Police Story (1973)

Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that aired on NBC from 1973 through 1978. The show was the brainchild of author and former policeman Joseph Wambaugh and represented a major step forward in the realistic depiction of police work and violence on network TV. It was produced by David Gerber and Mel Swope. Although it was an anthology, there were certain things that all episodes had in common; for instance, the main character in each episode was a police officer. The setting was always Los Angeles and the characters always worked for some branch of the LAPD. Notwithstanding the anthology format, there were recurring characters. Scott Brady appeared in more than a dozen episodes as "Vinnie," a former cop who, upon retirement, had opened a bar catering to police officers, and who acted as a sort of Greek chorus during the run of the series, commenting on the characters and plots. Tony Lo Bianco and Don Meredith made several appearances as Robbery-Homicide Division partners Tony Calabrese and Bert Jameson. Other recurring characters included surveillance specialist Joe LaFrieda, played by Vic Morrow, and vice officer turned homicide detective Charlie Czonka, played by James Farentino. Chuck Connors also starred in various episodes.

Writing:
  • Joseph Wambaugh

Stars:
Release Date: 1973-09-25
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 60
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Louis Gossett...
Brock Peters
Brock Peters
Tracy Reed
Tracy Reed
Richard Ward
Richard Ward
John Amos
John Amos
Robert Hooks
Robert Hooks
James Woods
James Woods
Casey Kasem
Casey Kasem
Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
Claude Akins
Claude Akins
Desi Arnaz Jr.
Desi Arnaz Jr...
John Kerr
John Kerr
Tony Lo Bianco
Tony Lo Bianc...
Harold Gould
Harold Gould
Noah Beery, Jr.
Noah Beery, J...
Sal Mineo
Sal Mineo
Luke Askew
Luke Askew
Elisha Cook Jr.
Elisha Cook J...
Joan Leslie
Joan Leslie
Vanessa Brown
Vanessa Brown
Mary Ann Mobley
Mary Ann Mobl...
Lynda Day George
Lynda Day Geo...
James T. Callahan
James T. Call...
Joseph Ruskin
Joseph Ruskin
David Groh
David Groh
Elinor Donahue
Elinor Donahu...
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lew...
James Whitmore Jr.
James Whitmor...
Tom Drake
Tom Drake
Sue Lyon
Sue Lyon
Alan Fudge
Alan Fudge
Raymond St. Jacques
Raymond St. J...
Mike Connors
Mike Connors
Lloyd Gough
Lloyd Gough
Robert Culp
Robert Culp
John Davis Chandler
John Davis Ch...
Joyce Bulifant
Joyce Bulifan...
Earl Holliman
Earl Holliman
Anne Jeffreys
Anne Jeffreys
Robert Walden
Robert Walden
Donald May
Donald May
Audrey Totter
Audrey Totter
Jenny O'Hara
Jenny O'Hara
Pat Carroll
Pat Carroll
Marjoe Gortner
Marjoe Gortne...
Sid Haig
Sid Haig
Karen Black
Karen Black
Jack Ging
Jack Ging
Lana Wood
Lana Wood
Ed Asner
Ed Asner
Jim Backus
Jim Backus
Val Avery
Val Avery
Don Stroud
Don Stroud
Alex Rocco
Alex Rocco
Pedro Armendáriz, Jr.
Pedro Armendá...
John Larch
John Larch
Paul Burke
Paul Burke
Don Barry
Don Barry
Valentin de Vargas
Valentin de V...
Jim Brown
Jim Brown
Alex Cord
Alex Cord
Royal Dano
Royal Dano
Carl Betz
Carl Betz
Kim Darby
Kim Darby
Janis Paige
Janis Paige
Hope Lange
Hope Lange
Dane Clark
Dane Clark
Vic Morrow
Vic Morrow
James Olson
James Olson
Don Johnson
Don Johnson
Bibi Besch
Bibi Besch
John Astin
John Astin
Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
Vic Tayback
Vic Tayback
Ellen Geer
Ellen Geer
Paul Picerni
Paul Picerni
Patty Duke
Patty Duke
Jeff Corey
Jeff Corey
Bert Convy
Bert Convy
Pepe Serna
Pepe Serna
Dabney Coleman
Dabney Colema...
Pat Harrington, Jr.
Pat Harringto...
Mel Ferrer
Mel Ferrer
Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
Paul Koslo
Paul Koslo
Clu Gulager
Clu Gulager
Dana Elcar
Dana Elcar
Meg Foster
Meg Foster
Joe Santos
Joe Santos
Robert Alda
Robert Alda
Felton Perry
Felton Perry
Gary Collins
Gary Collins
John Bennett Perry
John Bennett...
Scott Brady
Scott Brady
Howard Duff
Howard Duff
Gary Conway
Gary Conway
Elaine Joyce
Elaine Joyce
Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Verna Bloom
Verna Bloom
Don Diamond
Don Diamond
John Ashton
John Ashton
Ron Leibman
Ron Leibman
Dee Wallace
Dee Wallace
Jonelle Allen
Jonelle Allen
Richard Loo
Richard Loo
Art Metrano
Art Metrano
John Karlen
John Karlen
Hari Rhodes
Hari Rhodes
Gordon Jump
Gordon Jump
Abby Dalton
Abby Dalton
Larry Storch
Larry Storch
David Doyle
David Doyle
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Donna Mills
Donna Mills
Peter Brown
Peter Brown
Phillip Pine
Phillip Pine
Bernie Casey
Bernie Casey
Kaye Ballard
Kaye Ballard
John Fiedler
John Fiedler
Allan Miller
Allan Miller
Conrad Janis
Conrad Janis
Larry Wilcox
Larry Wilcox
Warren Oates
Warren Oates
Dennis Dugan
Dennis Dugan
John Ireland
John Ireland
Bob Hastings
Bob Hastings
Nancy Walker
Nancy Walker
Chad Everett
Chad Everett
Janis Hansen
Janis Hansen
Tony Musante
Tony Musante
Brooke Bundy
Brooke Bundy
BarBara Luna
BarBara Luna
Don Marshall
Don Marshall
Marty Ingels
Marty Ingels
John Russell
John Russell
Steve Kanaly
Steve Kanaly
George Hamilton
George Hamilt...
Frank Dekova
Frank Dekova
Edward James Olmos
Edward James...
Sandy Dennis
Sandy Dennis
Dennis Weaver
Dennis Weaver
Hampton Fancher
Hampton Fanch...
Richard Egan
Richard Egan
Herb Edelman
Herb Edelman
Danny Bonaduce
Danny Bonaduc...
Tige Andrews
Tige Andrews
Michael Learned
Michael Learn...
Robert Ginty
Robert Ginty
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Ralph Meeker
Wolfman Jack
Wolfman Jack
Edward Albert
Edward Albert
Quinn K. Redeker
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Milton Frome
Milton Frome
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Martha Scott
Philip Carey
Philip Carey
Clifton Davis
Clifton Davis
Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper
Walter Burke
Walter Burke
Alejandro Rey
Alejandro Rey
Murray Hamilton
Murray Hamilt...
Denise Nicholas
Denise Nichol...
Robert Goulet
Robert Goulet
Gary Lockwood
Gary Lockwood
Neville Brand
Neville Brand
Lloyd Bochner
Lloyd Bochner
Guy Stockwell
Guy Stockwell
Henry Beckman
Henry Beckman
Larry Hagman
Larry Hagman
Stuart Whitman
Stuart Whitma...
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Joanna Moore
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William Smith
