As the producer of the original series and these reunion films, there is not much I care to add ... except perhaps this: most professional analysts of these films invariably make some reference to the fact that during the series six years on the air, no other actress...NOT ONE... only Tyne Daly or Sharon Gless... would win the EMMY for Best Dramatic Actress in a television series. These movies seemed to serve as a reminder to those commentators as to why that was.
Inside this package you will also find some history excerpted from my memoir "Cagney & Lacey... and Me". along with some other observations about the four reunion films made in the mid-1990s each here on separate discs.. The films herein, individually labeled Cagney & Lacey: The Return, Cagney & Lacey: Together Again, Cagney & Lacey: The View From The Glass Ceiling and Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions. Collectively they were all lovingly known as Cagney & Lacey: The Menopause Years.
...older, thicker, smarter, wrinkled and not the least bit apologetic about it --John Leonard, New York Magazine
Cagney & Lacey became the prism though which all other dramas with women would be viewed, upheld as a social document of professional women s lives in the late 20th century --Boston Globe