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Copper 

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Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while ... See full summary »

Creators:

Tom Fontana, Will Rokos
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2   1  
2013   2012  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Tom Weston-Jones ...  Detective Kevin Corcoran 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Kyle Schmid ...  Robert Morehouse 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Anastasia Griffith ...  Elizabeth Haverford / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Ato Essandoh ...  Doctor Matthew Freeman 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Kevin Ryan ...  Detective Francis Maguire / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Dylan Taylor ...  Andrew O'Brien / ... 23 episodes, 2012-2013
Tessa Thompson ...  Sara Freeman 22 episodes, 2012-2013
Franka Potente ...  Eva Heissen 22 episodes, 2012-2013
Ron White ...  Captain Ciaran Joseph Sullivan 19 episodes, 2012-2013
Kiara Glasco ...  Annie Reilly / ... 16 episodes, 2012-2013
Geordie Johnson Geordie Johnson ...  Norbert Morehouse 15 episodes, 2012-2013
Adrian Griffin ...  Morehouse's Butler 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Donal Logue ...  Brendan Donovan 12 episodes, 2013
Alex Paxton-Beesley ...  Ellen Corcoran 11 episodes, 2012-2013
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Set in the Five Points neighborhood of New York City in the 1860s, focusing on a rugged young Irish cop who is forced to navigate his unruly and dangerous immigrant neighborhood while interacting with the uptown Manhattan crowd and the black community. Written by THR

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New York, 1865. There are no city limits. See more »

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Action | Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

BBC America [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Copper - A törvény ára See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Franka Potente had to cover most of her own tattoos during filming, except one of Chinese symbols, because this would have actually been fairly usual for her character at the time. See more »

Goofs

Corcoran and company are Irish immigrants working for the Metropolitan Police. The Metropolitan Police was formed by the state in 1857 as a counter to the pre-existing municipal police, and they were rival agencies. Irish immigrants worked almost exclusively for the municipal police rather than the Metropolitan Police, so it is highly unlikely that a Metropolitan Police precinct would would have been manned mainly by Irish. See more »

Quotes

Detective Kevin Corcoran: Are you all right?
Eva Heissen: It's not the first dead body I've seen.
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In the opening credits, there is a map showing the Five Points as it stood in the show's time period. See more »

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A smartly made show worth watching
7 October 2012 | by Zulu42See all my reviews

Copper came out of the gate a bit slowly, and that turned out to be a good thing. It's written to give a good, solid character development that really comes in handy as the show progresses and avoids the usual 2 dimensional "good guy/bad guy" stuff where so many characters usually become boring in similar types of drama.

Tom Weston-Jones is solid as Irish American copper Kevin "Corky" Corcoran and he's completely believable as a 19th century law officer in the Five Points area of New York City trying to do the job as honorably as he can, as well as locate his missing wife and find the murderer of his young daughter, amongst other things. An added bit of gritty reality finds that he's human and sometimes finds himself tempted by stuff (and occasionally partakes in certain acts) that most viewers today know are pretty much illegal or at least borderline not lawful. That's what makes this series so good is that it plays on a part of 19th century history that was pretty messed up due to the tumult caused by the civil war, but not touched on too often in television, anyway, from the gritty appearances of the cast and the scenery, to the questionable law practices. That's what makes this show a standout.

BBC America has got a winner in this one and it just keeps getting better as the storyline is fleshed out a little more with each episode. I can see why Barry Levinson is not afraid to attach his moniker to this show as an executive producer. It's that good.


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