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Black and Blue 

A victim was shot in the back, and Frank is eager to find out who done it, however nobody believes him when he states the murderer was a cop.

Director:

Christopher Menaul (as Chris Menaul)

Writers:

Paul Attanasio (created by), James Yoshimura (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Baldwin ... Beau Felton
Richard Belzer ... John Munch
Andre Braugher ... Frank Pembleton
Clark Johnson ... Meldrick Lewis
Yaphet Kotto ... Al Giardello
Melissa Leo ... Kay Howard
Jon Polito ... Steve Crosetti
Kyle Secor ... Tim Bayliss
Ned Beatty ... Stanley 'The Big Man' Bolander
Julianna Margulies ... Linda
Isaiah Washington ... Lane Staley
Gerald F. Gough ... Col. Burt Granger
Jeff Mandon ... Off. Fred Hellriegel
Kyf Brewer Kyf Brewer ... Off. Jerry Ryan
Michael Stanton Kennedy ... Lt. Jimmy Tyron (as Michael S. Kennedy)
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A victim was shot in the back, and Frank is eager to find out who done it, however nobody believes him when he states the murderer was a cop.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1994 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Andre and Yaphet shine
7 February 2010 | by davedbSee all my reviews

These earliest episodes tend to be strongest when Pembleton works his mind-freak on suspects - see Three Men and Adena. In this episode the highlight is Pembleton's unrelenting breakdown of a suspect during eight minutes or so. I had to rewind and watch it again. He makes a cocky young black cigarette-smoking street punk break down by punching through the suspect's mental layers. He starts by wielding the race card ironically as a weapon, commanding Bayliss to leave and calling the suspect 'boy' repeatedly. Of course, it's not all about race, but what a great twist.

G's (Yaphet's) reaction to this interrogation is the other joy to watch. In a show full of solid characters, Giardello is perhaps my favorite. Maybe because he doesn't yell, but is blunt. Maybe because nothing gets by him. Maybe because he truly appears to have a better understanding of the bigger picture than the rest of the detectives.

Superior episode for these two actors/characters.


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