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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ken Olin ...  Det. Cameron Quinn 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Joe Pantoliano ...  Jimmy Murtha 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Jason Gedrick ...  Danny Rooney / ... 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Mike Starr ...  Mickey Kinnear 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Sarah Trigger ...  Elli Rooney 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Debrah Farentino ...  Theresa Conners 12 episodes, 1996-1997
John Finn ...  Capt. Geary 11 episodes, 1996-1997
Richard Portnow ...  Det. Frank Collero 10 episodes, 1996-1997
R.D. Call ...  Michael 'Fivers' Dugan 10 episodes, 1996-1997
Robert Spillane ...  Bobby 10 episodes, 1996-1997
Carl Lumbly ...  Mayor Christian Davidson 9 episodes, 1996-1997
John Saint Ryan ...  Bo 6 episodes, 1996-1997
Gregg Henry ...  Carl Eiling 5 episodes, 1997
Saverio Guerra ...  Sammy Feathers 5 episodes, 1996-1997
Louis Lombardi ...  Fat Man 5 episodes, 1997
Andrew Rothenberg ...  Shirt 5 episodes, 1996-1997
Glenn Taranto ...  Glenn 5 episodes, 1996-1997
Ian Paul Cassidy ...  Paddy 5 episodes, 1996-1997
Courtney Jacquin Courtney Jacquin ...  Janie Rooney 5 episodes, 1996-1997
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In an unnamed, broken-down city somewhere near the Canadian border, three violent men seem destined to come into conflict. Detective Cameron Quinn is searching for the man who killed his partner. Vicious mobster Jimmy Murtha may be the killer, but he's busy looking after old friend Danny Rooney, who just did three years in prison for a crime Murtha committed. Written by Alan Sepinwall <sepinwal@force.stwing.upenn.edu>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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In a list appearing Spectrum issue #22, dated April 2000 of the best TV series of the 1990s, John Thorne ranked this show as #2. See more »

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Murtha: I, I put six bullets in him. You're telling me I didn't kill him?
Mickey: It wasn't meant as a criticism.
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Remade as EZ Streets (2001) See more »

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I don't know where this show went wrong.
17 September 2000 | by cspittelSee all my reviews

Like I said before, "I don't know where this show went wrong!". In my opinion (and to the opinion of many others by the voting statistics) this show was phenomenal! A 10/10! Quality t.v. for me next to the first season of Murder One and NYPD Blue. I thought Jason Gedrick had all the right moves first doing Murder One and then signing on to do EZ Streets, intelligent, realistic intriguing and compelling writing well executed by the the actors! From show one I was hooked! Not a single show in my opinion of this short lived series was boring or predictable. I don't know for the life of me why this show didn't catch on. A few hypotheses, one: the show was more a less one big story (for who knows to be the life of the series or for one season) which I guess audiences didn't have the patience for (like Murder One it took a chance, one big quality story for the long hall, at least for one season. But I believe unlike Murder One it didn't have brief preview summaries in which potential audiences who haven't seen the previous episodes could see to catch up on) two: it was in a competitive time slot with another popular t.v. series (although I don't recall any) and three: it didn't advertise itself correctly or frequently enough to get any significant attention, at least enough where a significant enough popluation could give it a chance. I thought this story rocked so hard my interest and curiousity that I am begging anyone to give me information where I can see the unaired episodes (which network) buy them (on video) and although I'm not a huge fan on reading if it is out in book format or script is for sale. Please help me if you can, I'm dying to know if that cop gets his revenge, wether Jason Gedrick gets back with his wife and makes a decent living, what happens to the beautiful seductress who's playing on both sides of the law, or the junkie mayor and the gambling contract, bring it on! Charlie.


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