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
themoviedb icon 6.4/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 60
James Farentino
James Farenti...
Karen Black
Karen Black
Vic Tayback
Vic Tayback
Don Stark
Don Stark
Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
Alex Rocco
Alex Rocco
James Woods
James Woods
Hari Rhodes
Hari Rhodes
Lola Albright
Lola Albright
Marsha Hunt
Marsha Hunt
Larry Hagman
Larry Hagman
Ron Leibman
Ron Leibman
Ed Asner
Ed Asner
James Cromwell
James Cromwel...
Walter Burke
Walter Burke
Jeff Corey
Jeff Corey
David Groh
David Groh
Anne Jeffreys
Anne Jeffreys
Ed Lauter
Ed Lauter
Dennis Weaver
Dennis Weaver
Peter Brown
Peter Brown
Felton Perry
Felton Perry
Mary Ann Mobley
Mary Ann Mobl...
Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwel...
Robert Alda
Robert Alda
Barbara Rush
Barbara Rush
Dabney Coleman
Dabney Colema...
Donald Woods
Donald Woods
Robert Mandan
Robert Mandan
Mel Ferrer
Mel Ferrer
Fionnula Flanagan
Fionnula Flan...
Harrison Page
Harrison Page
Don Johnson
Don Johnson
Vic Morrow
Vic Morrow
Luke Askew
Luke Askew
Gale Sondergaard
Gale Sonderga...
David Cassidy
David Cassidy
Fred Williamson
Fred Williams...
Howard Duff
Howard Duff
Elizabeth Ashley
Elizabeth Ash...
Tracy Reed
Tracy Reed
Neville Brand
Neville Brand
Sandy Dennis
Sandy Dennis
Ray Danton
Ray Danton
Rory Calhoun
Rory Calhoun
Robert Culp
Robert Culp
Cameron Mitchell
Cameron Mitch...
Anjanette Comer
Anjanette Com...
Patty Duke
Patty Duke
Pamela Bellwood
Pamela Bellwo...
Mark Stevens
Mark Stevens
Richard Egan
Richard Egan
Marjoe Gortner
Marjoe Gortne...
Paul Picerni
Paul Picerni
Joe Turkel
Joe Turkel
Ramon Bieri
Ramon Bieri
Chad Everett
Chad Everett
Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
Richard Erdman
Richard Erdma...
Vanessa Brown
Vanessa Brown
Dewey Martin
Dewey Martin
René Enríquez
René Enríquez
Kim Richards
Kim Richards
Michael Brandon
Michael Brand...
Charles Drake
Charles Drake
Zina Bethune
Zina Bethune
William Schallert
William Schal...
Edward Binns
Edward Binns
Chuck Connors
Chuck Connors
June Lockhart
June Lockhart
Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee
Lim Fong
Charles McGraw
Charles McGra...
Barry Sullivan
Barry Sulliva...
Robert Stack
Robert Stack
Bert Freed
Bert Freed
Lyle Bettger
Lyle Bettger
Harry Guardino
Harry Guardin...
Vince Edwards
Vince Edwards
Leslie Parrish
Leslie Parris...
John Crawford
John Crawford
Tim Matheson
Tim Matheson
Stanley Adams
Stanley Adams
George DiCenzo
George DiCenz...
Elisha Cook Jr.
Elisha Cook J...
Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
Alexandra Hay
Alexandra Hay
James Griffith
James Griffit...
Jim Backus
Jim Backus
Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
John Randolph
John Randolph
Macdonald Carey
Macdonald Car...
Charles Dierkop
Charles Dierk...
Dana Elcar
Dana Elcar
Angie Dickinson
Angie Dickins...
Don Murray
Don Murray
Ralph Meeker
Ralph Meeker
Marc Alaimo
Marc Alaimo
John Amos
John Amos
Harold Gould
Harold Gould
Tom Drake
Tom Drake
Rod Cameron
Rod Cameron
Richard Loo
Richard Loo
Larry Wilcox
Larry Wilcox
Sharon Acker
Sharon Acker
Cliff Gorman
Cliff Gorman
Dee Wallace
Dee Wallace
Jenny O'Hara
Jenny O'Hara
Anne Seymour
Anne Seymour
John Fiedler
John Fiedler
Joan Leslie
Joan Leslie
Tony Lo Bianco
Tony Lo Bianc...
