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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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Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 84 wins & 203 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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Trivia

The squad room board lists the Color of the Day at the top. Plainclothes officers are supposed to wear/show something with the color of the day to help identify them to uniformed officers when necessary. Rarely do the 15th Precinct detective squad members have the color of the day visible. See more »

Quotes

Big Rick: [after confessing to a robbery-homicide] Money from the safe stashed in my apartment, black leather bag under some skin magazines in the corner behind the bed. I want to use that to pay for a lawyer.
Andy: Don't exactly work that way, Big Rick, but if they try at the trial passing you off as the mastermind, you tell 'em what you just said.
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Alternate Versions

Several TV movies have been created for syndication by editing together episodes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Prince of Space (1997) See more »

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I Love It!
30 July 2003 | by smrhyneSee all my reviews

I had never seen NYPD Blue until the ninth season. Then I went back and watched all the reruns, starting from the first season. I have been hooked ever since. I taped all the the episodes and watched them every evening. Now I'm going back through the first season! As the stories unfolded, I found myself getting caught up in the stories and the lives of the characters. At the end of a hard day's work, I can always count on Andy Sipowicz to say something to make me laugh. What a great character! He runs the gamut of emotions and I find myself going there with him.I alternate between loving the guy and hating him! As an African-American, I sometimes rankle at his racist remarks. But I sometimes find myself agreeing with him when he makes remarks about other minorities, which has made me realize that I must be a racist too. I admire Andy because he is honest enough to voice his opinions and own up to his shortcomings. I have enjoyed each of Andy's partners. I feel that each one has brought something different to the show. But Jimmy Smits was my favorite and I was devastated when his character dies. But my favorite characters on the show are Greg Medavoy and John Irving, both underrated and underused on the show. One of my favorite episodes is "Israel", where a homeless deaf mute man was accused of killing a little boy. Andy was trying to find clues to the killing in the deaf man's Bible, but became so frustrated that he threw the Bible across the room. Later while trying to comfort the boy's mother, Andy picked the Bible up from the floor and started to read aloud from it. As he read over the hustle and bustle of the squadroom, a peace started to fall over all under the sound of his voice, himself included. It was a great moment,from a great scene from a great show.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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(261 episodes)

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Dolby Digital

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1.33 : 1
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