When corruption charges strip him of his job, his family and his pride, former cop Mike Olshansky forges a new identity as a Philadelphia cab driver, patrolling the city as a roving vigilante who works with local police.

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Series cast summary:
Andre Braugher ...  Marcellus Washington 40 episodes, 2002-2004
David Morse ...  Mike Olshansky 40 episodes, 2002-2004
Matthew Borish Matthew Borish ...  Mikey Olshansky 28 episodes, 2002-2003
George Dzundza ...  Tom Grzelak / ... 22 episodes, 2002-2003
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When corruption charges strip him of his job, his family and his pride, former cop Mike Olshansky forges a new identity as a Philadelphia cab driver, patrolling the city as a roving vigilante who works with local police.

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The law has its limits. This ex-cop doesn't. See more »

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Release Date:

27 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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Die Straßen von Philadelphia See more »

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Across from the District Health Center that stands in for the detective bureau is a statue of the author Charles Dickens. He is seen posing with one of his characters, Little Nell. It is the only statue of its kind in the world. See more »

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Probably the best new Drama Series for 2002-2003
15 November 2002 | by wolf008See all my reviews

David Morse is back on primetime as a former Philly cop, now working as a cab driver. Hack is a combination of Walker Texas Ranger (without the karate), and Early Edition.

Morse's, Mike Olshansky is a solid, and benevolent character who still carry's on his former duty's as a police officer, and helps people in need, even the ones that may not be so deserving of it.

He is not alone in his tasks, as he can count on his x-partner, Marseilles Washington, played by Andre Braugher from Homicide. The relationship between Olshansky and Washington can be a bit bellicose at times, but genially the two like one and other, and share a common respect.

Hack is also aided by the spiritual guidance and wisdom of long time friend, Father Tom "Grizz" Grzelack (George Dzundza).Father Tom plays an important part in Mikes life and is definitely a great character for the series.

All in all Hack is probably the best new Drama Series for 2002-2003 season. Sorry CSI Miami.


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