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Adrian Monk is a brilliant San Francisco detective, whose obsessive compulsive disorder just happens to get in the way.

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Andy Breckman
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Tony Shalhoub ...  Adrian Monk / ... 125 episodes, 2002-2009
Jason Gray-Stanford ...  Randall Disher 125 episodes, 2002-2009
Ted Levine ...  Captain Leland Stottlemeyer / ... 125 episodes, 2002-2009
Traylor Howard ...  Natalie Teeger 87 episodes, 2005-2009
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Storyline

After the unsolved murder of his wife, Adrian Monk develops obsessive-compulsive disorder, which includes his terror of germs and contamination. His condition costs him his job as a prominent homicide detective in the San Francisco Police Department, but he continues to solve crimes with the help of his assistant and his former boss. Written by Jwelch5742

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Obsessive. Compulsive. Detective. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Official Sites:

USA Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

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Color

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16 : 9
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Trivia

All episode titles begin with "Mr. Monk..." except for Monk: Happy Birthday, Mr. Monk (2009)(#8.9). See more »

Goofs

We see Monk constantly ask the detectives working with him (or the detectives themselves) to put out APB's (All Points Bulletins) or BOLOs (Be On the Look Out) to bring suspects and witnesses in. When found SFPD just walk up to people and place them in the squad car, taking them to the station for Monk and the detectives to interview even though it's pretty clear they didn't want to come. If there is no probable cause for an arrest or an active arrest warrant, the police can't make you go anywhere against your will. Once in a while, a wealthy or educated person will assert this and ask a lawyer to be present but this is rare. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Adrian Monk: I just solved the case.
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Featured in The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2007) See more »

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One of the must-watch series
24 August 2009 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

As MONK winds down, I must admit I did not think the show would run as long as it did. I was obviously wrong. The series, about a mentally defective detective, has had its ups and downs, but Tony Shalhoub always managed to keep things moving along as the quirky investigator. The episodes in this final season have been wildly uneven, but it is interesting to note that Monk seems no longer in constant need of hand wipes. That's akin to Mel Gibson's character in the LETHAL WEPON series eventually giving up smoking. And Monk's adorable aide Natalie has been more playful and affectionate with Monk, making me hope they will stay together as this series rides off into the sunset. The only other show with this kind of pull is HOUSE. And LAW & ORDER, of course. MONK will have a long life in reruns.


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