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True Confessions 

Kelly begins moonlighting as a security guard for Susan Wagner, a wealthy woman who's married to an abusive husband. But things take a turn when the husband is shot and killed, and Mrs. ... See full summary »


Charles Haid


David Milch (created by), Steven Bochco (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Caruso ... Det. John Kelly
Dennis Franz ... Det. Andy Sipowicz
James McDaniel ... Lt. Arthur Fancy
Sherry Stringfield ... Laura Michaels Kelly
Amy Brenneman ... Officer Janice Licalsi
Nicholas Turturro ... Det. James Martinez (credit only)
David Schwimmer ... Josh '4B' Goldstein
Jack Kehler ... Howard Coleman
Wendie Malick ... Susan Wagner
Richard Minchenberg ... Stuart Salzman
Ethan Phillips ... Dwight
Robert Breuler ... Det. Walker
Alan Scarfe ... Thomas Wagner
Welker White ... Christina Coleman
Vincent Guastaferro ... Desk Sergeant


Kelly begins moonlighting as a security guard for Susan Wagner, a wealthy woman who's married to an abusive husband. But things take a turn when the husband is shot and killed, and Mrs. Wagner becomes a suspect. Meanwhile, Sipowicz is paired with the hard-nosed Detective Walker who arrests a man for a robbery and double-murder. While Detective Walker thinks he's guilty, Sipowicz thinks differently. Laura quits her job and plans to move into a position with the District Attorney's office, prosecuting narcotics. The increasingly edgy Josh Goldstein has Kelly appear at a tenant's readiness group regarding crime, and he is later killed trying to save an elderly woman from a mugging on a subway platform. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

12 October 1993 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby (Dolby Surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


First episode in the series not to be directed by Gregory Hoblit. See more »


Det. Andy Sipowicz: Hey, Walker, we don't have to hold hands, but would you mind not talking to me like I'm Timmy the Laundry Boy?
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References High Noon (1952) See more »

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Bland but Likable
27 September 2018 | by Better_TVSee all my reviews

There's something about this show... it's charm, perhaps. While the material is, even 4 episodes in, still quite middling and unoriginal, there's a distinct pleasure in watching the banter between Detectives Kelly (David Caruso) and Sipowicz (Dennis Franz), the zippy camera moves, the soapy twists. I wish there was more grittiness here, though maybe it'll come in future episodes (or seasons?). Right now it's strictly melodrama, right down to the cheesy romance between Detective Walker and Officer Licalsi (Amy Brenneman) and his eye-rolling on-again-off-again relationship with his ex-wife (Sherry Stringfield).

The B plot about Wendie Malick as a battered socialite's wife doesn't help matters: it's horribly clichéd and as uninteresting as it was in the last episode, even with a murderous new twist. The A plot is marginally more interesting: a robbery and double murder, with some tension between Sipowicz and guest detective Walker (Robert Breuler). And David Schwimmer is here again in the C (D?) plot, needlessly doing his usual mousy schtick for some hackneyed comedic relief.

Watch for the witty one-liners, Dennis Franz and the cool cinematography.

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