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We follow the exploits and cases of defense attorneys of a Boston law firm. Bobby Donnell is the senior defense attorney and founder of the firm.

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David E. Kelley
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Steve Harris ...  Eugene Young 167 episodes, 1997-2004
Camryn Manheim ...  Ellenor Frutt 167 episodes, 1997-2004
Michael Badalucco ...  Jimmy Berluti 166 episodes, 1997-2004
Dylan McDermott ...  Bobby Donnell 147 episodes, 1997-2004
LisaGay Hamilton ...  Rebecca Washington 145 episodes, 1997-2003
Kelli Williams ...  Lindsay Dole 145 episodes, 1997-2003
Lara Flynn Boyle ...  Helen Gamble / ... 132 episodes, 1997-2003
Marla Sokoloff ...  Lucy Hatcher 113 episodes, 1998-2004
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Storyline

Bobby Donnell is the head of a struggling Boston law firm that seems to constantly struggle with ethical themes while defending murderers, rapists, etc. Jimmy, Eugene, Ellenor and Lindsay are junior attorneys with the firm, the streetwise receptionist, and Helen the firm's frequent adversary with the D.A.'s office in this smart and clever weekly series. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

4 March 1997 (USA) See more »

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The Practice See more »

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Runtime:

(168 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Despite being on different networks, there were several crossover episodes with The Practice and David E. Kelley's other two shows, Ally McBeal (1997) and Boston Public (2000). See more »

Quotes

Lindsay: You can't just fire me, I'm partner.
Bobby: Yeah, you are. Mine.
[They fall back onto the bed, kissing]
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Crazy Credits

Except for Dylan McDermot, who is listed first in the opening credits, all the other cast members are listed in alphabetical order, by last name. Often, a new cast member is listed before a veteran due to this. See more »

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The Practice NEEDS to be on DVD !!!
12 November 2005 | by plkcskSee all my reviews

Please - When are all 8 series of that fantastic programme, THE PRACTICE, going to be released on DVD?? When? When? When? For those who do not know the series, the following is a summary: Set in Boston, The Practice centres on a firm of passionate attorneys to whom every case is important and every client worth a fight to the end. Legal manipulations are the firm's modus operandi, and they have it down to a science, making even the most questionable arguments convincing. And while they can't — and don't — win every trial, the pursuit of justice remains the priority until the final verdict is announced … and sometimes afterwards. Pursuing justice, however, often confronts them with serious ethical and moral issues of conscience. But please - when is it coming out on DVD??


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