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New York detective Mike McNeil is well-known for his unconventional approach of fighting crime. But it also takes a toll in his personal life complicated by his wife and girlfriend on the side.
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Series cast summary:
...  Mike McNeil 19 episodes, 2001-2002
...  Frank Harrigan 19 episodes, 2001-2002
...  Jan Fendrich 19 episodes, 2001-2002
...  Terrence 'Pip' Phillips 19 episodes, 2001-2002
...  Ruben Somarriba 19 episodes, 2001-2002
...  Tommy Manetti 19 episodes, 2001-2002
...  Al Rodriguez 19 episodes, 2001-2002
...  Toni 10 episodes, 2001-2002
...  Karen McNeil 9 episodes, 2001-2002
...  Lt. Williams 9 episodes, 2001-2002
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New York detective Mike McNeil is well-known for his unconventional approach of fighting crime. But it also takes a toll in his personal life complicated by his wife and girlfriend on the side.

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Many of the cast members would work together again in the 2004 series Rescue Me, which also stars Denis Leary. See more »

Quotes

Mike McNeil: Thank you for your time.
Restaurant employee: Are you really a cop?
Mike McNeil: Yeah.
Restaurant employee: So, you're like, in the "Bird Homicide" department.
[Mike begins to walk away]
Restaurant employee: See ya later, bird detective!
Mike McNeil: Ok, you want to know why I'm investigating this? This whole bird poisoning thing, it's a part of a much bigger conspiracy. Can you keep a secret?
Restaurant employee: Yeah, sure.
Mike McNeil: That is the biggest zit I've seen in my entire life.
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It's Bad You Know
R.L. Burnside
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The most realistic cop show ever.
9 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Denis Leary can indeed be funny and clever at times and is always likable, but this takes the cake! This show showed Leary's genius.

The Job is set in New York. Leary plays Mike McNeil, a hard-nosed detective who is married, has a occasional drug problem, and has a girlfriend. McNeil has serious attitude. So much he's dripping in it. The precinct is filled with funny, interesting and likable characters besides McNeil. An excellent cast too. All of the episodes in this show are really funny and are addictive. The one liners in this show are everywhere. You'll be in stitches after hearing them and still laugh about them a few minutes after and then some. The cases the precinct deals with are something else to stripper nuns, a bathroom hostage situation, and more are over the top. This show was too good. Could have grown legs to last many more seasons.

The Last Word: A great, fantastic show. I miss this show dearly. All episodes of this show are great. You get even belly-laughs...a lot. ABC made a huge mistake by giving this the ax. Too bad Leary did not revive the show for cable TV. Still, I give this show one of my highest of recommendations. Truly a one of a kind show.


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