Michael Ansara
Michael Ansar...
John Lupton
John Lupton
Scott Brady
Scott Brady
Dorothy Provine
Dorothy Provi...
Anthony Caruso
Anthony Carus...
Rosemary DeCamp
Rosemary DeCa...
Dane Clark
Dane Clark
Sid Haig
Sid Haig
Joanna Pettet
Joanna Pettet
James Luisi
James Luisi
Hope Lange
Hope Lange
John Ireland
John Ireland
Nita Talbot
Nita Talbot
Dennis Cole
Dennis Cole
Don Stroud
Don Stroud
George Maharis
George Mahari...
William Smith
William Smith
Alex Cord
Alex Cord
Robert Forster
Robert Forste...
John Bennett Perry
John Bennett...
Tina Louise
Tina Louise
Nehemiah Persoff
Nehemiah Pers...
Larry Storch
Larry Storch
Tige Andrews
Tige Andrews
Joanna Moore
Joanna Moore
Janis Paige
Janis Paige
Allan Miller
Allan Miller
Bert Convy
Bert Convy
Bruce Glover
Bruce Glover
Gordon Jump
Gordon Jump
John Larch
John Larch
Antonio Fargas
Antonio Farga...
Cleavon Little
Cleavon Littl...
Teddy Wilson
Teddy Wilson
Cheryl Ladd
Cheryl Ladd
Lana Wood
Lana Wood
Scott Hylands
Scott Hylands
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Pedro Armendá...
Mike Connors
Mike Connors
Jack Ging
Jack Ging
Alejandro Rey
Alejandro Rey
Lloyd Bochner
Lloyd Bochner
Dennis Dugan
Dennis Dugan
Jerry Douglas
Jerry Douglas
Kaye Ballard
Kaye Ballard
Sorrell Booke
Sorrell Booke
Linda Cristal
Linda Cristal
John Russell
John Russell
Richard Jaeckel
Richard Jaeck...
Robert Ginty
Robert Ginty
Nancy Walker
Nancy Walker
Sal Mineo
Sal Mineo
Theresa Merritt
Theresa Merri...
Heather Angel
Heather Angel
Paul Carr
Paul Carr
Bob Hastings
Bob Hastings
Christopher George
Christopher G...
Edward Andrews
Edward Andrew...
Joe Santos
Joe Santos
Royal Dano
Royal Dano
David Canary
David Canary
Glenn Ford
Glenn Ford
Donald O'Connor
Donald O'Conn...
Pepe Serna
Pepe Serna
John Ashton
John Ashton
Val Avery
Val Avery
David Doyle
David Doyle
Meg Foster
Meg Foster
Conrad Janis
Conrad Janis
Louis Gossett, Jr.
Louis Gossett...
Anne Lockhart
Anne Lockhart
Frankie Avalon
Frankie Avalo...
John Forsythe
John Forsythe
John Astin
John Astin
Edward James Olmos
Edward James...
Pat Carroll
Pat Carroll
Warren Oates
Warren Oates
Woodrow Parfrey
Woodrow Parfr...
Paul Koslo
Paul Koslo
John Kerr
John Kerr
Murray Hamilton
Murray Hamilt...
Jan-Michael Vincent
Jan-Michael V...
Denise Nicholas
Denise Nichol...
Ellen Geer
Ellen Geer
Pamela Franklin
Pamela Frankl...
Pernell Roberts
Pernell Rober...
Abby Dalton
Abby Dalton
Norman Fell
Norman Fell
Paul Mantee
Paul Mantee
Michael Bell
Michael Bell
Gail Strickland
Gail Strickla...
