Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series 1993–1999) Poster

Yaphet Kotto: Al Giardello



  • Lt. Al 'Gee' Giardello : It's better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.

  • Lt. Al 'Gee' Giardello : When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Baltimore, do as I tell you to.

  • Det. Stan Bolander : The Italians are an unforgiving lot.

    Lt. Al 'Gee' Giardello : I know, but we make great pasta. It balances out.

  • Lt. Al 'Gee' Giardello : Oh, I get it. You don't feel anything at all. You're the type of guy that two weeks from now, you'll be stopped at a traffic light and all this will hit you and when it hits, it'll hit hard. It'll hit you so hard that your heart will burst into a hundred pieces.

  • [working a murder case since the squad is shorthanded] 

    Lt. Al 'Gee' Giardello : My first job as a foot soldier in I don't know how many years, and it's a stone-cold whodunit.

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