A dramatic police mystery, exposes the unending prejudice faced by the only female detective in a male-dominated police squad.
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Series cast summary:
Karen Sillas ...  Det. Rose 'Phil' Phillips 18 episodes, 1994-1995
Philip Casnoff ...  Internal Affairs Det. James Vitelli / ... 18 episodes, 1994-1995
Paul McCrane ...  Det. Patrick Clarke 18 episodes, 1994-1995
Seymour Cassel ...  Lt. Mickey Schwartz 17 episodes, 1994-1995
Michael Beach ...  Det. Desmond Beck 17 episodes, 1994-1995
Natalie Shaw ...  Shane Fusco / ... 17 episodes, 1994-1995
Richard Foronjy ...  Det. Lou Barbini 17 episodes, 1994-1995
Anthony DeSando ...  Det. Costas 'Doc' Papadakis / ... 16 episodes, 1994-1995
Jeanette Aguilar Harris ...  Elena 11 episodes, 1994-1995
Arabella Field ...  Patsi Moosekian / ... 8 episodes, 1994-1995
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This dark and moody cop show focused on Rose "Phil" Phillips, the only female homicide detective in an otherwise all-male precinct in Portland, Oregon. Not only did Phil have to fight crimes, she also had to deal with the sexist attitudes of many of her fellow detectives, most notably Missing Persons Det. Barbini. Her confidante on the force was Vitelli, an internal affairs investigator with whom she had an on-again off-again romantic involvement. Having lost her original partner and mentor, Frank Fusco in the pilot episode, Phil initially worked alone, later teaming up with Beck and Papadakis. Written by Annomous

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Being the only female detective on the force is the toughest job there is. And the only one she wants.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Au coeur de l'enquête See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Lakeside Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film was too much for the "Survivor"-crazed-americans
16 January 2001 | by villoutajmSee all my reviews

I saw this in Cinemax Latin America. It wasn't billed as a TV Series, it was billed as a movie. I guess it was the pilot, and it was superb.

I usually watch american tv series, and this has been one of the best tv episodes i've ever seen. The lead actress is simply greeat. I wonder why she is not a celebrity in Latin America. That woman knows how to act. BEsides, this is (was) a new perspective on detective shows. It was extremely well written, extremely well directed and it was an intelligent show. Maybe too intelligent for U.S.A (Survivor, Temptation ISLand, BAywatch, Friends, etc)....and it was AS GOOD as PRime Suspect....It kept me biting my nails the whole time... That script should've been a movie. (what runned opossite this serie in american Prime Time Television? why they cancel all good shows like Murder One)


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