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The Shield 

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Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.

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Shawn Ryan
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Top Rated TV #104 | Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Michael Chiklis ...  Vic Mackey 89 episodes, 2002-2008
Catherine Dent ...  Danni Sofer 89 episodes, 2002-2008
Walton Goggins ...  Shane Vendrell 89 episodes, 2002-2008
Michael Jace ...  Julien Lowe 89 episodes, 2002-2008
Jay Karnes ...  Holland Wagenbach 89 episodes, 2002-2008
Benito Martinez ...  David Aceveda 89 episodes, 2002-2008
CCH Pounder ...  Claudette Wyms 89 episodes, 2002-2008
Cathy Cahlin Ryan ...  Corrine Mackey 83 episodes, 2002-2008
David Rees Snell ...  Ronnie Gardocki 83 episodes, 2002-2008
Kenny Johnson ...  Curtis Lemansky 66 episodes, 2002-2006
David Marciano ...  Steve Billings 42 episodes, 2005-2008
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The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact. Written by <jgp3553@yahoo.com>

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Conscience is a killer See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

12 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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Rampart See more »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Creator Shawn Ryan skipped the final wrap of the series due to his commitment to the 2007 WGA strike. See more »

Quotes

Vic Mackey: [to the Strike Team] Hey, option one is: we take him alive. But feel free to consider option two.
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Amazing! Regardless of what anyone says this is a top tier show
10 November 2014 | by WalterSopranoSee all my reviews

As far as cop dramas go this is definitely the best. One I first started the series and I finished season 1, I was already really enjoying the show and someone told me to just wait til seasons 5 and 7. So I kept that in mind. And before I reached those seasons I noticed the show ramps up its quality in each season. It kept on upping its amp all the way until the gut punch of a series finale that leaves anyone speechless and breathless.

This may not be my #1 favorite show of all time but it's damn close. I haven't seen the six feet under series finale yet but as of right how the shields series finale is the best I've ever seen. Heck not even just the last episode was great the entire last half of the final season is amazing. I won't spoil a single word and I have to say you should be cautious of this page so you don't get spoiled.

In conclusion this definitely in my top 5 of all time. I recommend this show to anybody who shows any slit interest in starting this show. Start at any time you can. Enjoy. Thanks for reading my review.


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