived 12 yrs of the most intense police drama ever

Henry Simmons ,Bill Brochtrup , Jacqueline Obradors, too many names to list, going back to David Caruso, Jimmy Smits have left their mark on television history.

This is television at it's finest and hats go of to ABC for giving us 12 yrs of the best cop drama ever!!!


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