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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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Eugene Young 167 episodes, 1997-2004
...  Ellenor Frutt 167 episodes, 1997-2004
...  Jimmy Berluti 166 episodes, 1997-2004
...  Bobby Donnell 147 episodes, 1997-2004
...  Rebecca Washington 145 episodes, 1997-2003
...  Lindsay Dole 145 episodes, 1997-2003
...  Helen Gamble 132 episodes, 1997-2003
...  Lucy Hatcher 113 episodes, 1998-2004
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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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There were several Practice/Ally McBeal crossover episodes; including "Axe Murderer" on the Practice. David E Kelley hoped the ratings magic of Ally would spillover onto his other struggling show, the Practice. The ploy worked; Practice shot up in the ratings after this episode and soon became a big hit for ABC; even outlasting it's sister show Ally on Fox. See more »

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Bobby: Maybe we're bred to fight a little dirty.
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Starting with the 2003 season, the order in which Steve Harris, Michael Badalucco and Camryn Manheim appear in the opening credits changes from week to week. See more »

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The Practice NEEDS to be on DVD !!!
12 November 2005 | by See 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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