Cliff Osmond
Cliff Osmond
Herb Edelman
Herb Edelman
James Olson
James Olson
Lloyd Bridges
Lloyd Bridges
Steve Brodie
Steve Brodie
Michael Callan
Michael Calla...
Darren McGavin
Darren McGavi...
Marty Ingels
Marty Ingels
Andrew Stevens
Andrew Steven...
Virginia Mayo
Virginia Mayo
David Birney
David Birney
David Brian
David Brian
Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brie...
Clu Gulager
Clu Gulager
James Darren
James Darren
Frank Converse
Frank Convers...
Jeff Donnell
Jeff Donnell
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Sta...
Jim Brown
Jim Brown
Stephen McNally
Stephen McNal...
Bibi Besch
Bibi Besch
Gregory Walcott
Gregory Walco...
Tony Musante
Tony Musante
Jonelle Allen
Jonelle Allen
Noah Beery, Jr.
Noah Beery, J...
Milton Frome
Milton Frome
Phillip Pine
Phillip Pine
George Murdock
George Murdoc...
Michael Parks
Michael Parks
Christopher Norris
Christopher N...
Don Most
Don Most
John Davis Chandler
John Davis Ch...
Timothy Scott
Timothy Scott
Diane Baker
Diane Baker
William Shatner
William Shatn...
Frank Dekova
Frank Dekova
Max Showalter
Max Showalter
Gary Lockwood
Gary Lockwood
Glenn Corbett
Glenn Corbett
Don Diamond
Don Diamond
France Nuyen
France Nuyen
Marie Windsor
Marie Windsor
Lynda Day George
Lynda Day Geo...
Valentin de Vargas
Valentin de V...
Russell Johnson
Russell Johns...
Clint Ritchie
Clint Ritchie
Desi Arnaz Jr.
Desi Arnaz Jr...
John Karlen
John Karlen
Bernie Casey
Bernie Casey
Benson Fong
Benson Fong
Jackie Coogan
Jackie Coogan
Art Metrano
Art Metrano
Ricardo Montalban
Ricardo Monta...
Sharon Farrell
Sharon Farrel...
Jackie Cooper
Jackie Cooper
Edward Albert
Edward Albert
Ahna Capri
Ahna Capri
Shelley Fabares
Shelley Fabar...
Casey Kasem
Casey Kasem
Gregory Sierra
Gregory Sierr...
Donald May
Donald May
Joby Baker
Joby Baker
George Hamilton
George Hamilt...
Danny Bonaduce
Danny Bonaduc...
Henry Corden
Henry Corden
Henry Beckman
Henry Beckman
Michael Conrad
Michael Conra...
Shani Wallis
Shani Wallis
Lincoln Kilpatrick
Lincoln Kilpa...
Ron Masak
Ron Masak
Arlene Golonka
Arlene Golonk...
Don Barry
Don Barry
Audrey Totter
Audrey Totter
Gloria DeHaven
Gloria DeHave...
Paul Burke
Paul Burke
Diana Muldaur
Diana Muldaur
Gary Collins
Gary Collins
Jack Carter
Jack Carter
Bernie Hamilton
Bernie Hamilt...
Kim Darby
Kim Darby
Carl Betz
Carl Betz
Estelle Winwood
Estelle Winwo...
Sue Lyon
Sue Lyon
Edie Adams
Edie Adams
Martha Scott
Martha Scott
Susan Oliver
Susan Oliver
Michael Learned
Michael Learn...
Corinne Calvet
Corinne Calve...
James T. Callahan
James T. Call...
Wayne Maunder
Wayne Maunder
Verna Bloom
Verna Bloom
Donnelly Rhodes
Donnelly Rhod...
Barbara Anderson
Barbara Ander...
Martin Milner
Martin Milner
Godfrey Cambridge
Godfrey Cambr...
Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Anthony James
Anthony James
Claude Akins
Claude Akins
Dick Butkus
Dick Butkus
Cesare Danova
Cesare Danova
Jack Donner
Jack Donner
Simon Oakland
Simon Oakland
Steve Kanaly
Steve Kanaly
Albert Salmi
Albert Salmi
Bert Kramer
Bert Kramer
Jack Soo
Jack Soo
Malcolm Atterbury
Malcolm Atter...
