Hill Street Blues/Gatorbait

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Season 1, Episode 9
Airdate March 7, 1981
Production Number 0409
Written by E. Jack Kaplan
Directed by Georg Stanford Brown
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Gatorbait is the ninth episode of the first season of Hill Street Blues.

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

Charles Haid (Officer Andy Renko)

and Veronica Hamel (Joyce Davenport)

Guest Starring: Dolph Sweet (Lieutenant Emil Schneider), Jordan Charney (Ed Chapel)

Co-Starring: Dana Gladstone (Marv Box), George Dickerson (Commander Dave Swanson), Carl Weintraub (Dewey Brownfield), Gerry Black (Chesley)

with Don Cervantes (Nemo Rodriquez), Lawrence Benedict (Frank Alexander), Jim Tartan (Metzger), Timothy Daly (Dann)


Plot Overview

As rumor circulates on the Hill that Furillo will be promoted to division commander, LaRue and Washington decide to liven up the precinct's annual search for alligators in the city sewers.


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