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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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Series cast summary:
...  Vic Mackey 89 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Danni Sofer 89 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Shane Vendrell 89 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Julien Lowe 89 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Holland Wagenbach 89 episodes, 2002-2008
...  David Aceveda 89 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Claudette Wyms 89 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Corrine Mackey 83 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Ronnie Gardocki 83 episodes, 2002-2008
...  Curtis Lemansky 66 episodes, 2002-2006
...  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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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Cathy Cahlin Ryan, who plays Vic Mackie's wife, is show's creator Shawn Ryan's real-life wife. She was pregnant throughout the filming of the first season. See more »

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Vic Mackey: [after shooting a dog] Sir, I'm telling you, the kid had no choice. The dog was reaching. It was kill or be killed.
Captain Monica Rawling: Oh come on, Roy. The dog had a piece, he was gonna use it.
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Very very very good show...top 3 series finale ever
17 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

The shield is one of the best cop shows of all time, only behind "The Wire." The story line is rich and the cast is just brilliant. Michael Chiklis had a career defining role as the brutal Vic Mackey. Chiklis is so good that somehow you continue to root for the guy after all of the brutal crimes he has committed. He truly played that role to perfection. The show continues to get better as the seasons progress. They build on each other perfectly which sets up the epic and heart-wrenching series finale.

As the seasons build, life truly seems to be on the line for every member of the strike team. Walton Goggins, who plays Detective Shane Vendrell, continually got better as the show progressed and gave mind blowing performance in the last two seasons.

What also makes The Shield so rich are the other characters on the show other than the Strike Team. CCH Pounder was brilliant throughout the series and Detective Dutch Waggenbach and Steve Billings both helped balance out the show.

Season long guest stints from stars Forrest Whitaker and Glenn Close helped make this show a top 10 drama of the decade.

If you like "The Wire" or "The Sopranos" then you need to check this show out...It will be worth your time


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