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Public Morals 

TV-MA | | Crime, Drama | TV Series (2015)
Set in the early 1960's in New York City's Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the better of them.


Edward Burns

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Series cast summary:
Edward Burns ...  Terry Muldoon 10 episodes, 2015
Michael Rapaport ...  Charlie Bullman 10 episodes, 2015
Elizabeth Masucci ...  Christine Muldoon 10 episodes, 2015
Austin Stowell ...  Sean O'Bannon 10 episodes, 2015
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ...  Lt. King 10 episodes, 2015
Wass Stevens ...  Vince Latucci 10 episodes, 2015
Katrina Bowden ...  Fortune 10 episodes, 2015
Brian Wiles ...  Jimmy Shea 10 episodes, 2015
Keith Nobbs ...  Pat Duffy 10 episodes, 2015
Lyndon Smith ...  Deirdre 10 episodes, 2015
Patrick Murney ...  Petey 'Mac' Mackenna 10 episodes, 2015
Cormac Cullinane ...  James Muldoon 10 episodes, 2015
Dave Green Dave Green ...  Paul Sommerfield 10 episodes, 2015
Neal McDonough ...  Rusty Patton 9 episodes, 2015
Brian Dennehy ...  Joe Patton 8 episodes, 2015
Fredric Lehne ...  Tommy Red 7 episodes, 2015
Sawyer Barth ...  Michael Muldoon 7 episodes, 2015
Clare Doherty Clare Doherty ...  Kate Muldoon 7 episodes, 2015
Ray Wiederhold ...  Monk 7 episodes, 2015
Kevin Corrigan ...  Smitty 6 episodes, 2015
Peter Gerety ...  Sargeant Mike Muldoon / ... 6 episodes, 2015
Deborah Hedwall ...  Ina 6 episodes, 2015
Michele Hicks ...  Kay O'Bannon 6 episodes, 2015
Aaron Dean Eisenberg ...  Richard Kane 5 episodes, 2015
Johnny Hopkins Johnny Hopkins ...  Hopkins 5 episodes, 2015
Cleo Handler ...  Barbara 5 episodes, 2015


Set in the early 1960's in New York City's Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the better of them.

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Release Date:

25 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Общественная мораль See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Partially inspired by stories told to Edward Burns by his father, who worked as a police officer in New York City for many years. See more »


Shot In The Dark
by PT Walkley
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Public Moral gets Public Standing Ovation
19 September 2015 | by vanettelstarrSee all my reviews

Sometimes, the commercials and the early build up is better then the actual experience. this is not the case here, as I thought it was better than the build up! This one gets my standing ovation for not being a "loser" series, like so many remake, make over and redone series, of late, which we're being bombarded with, over the last decade. Anyone can take a book or a movie and turn it into a slow role, fall asleep as yo go, TV series. This is all new material and doesn't feel recycled, even though its period and loosely based on past "plain clothed cops" in the big city. There are lots of surprises. Should be top of the line, highly rated TV series for many seasons to come, if there are no politics involved. Has the feel of several movies of this period, but seems to have real originality in that it may be taking from true criminal case files. I guess I should do some research, because I'm not sure of the background for the material. Not knowing, however, thats a draw for me. I do know, though, that for me, I always enjoy knowing a story has a link to a true crime, somewhere? I hope to see this as one of the draws, as this creates a dynamic feel. So far, I can see so many ways this type of series can go, and because it's period, there is numerous possibility for going forward in terms on chronological adventure. The writers are top notch, already accredited rights in their own field; nice character development as the plot and characters have plenty of well thought out preparation, execution and follow through, while actors chosen for each character is well cast and plenty of room for more diversity, plus every one of these people are a group of fully accredited and seasoned actors,with all of their own following, so no need for much "selling" or marketing, in this department. I do like how they've taken nostalgia and redressed it to look as if its a little further along in the forensics and policing field. I think we will see the writers pushing the envelope in other ways, as well, which will be adding a new slant on good times to be had by all in the late 60's early 70's as well as all the drama and social unrest felt during this period. Which reminds me, noted that there is diverse set of circumstances and social standings in the story line, family, group, etc... so a vast representation of all strata of cultures and morals situations will arise. We see where the first season has set up so many different pathways for the next season to follow, that I think there will excitement to be had in the writing room. This series is strong, diverse, dynamic, shows an inside slant on what unclothed officers might have done or could do in their position and how it might affect all around them, while giving us nostalgia to draw in all types of viewers, young and old. I enjoy that it feels edgy...no time for getting popcorn! The series Public Morals will gain public ovation, so forget popcorn! You'll be too into the story and each new weekly installment!

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