The Shield (2002–2008)
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While Dutch and Claudette investigate the murder of Nancy Reborg, they discover that her daughter is missing and has been sold by her addict father to a child molester. David tries to crack... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Chiklis ... Vic Mackey
Catherine Dent ... Danni Sofer
Reed Diamond ... Terry Crowley
Walton Goggins ... Shane Vendrell
Michael Jace ... Julien Lowe
Jay Karnes ... Holland Wagenbach
Benito Martinez ... David Aceveda
CCH Pounder ... Claudette Wyms
Kenny Johnson ... Curtis Lemansky
Tamlyn Tomita ... Wanda Higoshi
Jim Ortlieb ... Dr. Bernard Grady
Max Perlich ... Ponyboy Harris
Ricki Lopez Ricki Lopez ... Miguel Esteana
Michael Reid MacKay ... Monty (as Michael Reid Mackay)
Jamie Anne Allman ... Connie Riesler (as Jamie Brown)


While Dutch and Claudette investigate the murder of Nancy Reborg, they discover that her daughter is missing and has been sold by her addict father to a child molester. David tries to crack corruption in the Barn by recruiting Terry to help him take down Vic. Written by WyattJones

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

12 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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During the final montage, the little girl that David Aceveda is holding is Benito Martinez's real life daughter. See more »


When Danny tells her date to wait a moment, she holds up one finger with her left hand. The next camera angle shows her doing it with her right. See more »


Captain David Aceveda: In this building, I'm in charge.
Detective Vic Mackey: Well, maybe in your own mind, amigo. But in the real world, I don't answer to you. Not today, not tomorrow, not even on Cinco de Mayo.
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The Pilot's Final Moment Will Blow You Away
27 August 2010 | by Troll_Patrol101See all my reviews

When the opening shot of a TV show warns you that the show you're about to watch has graphic violence, nudity, strong language, and that it may not be appropriate for children, you know what's coming up next ain't "Picket Fenses." In the vein of tough cop's like "NYPD Blue" came the FX Channel's first original series, "The Shield," starring a leaner and meaner Michael Chiklis as Vic Mackey, a Los Angeles Detective who gives the term "bad cop" a bad name.

Mackey is head of the Strike Team, a street tactical unit composed of plainclothes Detectives in the Inner City. Mackey has a firm control of his men and has a firm grasp of the politics of police work, and as long as he's producing "safe streets, arrests, and convictions" he's bulletproof from anyone who disagrees with his methods. On of those is the new Captain at Mackey's precinct, David Aceveda (Benito Martinez), a Latino cop with his eyes on a higher office and sees Mackey as his ticket to stardom. As is the case with all episodic crime drama, "The Shield" has a Case of the Week, and the pilot involves the murder of a woman and the abduction of her daughter, a 7-year old girl who is presently in the hands of a pedophile that is not talking.

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