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The Trials of Rosie O'Neill 

Newly single Rosie has become a public defender in LA, leaving a lucrative practice. Her boss is Ben, officemate Hank and secretary Carole. On the home front is mother Charlotte, sister Doreen, and stepdaughter Kim.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Sharon Gless ...  Rosie O'Neill 34 episodes, 1990-1992
Ron Rifkin ...  Ben Meyer 34 episodes, 1990-1992
Georgann Johnson ...  Charlotte O'Neill 34 episodes, 1990-1992
Lisa Banes ...  Doreen Morrison 34 episodes, 1990-1992
Lisa Rieffel ...  Kim Ginty 34 episodes, 1990-1992
Dorian Harewood ...  Hank Mitchell 25 episodes, 1990-1992
Dayna Winston ...  Valerie Whittaker 19 episodes, 1990-1992
Edward Asner ...  Walter Kovacs 17 episodes, 1991-1992
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Newly single Rosie has become a public defender in LA, leaving a lucrative practice. Her boss is Ben, officemate Hank and secretary Carole. On the home front is mother Charlotte, sister Doreen, and stepdaughter Kim.

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17 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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Die Fälle der Rosie O'Neill See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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I Wish I Knew
Written by Carole King
Performed by Melissa Manchester
(Main Title Song)
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Rosie was an attorney practicing as a Public Defender.
2 September 1999 | by macpherrSee all my reviews

Sharon Gless (Cagney&Lacey) played Rosie. Also, called Fiona "Rosie" O'Neill, and Fiona by her mother. Rosie was an attorney practicing as a Public Defender. Her mother wanted her to be a Corporation Lawyer and that caused friction between them. Specially when the mother had to introduce her to some high society type, she was embarrassed to say she worked in the Public Defender's Office. That was too poor for her. I guess she did not know that a crime is a crime whether or not it is committed by an executive or a blue collar worker. Her sister was a housewife married to a workaholic doctor. Rosie and her sister had a wonderful relationship. Rosie's theme was written and sung by one of my favorites, Carly Simon, a lovely song, which I recorded from the television, so that I could have the words for it. Actually I really don't understand why some lawyer's shows are so popular, and others get canceled after the first year, when they are so good. My guess is "age discrimination." When a more mature actor could play a more mature lawyer, the executives decide to get a skinny lawyer, one third of her age, and with so much wisdom for her age. Actually I thought that people grow wiser with age. But I guess it was just a thought! I think that we watched most of the series. We truly enjoyed the series. I am surprised that this is the first comment on the series! My favorite episode: The Christmas episode, when Rosie goes to church. Very moving shows. My Favorite quotes: "In a perfect world everyone's dreams will come true, what will the future hold, I wish I knew."


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