Police Story (1973)

Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that aired on NBC from 1973 through 1978. The show was the brainchild of author and former policeman Joseph Wambaugh and represented a major step forward in the realistic depiction of police work and violence on network TV. It was produced by David Gerber and Mel Swope. Although it was an anthology, there were certain things that all episodes had in common; for instance, the main character in each episode was a police officer. The setting was always Los Angeles and the characters always worked for some branch of the LAPD. Notwithstanding the anthology format, there were recurring characters. Scott Brady appeared in more than a dozen episodes as "Vinnie," a former cop who, upon retirement, had opened a bar catering to police officers, and who acted as a sort of Greek chorus during the run of the series, commenting on the characters and plots. Tony Lo Bianco and Don Meredith made several appearances as Robbery-Homicide Division partners Tony Calabrese and Bert Jameson. Other recurring characters included surveillance specialist Joe LaFrieda, played by Vic Morrow, and vice officer turned homicide detective Charlie Czonka, played by James Farentino. Chuck Connors also starred in various episodes.

Writing:
  • Joseph Wambaugh

Stars:
Release Date: 1973-09-25
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 60
James Woods
James Woods
Tim Matheson
Tim Matheson
Edward James Olmos
Edward James...
Michael Conrad
Michael Conra...
Bert Convy
Bert Convy
George Maharis
George Mahari...
Alex Rocco
Alex Rocco
Anne Seymour
Anne Seymour
Christopher Stone
Christopher S...
Jim Brown
Jim Brown
Jack Carter
Jack Carter
Don Most
Don Most
Paul Picerni
Paul Picerni
John van Dreelen
John van Dree...
Ramon Bieri
Ramon Bieri
Jason Evers
Jason Evers
Martha Scott
Martha Scott
Frank Sinatra Jr.
Frank Sinatra...
Raymond St. Jacques
Raymond St. J...
Joby Baker
Joby Baker
Joanna Moore
Joanna Moore
Corinne Calvet
Corinne Calve...
Edward Andrews
Edward Andrew...
Marc Alaimo
Marc Alaimo
John Bennett Perry
John Bennett...
Michael Strong
Michael Stron...
Phillip Pine
Phillip Pine
Noah Beery, Jr.
Noah Beery, J...
Jeff Corey
Jeff Corey
Joan Blondell
Joan Blondell
Norman Fell
Norman Fell
Ron Leibman
Ron Leibman
Kim Darby
Kim Darby
Joseph Ruskin
Joseph Ruskin
Paul Benjamin
Paul Benjamin
James Murtaugh
James Murtaug...
James Cromwell
James Cromwel...
Ralph Meeker
Ralph Meeker
Clint Ritchie
Clint Ritchie
Milton Frome
Milton Frome
Vince Edwards
Vince Edwards
Clu Gulager
Clu Gulager
Dorothy Provine
Dorothy Provi...
John Davis Chandler
John Davis Ch...
Michael Ansara
Michael Ansar...
Dabney Coleman
Dabney Colema...
Steve Kanaly
Steve Kanaly
Casey Kasem
Casey Kasem
Dane Clark
Dane Clark
Art Metrano
Art Metrano
Jeremy Slate
Jeremy Slate
Sharon Acker
Sharon Acker
Mel Stewart
Mel Stewart
Godfrey Cambridge
Godfrey Cambr...
Gary Collins
Gary Collins
Michael Learned
Michael Learn...
Edward Binns
Edward Binns
Brooke Bundy
Brooke Bundy
James Gregory
James Gregory
David Brian
David Brian
Alex Cord
Alex Cord
Gregory Walcott
Gregory Walco...
Frank De Kova
Frank De Kova
James Griffith
James Griffit...
Bernie Casey
Bernie Casey
Marjoe Gortner
Marjoe Gortne...
Robert Ginty
Robert Ginty
Shelley Fabares
Shelley Fabar...
Albert Salmi
Albert Salmi
John Randolph
John Randolph
Vic Tayback
Vic Tayback
Bibi Besch
Bibi Besch
Fred Williamson
Fred Williams...
Michael Bell
Michael Bell
Joseph Campanella
Joseph Campan...
Henry Corden
Henry Corden
Ricardo Montalban
Ricardo Monta...
Don Johnson
Don Johnson
Ward Costello
Ward Costello
Wayne Maunder
Wayne Maunder
Philip Carey
Philip Carey
Stanley Adams
Stanley Adams
Larry Hagman
Larry Hagman
Sharon Farrell
Sharon Farrel...
