Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)
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Chop Shop 

Isbecki becomes a hostage after Cagney and Lacey fail to back him up properly. Meanwhile, when Petrie accidentally shoots a black child, the department thinks the uproar will go away if the public sees Petrie is black, too.

Director:

Bill Duke

Writers:

Barbara Avedon (creator), Barbara Corday (creator) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tyne Daly ... Mary Beth Lacey
Sharon Gless ... Christine Cagney
Al Waxman ... Lt. Bert Samuels
Carl Lumbly ... Mark Petrie
Martin Kove ... Victor Isbecki
Sidney Clute ... Paul La Guardia
John Karlen ... Harvey Lacey
Troy W. Slaten Troy W. Slaten ... Michael Lacey (as Troy Slaten)
Tony La Torre Tony La Torre ... Harvey Lacey Jr.
William Allen Young ... Billy
Brion James ... Dave
Michael Pataki ... Joe
Al Ruscio ... Boston
Kent Williams ... Peter Blair
Janet MacLachlan ... Lynn Sutter
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Storyline

Isbecki becomes a hostage after Cagney and Lacey fail to back him up properly. Meanwhile, when Petrie accidentally shoots a black child, the department thinks the uproar will go away if the public sees Petrie is black, too.

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1983 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

At about the halfway point, when Dave (Brion James) is standing in the chop shop talking about what to they are going to do with Isbecki, he is holding a bag of Laura Scudder's potato chips which were sold only on the West Coast at that time. See more »

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