The FBI and the New York Police Department battle to keep the mob from taking a bite out of the Big Apple.




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Series cast summary:
Ed O'Neill ...  Det. Michael Mooney 8 episodes, 2001
Kim Dickens ...  Sarah Day 8 episodes, 2001
Michael Madsen ...  Terry Maddock 8 episodes, 2001
Jeffrey Pierce ...  Det. Vincent Trout 8 episodes, 2001
David Strathairn ...  FBI Agent Will Preecher 8 episodes, 2001
Glynn Turman ...  Ted Olsen 8 episodes, 2001
Titus Welliver ...  FBI Special Agent Jimmy Flynn 8 episodes, 2001
Donnie Wahlberg ...  Chris Scott 7 episodes, 2001
Pasha D. Lychnikoff ...  Mitya 6 episodes, 2001
Samantha Buck ...  Brigid McNamara 5 episodes, 2001
Frank Pellegrino ...  Howard Klein 5 episodes, 2001
Michael Rispoli ...  Swenson 5 episodes, 2001
Kevin Squires Kevin Squires ...  Lead Surveillance Technician Steve 5 episodes, 2001
Robert Connelly Robert Connelly ...  Dicky Duplato 4 episodes, 2001
Sebastian Roché ...  Vlad 4 episodes, 2001
Peter Appel ...  John Corelli 3 episodes, 2001
Stephen Blackehart ...  Jimmy Dugan 3 episodes, 2001
James Naughton ...  Lawrence Stark 3 episodes, 2001
Elizabeth Regen ...  Sandra Reynolds 3 episodes, 2001
Brooke Smith ...  Lois - Mooney's Sister 3 episodes, 2001
Maria Thayer ...  Rosemary 3 episodes, 2001
Yul Vazquez ...  Officer Cruz 3 episodes, 2001
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ...  Joan Kellogg 3 episodes, 2001
Anthony Alessandro Anthony Alessandro ...  Bobby Rizutto 2 episodes, 2001
Dylan Baker ...  Inspector Bob Cooper 2 episodes, 2001
Jane Jensen ...  Russian Girl / ... 2 episodes, 2001
Carey Lowell ...  US Attorney Deirdre Stiles 2 episodes, 2001
Riley G. Matthews Jr. ...  Motorcycle Cop / ... 2 episodes, 2001
Nick Wyman Nick Wyman ...  Klein's Attorney / ... 2 episodes, 2001
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Detective drama set in New York has two NYPD detectives, the veteran Mike Mooney, and his partner Vincent Trout, whom are forced by the FBI to work with them by teaming them up with agents Jimmy Flynn and Will Preecher to bring down crime and corruption in the city involving Russian mobsters, murderous drug dealers, and former police informant/contract killer Terry Maddock whom plays all parties against one another. Written by Anonymous

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Take a chance and watch!
22 March 2001 | by s-wise2See all my reviews

I like Big Apple. It's taken me several episodes to understand who everyone is and what's happening, but the complex plots are one of the reasons I enjoy the show. Big Apple is, well, big, with a large and impressive cast of characters running around in different plots which are just beginning to intersect. Have to pay attention--forget the bathroom breaks--but this show is worth the extra effort.

The ratings for Big Apple haven't been as good as hoped for, which makes me sad. The networks rarely take a chance on rich, ambitious and morally ambiguous shows like Big Apple and my viewing options are much poorer for it. I commend CBS for taking a chance with Big Apple, and I hope they stay with it.

I encourage people to watch, if for no other reason than the cast. The acting is great. Ed O'Neill is amazing as Mike Mooney; Michael Madsen and David Strathairn are wonderful, but they're always wonderful; I pretty much love the whole cast and would watch them in any show.

If you want a second reason to watch: David Milch. He's a brilliant writer and there isn't anyone like him writing for TV. If you like interesting, complicated people, who want to do the right thing but can't always get there, Milch gives you the goods.

Big Apple is solid drama and I don't mind if it's been a little confusing in the beginning because "easy to understand" often becomes boring and predictable. Big Apple has what it takes to be exceptional.

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