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Hill Street Blues (1981 - 1987)

Hill Street Blues (1981 - 1987)





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Steven Bochco's landmark ensemble crime drama was an often electrifying mix of realism and humor within continuing storylines (in an unnamed big city), paving the way for gritty successors like `NYPD Blue' and `Homicide: Life on the Street.' `Hill Street Blues' copped more than two dozen Emmys, eight in its rookie season. With its gripping stories and complex characters, along with Mike Post's stirring theme music, this was television drama of a high order.

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Critics Consensus: Hill Street Blues ends in an appropriately unfussy fashion, letting the rhythms of life have the last word for a series that brought television closer to reality.

1986, NBC, 22 episodes

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1985, NBC, 22 episodes

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1984, NBC, 23 episodes

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1983, NBC, 22 episodes

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1982, NBC, 22 episodes

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1981, NBC, 18 episodes

Critics Consensus: Hill Street Blues stakes out innovative ground with its cinéma vérité camerawork and commitment to moral complexity, announcing an invigorating new mode of television storytelling.

1981, NBC, 17 episodes


Daniel J. Travanti
as Capt. Frank Furillo
Michael Conrad
as Sgt. Phil Esterhaus
Bruce Weitz
as Det. Mick Belker
Mike Warren
as Officer Bobby Hill
Michael Warren
as Off. Bobby Hill
Veronica Hamel
as Joyce Davenport
Charles Haid
as Off. Andy Renko
René Enríquez
as Lt. Ray Calletano
Kiel Martin
as Det. Johnny `J.D.' LaRue
James B. Sikking
as Lt. Howard Hunter
Joe Spano
as Sgt./Lt. Henry Goldblume
Taurean Blacque
as Det. Neal Washington
Betty Thomas
as Off./Sgt. Lucy Bates
Ed Marinaro
as Off. Joe Coffey
Barbara Bosson
as Fay Furillo
Barbara Babcock
as Grace Gardner
Robert Hirschfeld
as Off. Leo Schnitz
Jon Cypher
as Chief Fletcher Daniels
George Wyner
as ADA Irwin Bernstein
Lisa Sutton
as Off. Robin Tataglia
Ken Olin
as Det. Harry Garibaldi
Mimi Kuzyk
as Det. Patsy Mayo
Robert Prosky
as Sgt. Stan Jablonski
Debi Richter
as Daryl Ann Renko
Dennis Franz
as Det. Sal Benedetto/Lt. Norman Buntz
Peter Jurasik
as Sid Thurston
Robert Clohessy
as Off. Pat Flaherty
Megan Gallagher
as Off. Tina Russo
J.A. Preston
as Mayor Ozzie Cleveland
Trinidad Silva
as Jesus Martinez
Jeffrey Tambor
as Judge Watchel
Dan Hedaya
as Macafee
Pat Corley
as Nydorf
Van Nessa Clarke
as Shirret Anders
Terry Kiser
as Vic Hitler
Tyra Ferrell
as Jonelle
Dolph Sweet
as Emil Schneider
Guy Boyd
as Shields
Anne Curry
as Dot Walker
Michael Fairman
as Detweiler
Lynne Moody
as Nichols
Gary Frank
as Gaffney
Gerry Black
as Alf Chesley
Keith Amos
as Williams
Gela Jacobson
as Debbie Kaplan
Kathleen Lloyd
as Nurse Wolfowitz
Chris Noth
as Lipsky
Jeff Seymour
as Santini
Elayne Heilveil
as Christina Beck
Bruce Kirby
as Donleavy
Morgan Woodward
as Mr. Renko
Dian Gallup
as Babette
Sam Groom
as Horton
Allan Kolman
as Tcherchenko
Penny Santon
as Anna Furillo
Jerome Thor
as Delgado
Forest Whitaker
as Floyd Green
Jeff Doucette
as Chick Turner
Sandy Ward
as Steger
Al Ruscio
as John Petruzzi
Myrna White
as Lynn Croydon
Richard Bull
as Mr. Furillo
Gracie Harrison
as Lori Tuttle
Dwight Schultz
as Carmichael
Peter Donat
as Schuster
David Wohl
as Robin Mars
James Keane
as Sanders
Phill Lewis
as Parker Jones
Linda Hart
as Dolores
Barry Tubb
as Peyser
Beverly Todd
as Mrs. Milton
Joey Aresco
as Donatelli
Juney Smith
as Celestine
Jake Dengel
as Max Emily
George Dickerson
as Commander Swanson
Nathan Cook
as Virgil Brooks
Ron Parady
as Asst. Police Chief Mahoney
Walter Bobbie
as Councilman Wade
Jack Rader
as Kampstein
Tony Plana
as Herman
Ketty Lester
as Mrs. Tatum
Bernie White
as Carmelo
Ron Feinberg
as Kermit Trench
Kene Holliday
as Vernon Lee
Mark Arnott
as Kidnapper
Gary Miller
as Ballantine
Jorge Gil
as Rivera
Art Evans
as William Teacher
Greg Mullavey
as McDonague
Francine Lembi
as Cheryl Bradford
Lou Joffred
as Dicostanzo
Leo Rossi
as Genaro
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Series Details

TV Network: NBC
Premiere Date: Jan 15, 1981
Genre: Drama
Executive Producers: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll
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