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Hill Street Blues/The Russians Are Coming

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The Russians Are Coming
Season 4, Episode 10
Airdate December 15, 1983
Production Number 3408
Teleplay by Dennis Cooper
Story by Jeffrey Lewis,
Dennis Cooper
Directed by Randa Haines
Produced by Jeffrey Lewis,
Sascha Schneider
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The Russians Are Coming is the tenth episode of the fourth season of Hill Street Blues, and the sixty-seventh episode overall.

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti (Captain Frank Furillo), Michael Conrad (Sergeant Phil Esterhaus), Michael Warren (Officer Bobby Hill), Bruce Weitz (Mick Belker), James B. Sikking (Lieutenant Howard Hunter), Joe Spano (Lieutenant Henry Goldblume), Barbara Bosson (Fay Furillo), Taurean Blacque (Detective Neal Washington), Kiel Martin (Detective J.D. LaRue), René 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: Bruno Kirby (Louis), Lynne Moody (Marty Nichols), Louis Giambalvo (Rob Nelson), Allan Kolman (Mischa Cherchenko), Natasha Schneider (Ludmilla Moros), Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), Richard Brooks (Tyrone Crane)

Also Starring: Stanley Kamel (Agent Ramsey), Bill Henderson (Maynard), Robert Hirschfeld (Station Officer Leo Schnitz)

Co-Starring: Janet Carroll (Peggy LaRue Nelson), Charles Penland (Curtis), Betty Cole (Mrs. Randolph), Martin West (ADA), Adam Gregor (Konstantin), Dorothy Meyer (Cook)

with Ezekiel Moss (Street Kid), Ron Recasner (Bailiff), Gary Miller (E.A.T. Officer Jack Ballantine), Charles Lyles (Old Man), Tony O'Neil (Bolino), Richard Chaves (Doctor)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement



  • Phil Esterhaus - last appearance



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments