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Cop Rock


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As the originator of Hill Street Blues and LA Law, Steven Bochco is one ; of the most successful and respected figures in American television. But anyone expecting to see more of the same in his new series is in for a surprise, because Cop Rock is a whole new concept in police drama. Influenced by Dennis Potter 's innovative
Pennies from Heaven, it's part opera, part rock concert, part drama, set in the Los Angeles police department, with songs by Randy Newman. Heading the cast is Bochco's wife, Barbara Bosson (
Frank Furillo 's wife in Hill Street
Blues). Narcotics detective
Vincent LaRusso leads a raid on a suspected drugs den at which several people are arrested. When a suspect - out on bail because of prison overcrowding - later guns down a police officer, LaRusso decides it's time he took the law into his own hands.


Unknown: Steven Bochco
Unknown: Dennis Potter
Songs By: Randy Newman.
Unknown: Barbara Bosson
Unknown: Frank Furillo
Unknown: Vincent Larusso
Chief Roger Kendrick: Ronny Cox
Mayor Louise Plank: Barbara Bosson
Vincent LaRusso: Peter Onorati
Andy Campo: David Gianopoulos
Vicki Quinn: Anne Bobby
Ralph Ruskin: Ron McLarty
Franklin Rose: James McDaniel

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