Neville Brand
Neville Brand
Gary Lockwood
Gary Lockwood
Pamela Bellwood
Pamela Bellwo...
Barbara Rush
Barbara Rush
Richard Jaeckel
Richard Jaeck...
David Groh
David Groh
John Fiedler
John Fiedler
Danny Bonaduce
Danny Bonaduc...
Pat Harrington, Jr.
Pat Harringto...
Martin Milner
Martin Milner
Harry Guardino
Harry Guardin...
Luke Askew
Luke Askew
Desi Arnaz Jr.
Desi Arnaz Jr...
Max Showalter
Max Showalter
Arthur Franz
Arthur Franz
Fionnula Flanagan
Fionnula Flan...
David Ladd
David Ladd
Peter Mark Richman
Peter Mark Ri...
Mel Ferrer
Mel Ferrer
James Darren
James Darren
Rory Calhoun
Rory Calhoun
BarBara Luna
BarBara Luna
Diane Baker
Diane Baker
Jenny O'Hara
Jenny O'Hara
Bob Hastings
Bob Hastings
Howard Duff
Howard Duff
Lloyd Bochner
Lloyd Bochner
Lincoln Kilpatrick
Lincoln Kilpa...
Lenore Kasdorf
Lenore Kasdor...
George DiCenzo
George DiCenz...
Elizabeth Ashley
Elizabeth Ash...
John Crawford
John Crawford
Audrey Totter
Audrey Totter
Cliff Osmond
Cliff Osmond
Murray Hamilton
Murray Hamilt...
Robert Stack
Robert Stack
Elisha Cook Jr.
Elisha Cook J...
Marty Ingels
Marty Ingels
Verna Bloom
Verna Bloom
Donald Woods
Donald Woods
Guy Stockwell
Guy Stockwell
Pamela Franklin
Pamela Frankl...
Don Barry
Don Barry
Ed Lauter
Ed Lauter
Anjanette Comer
Anjanette Com...
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Louis Gossett...
Michael Brandon
Michael Brand...
Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
Jim Backus
Jim Backus
Ray Danton
Ray Danton
Joanna Pettet
Joanna Pettet
Charles Drake
Charles Drake
Benson Fong
Benson Fong
Darren McGavin
Darren McGavi...
Arlene Golonka
Arlene Golonk...
Angie Dickinson
Angie Dickins...
Andrew Stevens
Andrew Steven...
William Benedict
William Bened...
Lola Albright
Lola Albright
John Larch
John Larch
Marie Windsor
Marie Windsor
Jackie Coogan
Jackie Coogan
Joan Leslie
Joan Leslie
Rosemary DeCamp
Rosemary DeCa...
Marsha Hunt
Marsha Hunt
Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
Edd Byrnes
Edd Byrnes
Lana Wood
Lana Wood
Steve Brodie
Steve Brodie
Kim Richards
Kim Richards
Mary Ann Mobley
Mary Ann Mobl...
Bert Freed
Bert Freed
Sue Lyon
Sue Lyon
Rod Cameron
Rod Cameron
Harrison Page
Harrison Page
Sandy Dennis
Sandy Dennis
Simon Oakland
Simon Oakland
Gloria DeHaven
Gloria DeHave...
Macdonald Carey
Macdonald Car...
Celia Milius
Celia Milius
Sabina Caddo
John Ireland
John Ireland
Sorrell Booke
Sorrell Booke
Christopher George
Christopher G...
Gale Sondergaard
Gale Sonderga...
Charles Dierkop
Charles Dierk...
Michael Parks
Michael Parks
Gregory Sierra
Gregory Sierr...
Karen Black
Karen Black
Quinn K. Redeker
Quinn K. Rede...
Stefan Arngrim
Stefan Arngri...
Donnelly Rhodes
Donnelly Rhod...
William Shatner
William Shatn...
Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwel...
Nehemiah Persoff
Nehemiah Pers...
David Cassidy
David Cassidy
John Forsythe
John Forsythe
David Doyle
David Doyle
Pernell Roberts
Pernell Rober...
Meg Foster
Meg Foster
Virginia Mayo
Virginia Mayo
Frank Campanella
Frank Campane...
Gail Strickland
Gail Strickla...
Vic Morrow
Vic Morrow
James Farentino
James Farenti...
John Amos
John Amos
Jeff Donnell
Jeff Donnell
John Ashton
John Ashton
Stephen McNally
Stephen McNal...
Woodrow Parfrey
Woodrow Parfr...
Allan Miller
Allan Miller
Robert Forster
Robert Forste...
