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Hill Street blues. / [1981-05-19, Rites of spring]

Author: Steven BochcoMichael KozollGregory HoblitAnthony YerkovichDaniel J TravantiAll authors
Publisher: [New York : NBC ; S.l.] : MTM Enterprises, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : U-matic   Visual material : English
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"This hour long dramatic series portrays police work in a decaying section of a big city. ... The racially-mixed Hill Street area presents special problems to the precinct captain, Frank Furillo, who attempts to control crime and maintain order while preserving the civil rights and human dignity of the citizens he protects."--1981 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. In this episode, Furillo and Washington investigate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Police films and programs
Drama
Television
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Bochco; Michael Kozoll; Gregory Hoblit; Anthony Yerkovich; Daniel J Travanti; Taurean Blacque; MTM Enterprises,; NBC Television Network.; Peabody Collection. African-American History and Culture Programs.; Peabody Collection. Women's History and Culture Programs.
OCLC Number: 9938364
Notes: Broadcast date and broadcasting network credit supplied from 1981 Peabody Awards entry form.
Entry to the 1981 Peabody Awards, Entertainment category.
Running time: 01:38:43.
Includes black slugs for commercial inserts.
Copyright: "c MCMLXXXI all rights reserved"--End credits.
Credits: Director of photography, William Cronjager; edited by Tom Stevens; story editor, Anthony Yerkovich; theme music by Mike Post; sound mixer, "Fast Eddie."
Performer(s): Starring: Daniel J. Travanti (Capt. Frank Furillo), Michael Conrad (Sgt. Phil Esterhaus), Michael Warren (Bobby Hill), Bruce Weitz (Mick Belker), James B. Sikking (Lt. Howard Hunter), Joe Spano (Henry Goldblume), Barbara Bosson (Fay Furillo), Taurean Blacque (Det. Neal Washington), Kiel Martin (John "J.D." La Rue), Rene Enriquez (Lt. Ray Calletano), Betty Thomas (Lucy Bates), Charles Haid (Andrew Renko), Veronica Hamel (Joyce Davenport); guest starring: Charles Hallahan (Charlie Weeks), Ed Marinaro (Off. Joe Coffey), James Remar (Beau Gregory), Van Nessa L. Clarke (Shirret Anders), Charles Weldon.
Awards: Winner of a 1981 Peabody Award.
Description: 2 videocassettes of 2 (U-matic) (99 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in. arch master.
Other Titles: Rites of spring
Responsibility: an MTM Enterprises production ; [NBC] ; executive producers, Steven Bochco & Michael Kozoll ; produced & directed by Gregory Hoblit ; written by Michael Kozoll, Steven Bochco, Anthony Yerkovich ; created by Michael Kozoll & Steven Bochco.

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"This hour long dramatic series portrays police work in a decaying section of a big city. ... The racially-mixed Hill Street area presents special problems to the precinct captain, Frank Furillo, who attempts to control crime and maintain order while preserving the civil rights and human dignity of the citizens he protects."--1981 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. In this episode, Furillo and Washington investigate the shooting of an unarmed, black youth by Charlie Weeks, a racist narcotics detective, who claims he was acting in self defense after being shot at by another black youth. La Rue's drinking causes several near death accidents, including Belker nearly being shot because La Rue failed to answer his call for back-up. Hill and Renko try to help Shirret, a young black woman accused of neglecting her children.

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