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Created by ex-cop-turned-author Joseph Wambaugh (The Onion Field), Police Story is an anthology series detailing the lives of LAPD officers in a collection of realistic and gritty accounts of what it meant to be a cop in 1970s Los Angeles. The series became the archetype for many critically acclaimed shows that followed, including Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue and Homicide: Life On The Street. The series distinguished itself from its predecessors by a multidimensional portrayal of its protagonist: these cops were flawed, not cartoonlike heroes. From week to week, gripping episodes addressed difficult issues such as police corruption and the stresses and hell that can come with leading a cops life.
With no regular cast, the show featured different stars each week, as well as a rotating acting ensemble including James Farentino (Jesus Of Nazareth), Tony Lo Bianco (The French Connection), Don Meredith (NFL Monday Night Football), Laraine Stephens (Matt Helm) and Vic Morrow (Combat! ). Season One stars included Ed Asner, Lloyd Bridges, Angie Dickinson, Dean Stockwell and Kurt Russell. All 21 Original Episodes from 1973 74
TV s first authentically gritty look at cops coping with real-world challenges --Newsday, September 2011
Video interview and commentary with Creator Joseph Wambaugh
Short essay by Wambaugh
I have enjoyed the dvd's very much. This is season #1 but I which the other seasons were available.Published 24 days ago by eclectus
Great tv show, but bought it for the episodes that Barry Atwater is in. It arrived as expected.Published 1 month ago by Desiree'
Great Series by Joseph Wambaugh, I hope they release all of the Seasons...Very realistic.Published 3 months ago by Corey Stohlquist
Have been waiting a long time for this. It was worth the wait, but they haven't produced any more seasons after this first release. Read morePublished 3 months ago by James R. Marshall