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Zen and the Art of Law Enforcement 

Renko gets upset at Hill for temporarily leaving him to head up the Black Officer's Coalition. On the eve of a huge PCP lab bust, LaRue turns to the bottle. Furillo learns that a suspect in... See full summary »

Director:

Arnold Laven

Writers:

Michael Kozoll (created by), Steven Bochco (created by) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel J. Travanti ... Capt. Frank Furillo
Michael Conrad ... Sgt. Phil Esterhaus
Michael Warren ... Officer Bobby Hill
Bruce Weitz ... Sgt. Mick Belker
James Sikking ... Lt. Howard Hunter (as James B. Sikking)
Joe Spano ... Det. Henry Goldblume
Barbara Bosson ... Fay Furillo
Taurean Blacque ... Det. Neal Washington
Kiel Martin ... Officer J.D. LaRue
René Enríquez ... Lt. Ray Calletano (as René Enriquez)
Betty Thomas ... Officer Lucy Bates
Ed Marinaro ... Officer Joe Coffey
Charles Haid ... Officer Andrew Renko
Veronica Hamel ... Joyce Davenport
Edward James Olmos ... Joe Bustamonte
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Storyline

Renko gets upset at Hill for temporarily leaving him to head up the Black Officer's Coalition. On the eve of a huge PCP lab bust, LaRue turns to the bottle. Furillo learns that a suspect in the murder of a district attorney may go free due to a technicality. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1982 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title is based on the 1974 book 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values' by 'Robert M. Pirsig' about a voyage of self exploration on a motorcycle trip. See more »

Goofs

Crewmember reflected in side of van as Washington and Fuchs drive off. See more »

Quotes

Det. Henry Goldblume: [on payphone] Mick, you ever wish you could get even with your High School bully?
Sgt. Mick Belker: [on other line at police station] I did.
Det. Henry Goldblume: [smiles] Well, this is gonna be better.
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References Debbie Does Dallas (1978) See more »

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