Catholic confession city-politics softball-game.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Ken Olin ...  Det. Cameron Quinn 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Joe Pantoliano ...  Jimmy Murtha 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Jason Gedrick ...  Danny Rooney / ... 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Mike Starr ...  Mickey Kinnear 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Sarah Trigger ...  Elli Rooney 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Debrah Farentino ...  Theresa Conners 12 episodes, 1996-1997
John Finn ...  Capt. Geary 11 episodes, 1996-1997
Richard Portnow ...  Det. Frank Collero 10 episodes, 1996-1997
R.D. Call ...  Michael 'Fivers' Dugan 10 episodes, 1996-1997
Robert Spillane ...  Bobby 10 episodes, 1996-1997
Carl Lumbly ...  Mayor Christian Davidson 9 episodes, 1996-1997
John Saint Ryan ...  Bo 6 episodes, 1996-1997
Gregg Henry ...  Carl Eiling 5 episodes, 1997
Saverio Guerra ...  Sammy Feathers 5 episodes, 1996-1997
Louis Lombardi ...  Fat Man 5 episodes, 1997
Andrew Rothenberg ...  Shirt 5 episodes, 1996-1997
Glenn Taranto ...  Glenn 5 episodes, 1996-1997
Ian Paul Cassidy ...  Paddy 5 episodes, 1996-1997
Courtney Jacquin Courtney Jacquin ...  Janie Rooney 5 episodes, 1996-1997


In an unnamed, broken-down city somewhere near the Canadian border, three violent men seem destined to come into conflict. Detective Cameron Quinn is searching for the man who killed his partner. Vicious mobster Jimmy Murtha may be the killer, but he's busy looking after old friend Danny Rooney, who just did three years in prison for a crime Murtha committed. Written by Alan Sepinwall <>

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Crime | Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

27 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Did You Know?


In an interview with Scott Foundas that appeared in the November/December 2010 issue of Film Comment, Paul Haggis said about this show, "I wanted to do a television show that said, I'm going to show you the good guy, I'm going to show you the bad guy, and I'm going to make you hate the bad guy and love the good guy. Now watch this: you're about to love the bad guy and hate the good guy. Now you know what's what. Oh yeah? Watch this: you're about to love the good guy again and hate the bad guy again. And to just keep doing that over and over again, so we see how complex human beings truly are." See more »


Theresa Conners: You're making a big mistake, Danny.
Danny Rooney: Yeah, well, you make enough of them, you get good at it.
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Followed by EZ Streets: Pilot (1996) See more »

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Shameful DVD Release
31 July 2006 | by cljohnston108See all my reviews

Yeah, I bought my copy yesterday and as I was watching the Pilot, I was remembering the next line to be said, as if no time had passed since the original CBS airing. That's how often I think about this show.

Watched the first 5 minutes of the next episode on the DVD, then angrily ejected the disc... because there's THREE episodes missing!!

Whose BRILLIANT idea was it to place a 3-episode gap on an incomplete DVD compilation for a series with a running storyline, where discontinuity is LETHAL?

That's kinda like the game CBS played when they refused to re-air the first two episodes after an angry public forced them to resurrect EZ Streets from a four-month hiatus!

All the great moments we're missing...

• The "Illusion, Allusion" discussion between Jimmy and Fivers in the burned-out restaurant.

• The "Pop-Up" shower scene with Jimmy and Theresa.

• Theresa getting frisky at church.

• Theresa joyfully waking up, then retrieving her pager from under the covers and returning Jimmy's call... Jimmy: "Why won't you give me your home phone number?" Teresa: "Because I love it when you call me this way."

• The "Dog-face" discussion that ends with Jimmy heaving a glass at Mickey's head: "What kinda dog?"

I could go on...

Oh, and I really want the chance to see if there really IS a mailbox in Theresa's apartment building with the name "B. Fraser"!

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