Brooklyn South (1997–1998)


At the 74th Precinct in South Brooklyn, a typical day begins with a sudden bloodbath when a deranged gunman opens fire on policeman and random civilians outside the station, killing and ... See full summary »


Mark Tinker


David Milch (created by), Steven Bochco (created by) | 6 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Tenney ... Patrol Sgt. Francis X. Donovan
Michael DeLuise ... Off. Phil Roussakoff
Gary Basaraba ... Sgt. Richard Santoro
James Sikking ... Lt. Stan Jonas, IAB (as James B. Sikking)
Yancy Butler ... Off. Anne-Marie Kersey
Titus Welliver ... Off. Jake Lowery
Klea Scott ... Off. Nona Valentine
Patrick McGaw ... Terry Doyle
Richard T. Jones ... Off. Clement Johnson
Adam Rodriguez ... Off. Hector Villanueva
Dylan Walsh ... Off. Jimmy Doyle
A.J. Langer ... Kathleen Doyle
Cynthia Martells ... Mavis Hopkins
James Pickens Jr. ... Detective Reggie Simpson
Geoffrey Rivas ... Detective Louis Rodriguez


At the 74th Precinct in South Brooklyn, a typical day begins with a sudden bloodbath when a deranged gunman opens fire on policeman and random civilians outside the station, killing and wounded several before being wounded and taken into custody where he dies from his wounds. Because of the nature and race-related killings (the shooter, Dashawn Hopkins, is black and all the victims were white) prompts the killer's civil activist/black racist sister, Mavis, to team up with a local fanatic civil rights preacher, Basil Matheson, to insist that an investigation be launched to find out who "murdered" Hopkins. Patrol Sergeant Francis Donovan, tries to keep the situation together while consulting Officer Ann-Marie Kersey who's detective boyfriend was one of the victims. Unknown to everyone, Donovan is revealed to be an informant for the hated Internal Affairs Bureau over some past issues involving his father. Meanwhile, the new transfer, Officer Phil Roussakoff, is partnered with the ... Written by Anonymous

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police officer killed | See All (1) »


Crime | Drama








Release Date:

22 September 1997 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the very first television episode (and only one of this series) to be rated TV-MA. See more »


The shadow of the boom mic is glimpsed on the sidewalk as Doyle is subduing Hopkins to the ground. See more »


Lt. Stan Jonas, IAB: Frank, the M.E. is making the cause of death on Hopkins as a punctured lung.
Patrol Sgt. Francis X. Donovan: Why wouldn't he have a punctured lung? He was shot and forcibly subdued doing murders.
Lt. Stan Jonas, IAB: M.E. is making the punctured lung from compression fractures of the ribs.
Patrol Sgt. Francis X. Donovan: I can't belive this, those sons-of-bitches!
Lt. Stan Jonas, IAB: And those he got inside the house.
Patrol Sgt. Francis X. Donovan: Everything my guys did today... the losses they took, the heroism, the hard work, and for all that... they are now going to have to defend themselves against murder charges?
Lt. Stan Jonas, IAB: You're ...
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