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Detectives from NYPD's 15th squad investigate homicides within their precinct.
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...  Det. Andy Sipowicz / ... 261 episodes, 1993-2005
...  Det. Greg Medavoy 256 episodes, 1993-2005
...  Lt. Arthur Fancy / ... 167 episodes, 1993-2001
...  John Irvin 156 episodes, 1995-2005
...  Det. James Martinez 138 episodes, 1993-2000
...  Det. Diane Russell 137 episodes, 1995-2003
...  Det. Baldwin Jones 123 episodes, 2000-2005
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Each week viewers see the gritty reality of life in a New York City Police unit as the officers go about their work with a grim determination. Two partners, Detectives Andy Sipowicz and John Kelley (later replaced by Bobby Simone), are the central characters in this weekly police drama, and personify very different approaches to their difficult job. Sipowicz's brash gruffness (covering an emotional vulnerability) is 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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21 September 1993 (USA)  »

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Policía de Nueva York  »

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The footage of the Chinese parade (dragon, fireworks, drums) that's shown in the opening credits was used in the opening scenes of Year of the Dragon (1985). See more »

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Lt. Arthur Fancy: I don't take that from anyone, that what-do-you-expect thumb stuff.
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17 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

I've almost never missed an episode of this show during it's entire run. I'm going to miss having a "normal" cop show on the air. Law and Order is too talky and the CSI procedural stuff is just too much of an okay thing. I must say that it's the tiny moments in "Blue" that have the biggest impact on me. The final picture-taking sequence in this week's episode just seemed like two actors (Franz and Clapp) really relishing the joy they've had working with one another all these years. Even though you can see where it seems to be going, I still look forward to spending time with the fictional 15th squad. Currie Graham was a great addition and some unsung players that never get press (Henry Simmons, anyone?)have just made this show so good--and so New York.


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