The Commish (1991–1996)
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A Matter of Life or Death: Part 1 

Tony initiates a sweep to find a pair of missing cops; devises an ingenious way of keeping an habitually drunk driver off the road; and deftly handles an "extraterrestrial," all the while ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Sobel

Writers:

Stephen J. Cannell (created by), Stephen Kronish (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Chiklis ... Tony Scali
Theresa Saldana ... Rachel Scali
Kaj-Erik Eriksen ... David Scali
Geoffrey Nauffts ... Stan Kelly
Tom Mason ... Larry Bickford
Luke Reilly Luke Reilly ... Carl Slack
John H. Brennan John H. Brennan ... John Randazzo
Alex Bruhanski ... Irv Wallerstein
Babs Chula ... Helen Stags
Jason Schombing ... Ronnie Lopez (as Jason Scott)
David Paymer ... Arnie Metzger
Kelli Fox ... Susan Henning
Julianna Raye Julianna Raye ... Marcia Blatcher
David Hurtubise David Hurtubise ... Lenny (as Dave Hurtubise)
Ken Pogue ... Nestor Henderson
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Storyline

Tony initiates a sweep to find a pair of missing cops; devises an ingenious way of keeping an habitually drunk driver off the road; and deftly handles an "extraterrestrial," all the while being scrutinized by a committee searching for a new police commissioner for New York City.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14
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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1991 (Canada) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although shown as Episode 5, this is the actual pilot episode of the series. See more »

Goofs

When John first speaks to Tony at Tony's home, he is wearing Sergeant's stripes on his uniform sleeves. When John speaks to Tony at the restaurant the next day, he has Lieutenant bars on his uniform shirt's collars. Later at the station, John again has Sergeant stripes on his uniform shirt sleeves. See more »

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