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Barney Miller 

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The Captain of the NYPD 12th Precinct and his staff handle the various local troubles and characters that come into the squad room.
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Hal Linden ...  Capt. Barney Miller 171 episodes, 1974-1982
Max Gail ...  Det. Stan 'Wojo' Wojciehowicz 170 episodes, 1975-1982
Ron Glass ...  Det. Ron Harris 164 episodes, 1975-1982
Steve Landesberg ...  Det. Sgt. Arthur Dietrich / ... 124 episodes, 1975-1982
Ron Carey ...  Officer Carl Levitt / ... 121 episodes, 1976-1982
Jack Soo ...  Det. Sgt. Nick Yemana 103 episodes, 1975-1982
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Storyline

Barney Miller is the kind of cop we'd all like to run into. He is always sensible. He maintains order over a squad room of detectives who gamble for a hobby, get hit on by anything in skirts, go to renaissance philosophy conventions for fun, and would really prefer to be writing. Nearly all of the action takes place in the squad room where the citizens and criminals are brought in to complicate the mix. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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One of the Funniest Police Comedies Ever! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Life and Times of Captain Barney Miller See more »

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Production Co:

Four D Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(170 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In a rare and unusual departure from a conventional TV series, the production was deliberately staged as a theatrical play using only one set including the squad room, the office, and occasionally the bathroom. Out of 170 total episodes, all but 13 are filmed exclusively on the ABC Television Center squad room set. See more »

Goofs

When the squad room door is opened, a fire hose mounted on the opposite wall in the corridor comes and goes, depending on the episode. See more »

Quotes

Dietrich: I've always admired the Japanese outlook on death. The calm acceptance, the treating it as a part of life...
Yemana: [to Wojo] I dunno what he's talking about - personally, I'm going kicking and screaming all the way.
Wojo: Well, why don't you tell him that?
Yemana: I like my image.
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Crazy Credits

At different times in the production of the series Max Gail was credited as both Max Gail and Maxwell Gail. See more »


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Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Il'yich Tchaikovsky)
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One of the best cop comedies ever.
3 October 2012 | by jeremy-928-938732See all my reviews

I am a fairly young person and I was very pleased to find such a wonderful show on DVD. The title of the show through me off, but after reading a bit about the show I was intrigued and bought it.

At first the show mainly focuses on the situations and what the cops are doing, but after a while the show starts to focus only on the squad-room where the detectives convene.

Barney Miller is always getting into other peoples business. When a criminal comes in he Interrogates them and tries to get the whole story out of them and also tries to put his own opinion or label on it.

Most of the stories are very light-hearted, but some do hit close to home. The show is funny, comical, and well played, but some episodes do have a serious vibe at the end of them.

By season three the cast is permanent and the show gets its real humor on. Each detective has an impressive amount of character depth. It was interesting to learn about each of them as I watched all of the episodes. By the end, I felt as if I knew each of them personally.

The only parts of the show I didn't like was Lt. Scanlon. His character was played so well, I truly didn't like him. Inspector Luger was played by a veteran actor, but his character seemed a little dim-witted. By the end of the series, the only set you would see is the squad room. After having visited a couple different stage sets (for example: Barnies apartment, Fish's apartment and the hide-out apartment) it seemed very confining to only use the squad room in the later seasons.

The exits of Fish and Yemada were torture on the show. Fish was great when it came to quick and ironic humor while nick tried to do the same, but his character was never truly replaced.

Overall, I love this show and I continue to watch it often. The humor, the stories, the backgrounds of the people are all interesting and entertaining. This show is recommended for all who love comedy and also recommended for all who wish to enjoy a simple show.


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