Hill Street Blues/The Young, the Beautiful and the Degraded

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The Young, the Beautiful and the Degraded
Season 2, Episode 14
Airdate February 25, 1982
Production Number 8005-1414
Teleplay by Anthony Yerkovich,
Jeffrey Lewis,
Michael Wagner
Story by Michael Wagner,
Michael Kozoll,
Steven Bochco
Directed by Lawrence Levy
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The Young, the Beautiful and the Degraded is the fourteenth episode of the second season of Hill Street Blues, and the thirty-first episode overall.

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti (Captain Frank Furillo), Michael Conrad (Sergeant Phil Esterhaus), Michael Warren (Officer Bobby Hill), Bruce Weitz (Detective 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 Callentano), Betty Thomas (Officer Lucille Bates), Ed Marinaro (Officer Joe Coffey)

Charles Haid (Officer Andy Renko)

and Veronica Hamel (Joyce Davenport)

Guest Starring: Barbara Babcock (Grace Gardiner), Dennis Lipscomb (Mr. Vosca), J.A. Preston (Ozzie Cleveland), Kene Holliday (Vernon Lee), George Wyner (A.D.A. Irvin Bernstein), Eric Laneuville (Wilber Harmon), Howard Witt (Tyler Bragg)

Co-Starring: Peter Iacangelo (Bruno Heverman), Barbara Brownell (Heather Heverman), Jed Mills (Dealer), Ricco Ross (Tyler Bragg), Robert Hirschfeld (Station Officer Leo Schnitz), Richard Marion (Public Defender), John Witherspoon (Businessman), Norman Alexander Gibbs (Businessman), Kenneth Men'ard (Businessman)

with John Brandon (Lt. Walsh), Milt Tarver (Duncan), Claudio Martinez (Gang Member), Luis Manuel (Gang Member), Hugo L. Stanger (Senior Citizen)


Plot Overview

Goldblume finds a witness in the D.A. murder cases that seems way too good to be true. Furillo considers kicking LaRue of the force after he almost ruined a major bust by showing up drunk. Hill quits the Black Officers Coalition. Belker feels over the hill after being outrun by a suspect.


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The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments