It's not always easy to go back to where you came from. Detective Ward went back the old neighborhood to track down a suspect, only to find that he was not getting the help he needed to do so - not even from his old friends.
I was so happy to have found a website that provides information on what I consider to be one of the best crime dramas of the '67 - '69 season. The actors were excellent. The story lines were gritty - but authentic. My life would come to a halt when this show came on, because I would not move from in front of the t.v. set from the beginning - to the end of the episode. Oh, how I wish that TVLand and the like would put this show on their series schedule; I think that people would watch it! I definitely would.
I absolutely loved this show for its realistic and gritty depiction of crime and police work in NYC. The show was filmed on location and had the feeling of almost being a live, unstaged performance. While Jack Warden was a well-known actor at the time, his co-stars were relative unknowns. The entire cast was depicted as cops were at the time, wearing cheap suits and getting their hands dirty. Please let me know if this show is ever released on DVD.
Robert Hooks has done great in all the roles he has played. This cop show was perfect for its time. I would like to see an updated version of this show back on the air, with Robert Hooks as the star. At the time NYPD aired, there were so many restrictions on what could and could not be aired on television. Now, the sky is the limit. This show could run for an action packed hour.
I remember watching this every week and in reruns till it disappeared. This show was way ahead of it's time. Of course when hill street blues and all the others hit this show looked so pathetic, but compared to the other show of this era, DRAGNET it fared very well. I would love it on DVD so i can see them all over again.