Hill Street Blues/Cranky Streets

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Cranky Streets
Season 2, Episode 6
Airdate December 10, 1981
Production Number 8005-1405
Teleplay by Robert Crais
Story by Michael Kozoll,
Steven Bochco
Directed by Randa Haines
Produced by David Anspaugh,
Anthony Yerkovich
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Cranky Streets is the sixth episode of the second season of Hill Street Blues, and the twenty-third episode overall.

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti (Captain Frank Furillo), Michael Conrad (Sergeant Phil Esterhaus), Michael Warren (Officer Bobby Hill), Bruce Weitz (Sergeant Mick Belker), James B. Sikking (Lieutenant Howard Hunter), Joe Spano (Detective Henry Goldblume), Barbara Bosson (Fay Furillo) Taurean Blacque (Detective Neal Washington), Kiel Martin (Detective J.D. LaRue), Rene Enriquez (Lieutenant Ray Calletano), Betty Thomas (Officer Lucille Bates), Ed Marinaro (Officer Joe Coffey)

Charles Haid (Officer Andy Renko)

and Veronica Hamel (Joyce Davenport)

Guest Starring: Stephen McHattie (Officer Jerry Nash), Steven Apostlé Pec (Guido Barbari), Livia Genise (Officer Estella Sanchez), Robert Sampson (Hal Massey)

Co-Starring: Robert Hirchfeld (Leo Schnitz), Eddie Zammit (Vito), Anne Sebastian (Vito's wife), A.C. Allegue (Fat Man)

with Tony Perez (Officer Mike Perez), Leonard Lightfoot (Ellis), Vanna Salviati (Mrs. Amico), Jan Stratton (Waitress), Richard Marcus (Blind Man), Church Ortiz (Vigilante #1), Luis Manuel (Vigilante #2), Clayton Rohner (Gawker)

Uncredited: Michael Grayson (Officer Mike Grayson), Ilona Wilson (Officer), Eddie Wong (Officer), Anna Young (Officer)


Plot Overview

Coffey has to arrest a guy who was a longtime friend of his family. Hill has to cover for an old friend who has a tendency for using excessive force. Renko gets in hot water after playing a tasteless practical joke on a female officer in training.


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The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments