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Bakersfield P.D. 

Paul Gigante leaves the FBI to be a detective for the rural Bakersfield, California P.D. But the sophisticated Gigante (Giancarlo Esposito, Do the Right Thing (1989)) has more trouble ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ron Eldard ...  Detective Wade Preston 17 episodes, 1993-1994
Giancarlo Esposito ...  Detective Paul Gigante 17 episodes, 1993-1994
Chris Mulkey ...  Denny Boyer 17 episodes, 1993-1994
Tony Plana ...  Luke Ramirez 17 episodes, 1993-1994
Brian Doyle-Murray ...  Sergeant Bill Hampton 17 episodes, 1993-1994
Jack Hallett Jack Hallett ...  Captain Renny Stiles 17 episodes, 1993-1994
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Paul Gigante leaves the FBI to be a detective for the rural Bakersfield, California P.D. But the sophisticated Gigante (Giancarlo Esposito, Do the Right Thing (1989)) has more trouble trading opera for the Bakersfield Sound, than he imagined. To his bored fellow officers, especially not-so-good old boy Denny Boyer ('Chris Mulkey' of Twin Peaks (1990)), the professional, dedicated city slicker's way harder to figure out than even the most diabolical cow-napping. Written by David Stevens

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USA

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English

Release Date:

14 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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(17 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A sorely missed gem
9 March 2002 | by Descartes-3See all my reviews

I remember at the time of its showing in England that this series, for me at least, was the highlight of my TV week. It was one of the most quirky, hilarious and deadpan comedies I have had the pleasure of watching. Guancarlo Esposito was terrific as the new arrival at the Bakersfield P.D. station.His bewilderment at the events that occurred and the characters encountered was something that I'm sure any David Lynch fan would have thoroughly enjoyed. I cannot believe that it only ran for one series! Take consolation that little secrets like these are still out there waiting to be rediscovered.


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