Brock Peters
Brock Peters
Linda Dano
Linda Dano
Philip Carey
Philip Carey
Jeff Morrow
Jeff Morrow
Pat Harrington, Jr.
Pat Harringto...
Elaine Joyce
Elaine Joyce
Donna Mills
Donna Mills
James Murtaugh
James Murtaug...
Elinor Donahue
Elinor Donahu...
Joan Blondell
Joan Blondell
Edward Byrnes
Edward Byrnes
Freda Payne
Freda Payne
Barbara Rhoades
Barbara Rhoad...
Christopher Stone
Christopher S...
Robert Hooks
Robert Hooks
Robert Goulet
Robert Goulet
Joseph Campanella
Joseph Campan...
Milton Selzer
Milton Selzer
Stefan Arngrim
Stefan Arngri...
Stuart Whitman
Stuart Whitma...
David Janssen
David Janssen
Madlyn Rhue
Madlyn Rhue
Clifton Davis
Clifton Davis
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lew...
Albert Popwell
Albert Popwel...
Smokey Robinson
Smokey Robins...
Earl Holliman
Earl Holliman
Jeremy Slate
Jeremy Slate
Joseph Ruskin
Joseph Ruskin
James Gregory
James Gregory
Brandon Cruz
Brandon Cruz
Herb Jefferson, Jr.
Herb Jefferso...
Peter Mark Richman
Peter Mark Ri...
Lloyd Gough
Lloyd Gough
Jason Evers
Jason Evers
Guy Stockwell
Guy Stockwell
Robert Walden
Robert Walden
James Whitmore Jr.
James Whitmor...
Mel Stewart
Mel Stewart
David Ladd
David Ladd
Pat Crowley
Pat Crowley
Janis Hansen
Janis Hansen
Arthur Franz
Arthur Franz
Scott Marlowe
Scott Marlowe
Christopher Connelly
Christopher C...
BarBara Luna
BarBara Luna
Brooke Bundy
Brooke Bundy
Susie Coelho
Susie Coelho
Michael Anderson Jr.
Michael Ander...
Tim O'Connor
Tim O'Connor
Quinn K. Redeker
Quinn K. Rede...
John van Dreelen
John van Dree...
Hampton Fancher
Hampton Fanch...
Don Meredith
Don Meredith
Wolfman Jack
Wolfman Jack
Raymond St. Jacques
Raymond St. J...
Alan Fudge
Alan Fudge
Richard Ward
Richard Ward
Don Marshall
Don Marshall
Frank Sinatra Jr.
Frank Sinatra...
Francine York
Francine York
Frank Marth
Frank Marth
Edd Byrnes
Edd Byrnes
Kathie Browne
Kathie Browne
Ward Costello
Ward Costello
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
David Sheiner
David Sheiner
Robert Symonds
Robert Symond...
Kenneth Washington
Kenneth Washi...
Jaime Sánchez
Jaime Sánchez
Paul Benjamin
Paul Benjamin
Frank De Kova
Frank De Kova
Albert Paulsen
Albert Paulse...
Diana Ewing
Diana Ewing
Claire Montrose
Biff McGuire
Biff McGuire
William Benedict
William Bened...
John Quade
John Quade
Michael Strong
Michael Stron...
Booth Colman
Booth Colman
Joaquin Garay, III
Joaquin Garay...
Richard Venture
Richard Ventu...
Jack Stauffer
Jack Stauffer
Leland Palmer
Leland Palmer
Lenore Kasdorf
Lenore Kasdor...
Alan Vint
Alan Vint
Mills Watson
Mills Watson
Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson
Celia Milius
Celia Milius
Sabina Caddo
Michael Alldredge
Michael Alldr...
Burr DeBenning
Burr DeBennin...
Write one

Sorry, no results found.