Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
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The Best Defense 

After the public defenders walk out, the blues have to use discretion in making borderline arrests as the station overflows with suspects.

Director:

John Patterson

Writers:

Michael Kozoll (created by), Steven Bochco (created by) | 9 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel J. Travanti ... Capt. Frank Furillo
Michael Warren ... Officer Bobby Hill
Bruce Weitz ... Sgt. Mick Belker
Robert Prosky ... Sgt. Stan Jablonski
James Sikking ... Sgt. Howard Hunter (as James B. Sikking)
Joe Spano ... Lt. Henry Goldblume
Taurean Blacque ... Det. Neal Washington
Kiel Martin ... Officer J.D. LaRue
Betty Thomas ... Sgt. Lucy Bates
Robert Clohessy ... Off. Patrick Flaherty
Dennis Franz ... Lt. Norman Buntz
Charles Haid ... Officer Andrew Renko
Veronica Hamel ... Joyce Davenport
Jeffrey Tambor ... Judge Alan Wachtel
Trinidad Silva ... Jesus Martinez
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Storyline

After the public defenders walk out, the blues have to use discretion in making borderline arrests as the station overflows with suspects.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-14
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Trivia

Meshach Taylor appears as a con man in this episode. He first appeared as Officer Sloan in S3E6 "Stan the Man". See more »

Connections

References The Deputy Dawg Show (1959) See more »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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