Anthony James
Anthony James
Dana Elcar
Dana Elcar
Robert Symonds
Robert Symond...
John Russell
John Russell
James T. Callahan
James T. Call...
Vanessa Brown
Vanessa Brown
Stuart Whitman
Stuart Whitma...
Dennis Dugan
Dennis Dugan
David Birney
David Birney
George Hamilton
George Hamilt...
Richard Ward
Richard Ward
Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper
Cleavon Little
Cleavon Littl...
Richard Erdman
Richard Erdma...
Robert Goulet
Robert Goulet
Joe Turkel
Joe Turkel
Joe Santos
Joe Santos
William Smith
William Smith
Leland Palmer
Leland Palmer
Brock Peters
Brock Peters
Don Diamond
Don Diamond
Earl Holliman
Earl Holliman
Anne Jeffreys
Anne Jeffreys
Jack Soo
Jack Soo
Ahna Capri
Ahna Capri
Michael Callan
Michael Calla...
Madlyn Rhue
Madlyn Rhue
John Astin
John Astin
Harold Gould
Harold Gould
Cliff Gorman
Cliff Gorman
Chad Everett
Chad Everett
Ellen Geer
Ellen Geer
France Nuyen
France Nuyen
Don Marshall
Don Marshall
James Olson
James Olson
Elaine Joyce
Elaine Joyce
Chuck Connors
Chuck Connors
George Murdock
George Murdoc...
Don Stroud
Don Stroud
Lloyd Bridges
Lloyd Bridges
Royal Dano
Royal Dano
Don Stark
Don Stark
Hampton Fancher
Hampton Fanch...
Richard Venture
Richard Ventu...
Alejandro Rey
Alejandro Rey
Donald O'Connor
Donald O'Conn...
Barbara Rhoades
Barbara Rhoad...
Paul Carr
Paul Carr
Elinor Donahue
Elinor Donahu...
June Lockhart
June Lockhart
Nita Talbot
Nita Talbot
Don Murray
Don Murray
John Quade
John Quade
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
Mills Watson
Mills Watson
Tony Lo Bianco
Tony Lo Bianc...
Teddy Wilson
Teddy Wilson
William Schallert
William Schal...
Herb Edelman
Herb Edelman
Edward Albert
Edward Albert
Felton Perry
Felton Perry
Hope Lange
Hope Lange
Tracy Reed
Tracy Reed
Edie Adams
Edie Adams
Diana Muldaur
Diana Muldaur
Patty Duke
Patty Duke
Larry Wilcox
Larry Wilcox
Alan Fudge
Alan Fudge
Paul Koslo
Paul Koslo
Michael Alldredge
Michael Alldr...
Pat Carroll
Pat Carroll
Linda Cristal
Linda Cristal
Jan-Michael Vincent
Jan-Michael V...
Gary Conway
Gary Conway
Paul Burke
Paul Burke
Denise Nicholas
Denise Nichol...
Dennis Weaver
Dennis Weaver
John Karlen
John Karlen
Joaquin Garay, III
Joaquin Garay...
Anne Lockhart
Anne Lockhart
Mike Connors
Mike Connors
Val Avery
Val Avery
Theresa Merritt
Theresa Merri...
Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
Robert Hooks
Robert Hooks
Estelle Winwood
Estelle Winwo...
Dewey Martin
Dewey Martin
Francine York
Francine York
Heather Angel
Heather Angel
Linda Dano
Linda Dano
Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lew...
Clifton Davis
Clifton Davis
John Lupton
John Lupton
Shani Wallis
Shani Wallis
Diana Ewing
Diana Ewing
Claire Montrose
Walter Burke
Walter Burke
Albert Popwell
Albert Popwel...
Janis Paige
Janis Paige
David Sheiner
David Sheiner
Dennis Cole
Dennis Cole
Jack Stauffer
Jack Stauffer
John Kerr
John Kerr
Paul Mantee
Paul Mantee
Herb Jefferson, Jr.
Herb Jefferso...
Nancy Walker
Nancy Walker
Scott Hylands
Scott Hylands
Kaye Ballard
Kaye Ballard
Tige Andrews
Tige Andrews
Freda Payne
Freda Payne
Donald May
Donald May
Frankie Avalon
Frankie Avalo...
Robert Mandan
Robert Mandan
James Whitmore Jr.
James Whitmor...
Richard Loo
Richard Loo
Alan Vint
Alan Vint
Susie Coelho
Susie Coelho
Janis Hansen
Janis Hansen
Burr DeBenning
Burr DeBennin...
Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Don Meredith
Don Meredith