When corruption charges strip him of his job, his family and his pride, former cop Mike Olshansky forges a new identity as a Philadelphia cab driver, patrolling the city as a roving vigilante who works with local police.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Andre Braugher ...  Marcellus Washington 40 episodes, 2002-2004
David Morse ...  Mike Olshansky 40 episodes, 2002-2004
Matthew Borish Matthew Borish ...  Mikey Olshansky 28 episodes, 2002-2003
George Dzundza ...  Tom Grzelak / ... 22 episodes, 2002-2003
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When corruption charges strip him of his job, his family and his pride, former cop Mike Olshansky forges a new identity as a Philadelphia cab driver, patrolling the city as a roving vigilante who works with local police.

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To some he's just a cabbie... but for people in trouble this ex-cop is a hero. See more »

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Official Sites:

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USA

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English

Release Date:

27 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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Die Straßen von Philadelphia See more »

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Best show on TV.
8 September 2005 | by moovyfellowSee all my reviews

The show is now over and gone, but while it was on it was my favorite of all TV shows. I liked David Morse from his movie 'The Crossing Guard'. He plays a somewhat similar role here, in that of a person who has made a regrettable mistake in life and now is somewhat lost and trying Day By Day to find a role in the world and a way forward, a role many of us should be able to relate to. All the shows were wonderful stories of human interest and 'compassion' (Dict: Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it). I never understood why the show didn't receive better reviews, personally, I would much rather see a program, like this, about people interacting with others, struggling with their problems and trying to help one another, rather than continuous murder and action. I think the writers did an excellent job.


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