Hill Street Blues/Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart?

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Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart?
Season 3, Episode 21
Airdate May 5, 1983
Production Number 2423
Teleplay by Michael Wagner,
David Milch,
Karen Hall
Story by Steven Bochco,
Anthony Yerkovich,
Jeffrey Lewis
Directed by Thomas Carter
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Buddy, Can You Spare a Heart? is the twenty-first episode of the third season of Hill Street Blues, and the fifty-sixth episode overall.

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti (Captain Frank Furillo), Michael Conrad (Sergeant Phil Esterhaus), Michael Warren (Officer Bobby Hill), Bruce Weitz (Sergeant Mick Belker), James B. Sikking (Lieutenant Howard Hunter), Joe Spano (Lieutenant Henry Goldblume), Barbara Bosson (Fay Furillo) (credit only), Taurean Blacque (Detective Neal Washington), Kiel Martin (Detective J.D. LaRue), René Enríquez (Lieutenant Ray Calletano), Betty Thomas (Officer Lucille Bates), Ed Marinaro (Officer Joe Coffey)

Charles Haid (Officer Andy Renko)

and Veronica Hamel (Joyce Davenport) (credit only)

Guest Starring: Dennis Franz (Detective Sal Benedetto), Jonathan Banks (Carl Brown), Michael Lerner (Rollie Simone), Richard Roat (Mr. Farnsworth), George Innes (James Willett Frame)

Also Starring: Marion Kodama Yue (Colette), Marco Rodriguez (Rico), Robert Hirschfeld (Leo Schnitz)

Co-Starring: David Fresco (Iggy), Zerondrick Hubbard (Speedboat), John LaMotta (Bar Patron), Gary Miller (E.A.T. Officer Jack Ballantine), William Benedict (Old Man), Aston S. Young (Bar Patron), Hal Bokar (Bartender)


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