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Series cast summary:
Ken Olin ...  Det. Cameron Quinn 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Joe Pantoliano ...  Jimmy Murtha 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Jason Gedrick ...  Danny Rooney / ... 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Mike Starr ...  Mickey Kinnear 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Sarah Trigger ...  Elli Rooney 12 episodes, 1996-1997
Debrah Farentino ...  Theresa Conners 12 episodes, 1996-1997
John Finn ...  Capt. Geary 11 episodes, 1996-1997
Richard Portnow ...  Det. Frank Collero 10 episodes, 1996-1997
R.D. Call ...  Michael 'Fivers' Dugan 10 episodes, 1996-1997
Robert Spillane ...  Bobby 10 episodes, 1996-1997
Carl Lumbly ...  Mayor Christian Davidson 9 episodes, 1996-1997
John Saint Ryan ...  Bo 6 episodes, 1996-1997
Gregg Henry ...  Carl Eiling 5 episodes, 1997
Saverio Guerra ...  Sammy Feathers 5 episodes, 1996-1997
Louis Lombardi ...  Fat Man 5 episodes, 1997
Andrew Rothenberg ...  Shirt 5 episodes, 1996-1997
Glenn Taranto ...  Glenn 5 episodes, 1996-1997
Ian Paul Cassidy ...  Paddy 5 episodes, 1996-1997
Courtney Jacquin Courtney Jacquin ...  Janie Rooney 5 episodes, 1996-1997
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In an unnamed, broken-down city somewhere near the Canadian border, three violent men seem destined to come into conflict. Detective Cameron Quinn is searching for the man who killed his partner. Vicious mobster Jimmy Murtha may be the killer, but he's busy looking after old friend Danny Rooney, who just did three years in prison for a crime Murtha committed. Written by Alan Sepinwall <sepinwal@force.stwing.upenn.edu>

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English

Release Date:

27 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Series stars Jason Gedrick and Joe Pantoliano both previously appeared in the film Risky Business (1983). Pantoliano had a large supporting role as that film's antagonist, and Gedrick was an uncredited extra. See more »

Quotes

Murtha: I get lots of guns, okay? People give them to me on the street. They give them to me for birthday presents. It's like I'm the NRA or something.
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Remade as EZ Streets (2001) See more »

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Exceptional
23 August 2009 | by benj_spSee all my reviews

The is the show that I would *most* love to see again, and especially to own on DVD. Alas, it doesn't look like that will ever happen :(

Incredibly cinematic, dark, atmospheric (lots of decay with a hauntingly beautiful Irish-inspired soundtrack) and an amazing cast - including Joey P who can seemingly do *everything* brilliantly.

While Paul Haggis would retread some of EZ Street's ground in the also-brilliant Black Donellys in some ways, EZ Streets for me remains his masterpiece. If this is *ever* on TV, on video, on DVD near you, do try and catch it. Heck - record it please, and send it to me, because I would dearly love to see this series again - and I didn't even see all of the episodes either.

I came across EZ Streets when Channel 4 in the UK starting airing it at some stupid-o-clock, I think it was about 4am on Friday night/Saturday morning. Having seen the pilot I was hooked, and watched every episode until, as the story was leading somewhere, it was gone, never to be seen again. I still don't know the outcomes and the central plot point resolutions, and possibly never will.

This show seems to have really been lost out there, apart from the few episodes available (which, given how good EZS was, is kinda insulting). This show, along with some of the other brilliant-but-cancelled-before-their-time shows *cough*Firefly*cough*, is living proof that quality doesn't win out.

Outstanding, haunting, beautiful, ugly, moving - I miss it.


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