Hill Street Blues/Blues in the Night

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Blues in the Night
Season 6, Episode 1
Airdate September 26, 1985
Production Number 5407
Teleplay by David Milch &
Walon Green &
Jacob Epstein
Story by Steven Bochco &
David Milch &
Barry Jay Kaplan &
Jeffrey Lewis
Directed by Ben Bolt
Produced by Michael Vittes
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Blues in the Night is the first episode of the sixth season of Hill Street Blues, and the one hundred third episode overall.

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti (Captain Frank Furillo), Michael Warren (Officer Bobby Hill), Bruce Weitz (Sergeant Mick Belker), Robert Prosky (Sergeant Stan Jablonski), James B. Sikking (Lieutenant Howard Hunter), Joe Spano (Lieutenant Henry Goldblume), Taurean Blacque (Detective Neal Washington), Kiel Martin (Detective J.D. LaRue), Betty Thomas (Sergeant Lucille Bates), Ed Marinaro (Officer Joe Coffey), Dennis Franz (Lieutenant Norman Buntz) (credit only)

Charles Haid (Officer Andy Renko)

and Veronica Hamel (Joyce Davenport)

Guest Starring: Yaphet Kotto (Calvin Matthias), Eric Pierpoint (Tom Hopper), Jon Cypher (Chief Fletcher P. Daniels), Billy Green Bush (Bobby Angel), George Wyner (ADA Irwin Bernstein), Debi Richter (Daryl Ann), Dan Lauria (Jim McNeil), Rita Taggart (Rosie McNeil), Lawrence Tierney (Sergeant Jenkins), Lynn Tufeld (Dora Jean Saperstein), Sue Giosa (Gretchen), Alan Blumenfeld (Officer Schwartman), Joe Higgins (Security Guard)

Co-Starring: Daphne Maxwell Reid (News Anchor), Tony O'Neil (Lieutenant), Anne Elizabeth Ramsay (Mrs. Scalisi), Steve Itkin (Jeff Rubin)

Co-Starring: Judy Kain (Rhoda Ruben), Randy Polk (Bear), Fred Morsell (Psychiatrist), Santos Morales (Suarez), Ben Slack (Robinson)

with Stephen Pender (Uniform cop), Phil Diskin (Schwartz), Vernon Washington (John Green), Gary Miller (E.A.T. Officer Jack Ballantine)

with Darryl K. Matthews (Jason), Michael Zand (Khaki Officer), Will Gill, Jr. (Man #2), Irvin Mosley (Man #4), Andre Rosey Brown (Wrestler)

Uncredited: John Achorn (The Heights Cop)


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