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Brooklyn South 

A realistic and gritty police drama centering on the lives of a group of close knit police officers and crime victims at a seedy police station in Brooklyn, New York City.




1998   1997  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »




Complete series cast summary:
Jon Tenney ...  Patrol Sgt. Francis X. Donovan 22 episodes, 1997-1998
Michael DeLuise ...  Off. Phil Roussakoff 22 episodes, 1997-1998
Gary Basaraba ...  Sgt. Richard Santoro / ... 22 episodes, 1997-1998
Titus Welliver ...  Off. Jake Lowery 22 episodes, 1997-1998
Klea Scott ...  Off. Nona Valentine 22 episodes, 1997-1998
Dylan Walsh ...  Off. Jimmy Doyle 22 episodes, 1997-1998
Yancy Butler ...  Off. Anne-Marie Kersey / ... 21 episodes, 1997-1998
James Sikking ...  Capt. Stan Jonas / ... 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Richard T. Jones ...  Off. Clement Johnson 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Adam Rodriguez ...  Off. Hector Villanueva 20 episodes, 1997-1998
Patrick McGaw ...  Terry Doyle 16 episodes, 1997-1998
A.J. Langer ...  Kathleen Doyle 9 episodes, 1997-1998


"Brooklyn South" is the latest police show from executive producer/creator Steven Bochco, who also brought us "Hill Street Blues" and "NYPD Blue" and other shows. Here, we follow the officers and victims within one of the precincts in Brooklyn, New York. Written by Ari Herzog <ari@ici.net>

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Crime | Drama


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Lots of exterior shots were done in Park Slope Brooklyn. See more »

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No "Hill Street"
2 May 2003 | by Piper12See all my reviews

I have to disagree with the others who have posted in praise of "Brooklyn South." As a die-hard fan of "Hill Street Blues," I have to say that "Brooklyn South" didn't come close to matching the earlier series in quality and watchability.

Don't get me wrong: I WANTED to like this series very much. It just didn't hold my interest, perhaps because so many of the situations seemed so incredibly far-fetched: One character's shrewish wife - who is even prepared to frame him for a murder - is conveniently killed off in a car accident; the first precinct captain was so cartoonishly clueless as to be laughable; the Terry Doyle character was so annoying I was actually HOPING he'd be killed off.

Actually, for me, the only character I cared about and who really came to life for me was Gary Besaraba's Sgt. Santoro. His scene in one of the early episodes with his son's grade-school teacher - who is copping a superior attitude to the sarge and his wife - was great. I also had a sneaking respect for Jim Sikking's character, a career Internal Affairs investigator with ice-water in his veins.

A good try, but no cigar.

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22 September 1997 (USA) See more »

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(22 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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