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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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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The law has its limits. This ex-cop doesn't. See more »

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Official Sites:

CBS Primetime

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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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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The taxi used in the show actually has a medallion on the hood as required by the Public Utility Commission. See more »

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Highly entertaining!
13 December 2011 | by Johnny_HingSee all my reviews

I've been watching this on Netflix streaming as of late. I don't even remember this show while it was on TV, and can't believe it only lasted 2 or 3 seasons. I found the premise to be intriguing and original. The characters are strong and likable. The chemistry between Morse and his son, Morse and his former partner, (Andre Braugher), and even Morse with his estranged wife, make for good sub-plot lines. Oh... and Morse and the Priest (Dzundza.) The main thrust of the show is his vigilante persona, which he pulls off well, with his passengers who are in need. There are some interesting twists at times, as occasionally the passengers in need turn out to be villains, and not the victims. He's human, has flaws... and wrestles with his inner demons, but at least he acknowledges his shortcomings and struggles to make things right. Great shots of Philly, by the way. The viewer can almost taste the flavor of this great city.


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