Southland (2009–2013)
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Two Gangs 

Cooper & Sherman have a bad shift. Salinger, distracted by speed racers, crashes his car. The racers steal his gun and he gets a 12 hour deadline to find it before the thing becomes official. In the search, something bigger is found.


Nelson McCormick


Ann Biderman (creator), Dee Johnson | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Alejandro ... Detective Nate Moretta
Arija Bareikis ... Officer Chickie Brown (credit only)
Michael Cudlitz ... Officer John Cooper
Shawn Hatosy ... Detective Sammy Bryant
Regina King ... Detective Lydia Adams
Michael McGrady ... Detective Daniel Salinger
Ben McKenzie ... Officer Ben Sherman
Tom Everett Scott ... Detective Russell Clarke
Tim Bagley ... Stanley Sidelsky
Emily Bergl ... Tammi Bryant
L. Scott Caldwell ... Enid Adams
Patrick Fischler ... Detective Kenny 'No-Gun'
Lex Medlin ... Detective Andy Williams
Glynn Turman ... Captain
Lisa Vidal ... Mia Sanchez


Drunk after a dinner date, precinct chief detective Daniel Salinger has a car accident, which allowed his service Beretta to be stolen. Moretta and Bryant reluctantly cover for him by searching rather then reporting it missing immediately. Their reward comes as this leads to discovering major plans from two criminal gangs and a godfather in a wheelchair who shamelessly abuses his privileges. As Cooper predicted, he and Ben, who proves himself adroit in self-defense, have a lunatic night due to 'good' citizens they would rather be able to arrest. A streaker is mistaken for a serial rapist. Written by KGF Vissers

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Crime | Drama | Thriller








Release Date:

7 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The convenience store parking lot security camera footage was shot in hand-held shaky-cam style. See more »


Ofcr. John Cooper: Ma'am? Is everything OK?
Mother: [to her small daughter] Seeee? You dialed 911 and these nice men came to help us. That's how it works; if you ever have a problem or anything bad happens to you or mommy, you just dial 911.
Ofcr. John Cooper: So let me get this straight: you just dialed 911 so you could teach your daughter how to use ut?
Mother: Of course; how else is she going to learn?
Ofcr. John Cooper: Well, no offense, ma'am... but you have your head up your friggin' ass.
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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »


Main Street
Written by Bob Seger
Performed by Bob Seger
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Moretta and Bryant kick Gang Leader Reggie's butt, Salinger's night from hell
13 June 2015 | by blizobrienSee all my reviews

Moretta and Bryant investigate a suspect held to a wheelchair and looking innocent, but is dirty Gang Leader Reggie. Main plot centers around Det. Salinger trying to keep things silent about an affair with a sketchy girl in a nice suit named Mia. Salinger is trying maintain his self-respect while he has a domestic conflict riding on him. The tension of cops like Bryant and Moretta doing their jobs and Adams on a possible sex offender is complicated by the politics and dumb stuff that Salinger wishes never happened.

This a great look at the other guys besides Cooper (Cudlitz) and Sherman (McKenzie). Lot of fun and very tense.

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