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The Good Guys 

Jack is a by-the-book detective whose habit of undermining himself has resulted in a dead-end position with the Police Dept. His partner Dan, a drunken, lecherous veteran hangs onto his job only because of one heroic act years ago.

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Matt Nix
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bradley Whitford ...  Dan Stark 20 episodes, 2010
Colin Hanks ...  Jack Bailey 20 episodes, 2010
Jenny Wade ...  A.D.A. Liz Traynor 20 episodes, 2010
Diana Maria Riva ...  Lieutenant Ana Ruiz / ... 20 episodes, 2010
Jenna Burris Jenna Burris ...  Detective Testolin 20 episodes, 2010
Kimberly Lynn Campbell Kimberly Lynn Campbell ...  Detective Williams 20 episodes, 2010
Nathan Fane Nathan Fane ...  Detective Rios 19 episodes, 2010
A.C. Hensley A.C. Hensley ...  Detective Parsons / ... 15 episodes, 2010
Joel Spence ...  Det. Hodges / ... 14 episodes, 2010
RonReaco Lee ...  Julius Brown / ... 11 episodes, 2010
Stephanie Kay Carter ...  Secretary 9 episodes, 2010
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Jack is a by-the-book detective whose habit of undermining himself has resulted in a dead-end position with the Police Dept. His partner Dan, a drunken, lecherous veteran hangs onto his job only because of one heroic act years ago.

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dallas texas | cop | See All (2) »

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Kick Some Badge!

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Action | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack and Dan See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Is based on a movie script set in California Matt Nix wrote ten years earlier. See more »

Goofs

Establishing shots of the precinct identify it as being the Southeast substation in the 17000 block of Commerce Street in Dallas, which actually ends in the 3400s. Further, Commerce Street falls within the Dallas PD's Central division, which is headquartered two blocks north of Commerce Street on Hall Street, while the Southeast division is headquartered several miles away on Jim Miller Road. See more »

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Don't think too hard and you'll love this show
7 June 2010 | by BigBish1966See all my reviews

If you're an overly analytical crime drama aficionado, you won't like The Good Guys. Me, I love it. It takes so many genres, mashes them together and it works like a charm - Love the Stephen J Cannell all action no plot series of the 80's? its here. Like procedural crime drama?its here. Like tongue in cheek comedy? Its here. Like Magnum's cheesy mustache, Matt Houston, pleather jackets? Its here. Matt Nix has a winner here. Its no typical crime drama, buddy cop adventure. Its a hoot and I hope it sticks around. The cast of characters is strong, plenty of action, lots of laughs and it just doesn't take itself too seriously. You want blue light CSI special effects and Law & Order procedural drama, go watch them. You want simple action, gunfights, car chases and likable characters, watch The Good Guys.


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