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Martin Milner
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James Gregory
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Stanley Adams
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Edward Byrnes
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Barbara Rush
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Henry Corden
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Diana Muldaur
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Alexandra Hay
John Randolph
John Randolph
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Simon Oakland
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David Cassidy
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Bruce Davison
Glenn Corbett
Glenn Corbett
Harrison Page
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Linda Cristal
Linda Cristal
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Marie Windsor
Marie Windsor
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Sorrell Booke
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Richard Erdman
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Scott Hylands
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Russell Johnson
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Virginia Mayo
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Francine York
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Burr DeBenning
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Ray Danton
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Corinne Calvet
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Sharon Acker
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Robert Stack
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Anjanette Comer
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Christopher George
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Ed Peck
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Don Stark
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Joe Turkel
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Lyle Bettger
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Edie Adams
Edie Adams
Norman Fell
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Bert Freed
Bert Freed
Tina Louise
Tina Louise
Pat Crowley
Pat Crowley
Teddy Wilson
Teddy Wilson
Jeff Morrow
Jeff Morrow
David Brian
David Brian
Benson Fong
Benson Fong
Rod Cameron
Rod Cameron
France Nuyen
France Nuyen
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Michael Bell
Michael Bell
Robert Mandan
Robert Mandan
Bruce Glover
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Kim Richards
Kim Richards
Anne Lockhart
Anne Lockhart
June Lockhart
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George Maharis
George Mahari...
Timothy Scott
Timothy Scott
Charles Drake
Charles Drake
Michael Brandon
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Cesare Danova
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Michael Ansara
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Gregory Walcott
Gregory Walco...
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Sta...
Lincoln Kilpatrick
Lincoln Kilpa...
Jack Soo
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Mel Stewart
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Ed Lauter
Ed Lauter
Cheryl Ladd
Cheryl Ladd
James Luisi
James Luisi
Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwel...
Joby Baker
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Paul Mantee
Paul Mantee
Ramon Bieri
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Jack Donner
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Anne Seymour
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Marsha Hunt
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Chuck Connors
Chuck Connors
James Cromwell
James Cromwel...
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Albert Salmi
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Cleavon Little
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Nita Talbot
Nita Talbot
Dennis Cole
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Frank Marth
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Jack Carter
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Marc Alaimo
Marc Alaimo
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Jason Evers
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Cliff Gorman
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James Darren
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John Forsythe
John Forsythe
Jeff Donnell
Jeff Donnell
Jeremy Slate
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Leslie Parrish
Leslie Parris...
Harry Guardino
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Donald Woods
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John Crawford
John Crawford
Stefan Arngrim
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Wayne Maunder
Wayne Maunder
David Sheiner
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Susie Coelho
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Lola Albright
Lola Albright
Vince Edwards
Vince Edwards
Anthony James
Anthony James
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Mark Stevens
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George Murdock
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Barbara Anderson
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Joanna Pettet
Elizabeth Ashley
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Charles McGraw
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Godfrey Cambridge
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William Shatner
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Michael Anderson, Jr.
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Charles Dierkop
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Max Showalter
Max Showalter
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Gale Sondergaard
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Herb Jefferson, Jr.
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Susan Oliver
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Edward Binns
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Michael Strong
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