Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)
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Life in the Minors 

Coroner Nydorf offers to fix things when Coffey is accused of killing a prisoner in custody.


Jeff Bleckner


Michael Kozoll (created by), Steven Bochco (created by) | 9 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel J. Travanti ... Capt. Frank Furillo
Michael Conrad ... Sgt. Phil Esterhaus
Michael Warren ... Officer Bobby Hill
Bruce Weitz ... Sgt. Mick Belker
James Sikking ... Lt. Howard Hunter (as James B. Sikking)
Joe Spano ... Lt. Henry Goldblume
Barbara Bosson ... Fay Furillo
Taurean Blacque ... Det. Neal Washington
Kiel Martin ... Officer J.D. LaRue
René Enríquez ... Lt. Ray Calletano (as René Enriquez)
Betty Thomas ... Officer Lucy Bates
Ed Marinaro ... Officer Joe Coffey
Charles Haid ... Officer Andrew Renko
Veronica Hamel ... Joyce Davenport
Ron Silver ... Sam Weiser


Coroner Nydorf offers to fix things when Coffey is accused of killing a prisoner in custody.

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Release Date:

24 February 1983 (USA) See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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First Mention of Sonny Crockett before Miami Vice. Anthony Yerkovich(Writer) left the show to write Miami Vice, using the name for the main character of that show. See more »


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Al Pacino in Hill Street Blues?
22 June 2011 | by John_aaron_23See all my reviews

I've been a huge fan of Al Pacino for a very long time, I never heard of him appearing in an episode of 'Hill Street Blues'. So when I saw the entry, I downloaded the episode, only to find Pacino does NOT appear in the episode at all. The episode credit is incorrect. Someone may have mistaken Ron Silver for Pacino as Silver's character portrays Coffey's lawyer. Silver did resemble Pacino's character 'Serpico' but Al Pacino does not show up in the episode at all. I don't get why you need to have 10 lines of text in order for it to be posted. I just wanted to correct that and move on with my life. I have done so, now I have come up with more stuff to say, not relating to the original subject at hand.

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