Hill Street Blues/El Capitan

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El Capitan
Season 5, Episode 18
Airdate February 21, 1985
Production Number 4418
Teleplay by Jeffrey Lewis,
David Milch,
Roger Director,
Elia Katz
Story by Steven Bochco,
Jeffrey Lewis,
David Milch
Directed by Georg Stanford Brown
Produced by Jeffrey Lewis
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El Capitan is the eighteenth episode of the fifth season of Hill Street Blues, and the ninety-seventh 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), Barbara Bosson (Fay Furillo), Taurean Blacque (Detective Neal Washington), Kiel Martin (Detective J.D. LaRue), René Enriquez (Lieutenant Ray Calletano), Betty Thomas (Sergeant Lucille Bates), Ed Marinaro (Officer Joe Coffey), Mimi Kuzyk (Detective Patsy Mayo), Ken Olin (Detective Harry Garibaldi)

Charles Haid (Officer Andy Renko)

and Veronica Hamel (Joyce Davenport)

Guest Starring: Lane Smith (Mike), Jon Cypher (Chief Fletcher P. Daniels), Lisa Sutton (Officer Robin Tattaglia), Michael MacRae (Lonny Stone-McKeever), Jennifer Tilly (Gina Srignoli), Ron O'Neal (Pete), Andy Romano (Deputy Chief Warren Briscoe), Marc Alaimo (Gene Scapizzi), Stephen Kahan (Joe Daley), Charles Cyphers (Captain Leder)

Also Starring: Robert Hirschfeld (Officer Leo Schnitz), Cecile Callan (Jane Buzhardt), Kevin Scannell (Sergeant Kass), Jesse Doran (McCormick), Ellen Blake (Natalie DeRoy)

with Judy Sloan (Barbara Stone), Henry G. Sanders (Paul Stover), Ernie Banks (Cabbie), Gary Miller (E.A.T. Officer Jack Ballantine), Ian Giatti (Christopher Stone)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments