Hill Street Blues/Intestinal Fortitude

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Intestinal Fortitude
Season 5, Episode 12
Airdate January 10, 1985
Production Number 4412
Teleplay by Elias Katz,
David Stenn
Story by Steven Bochco,
Jeffrey Lewis,
David Milch
Directed by Scott Brazil
Produced by Jeffrey Lewis
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Intestinal Fortitude is the twelfth episode of the fifth season of Hill Street Blues, and the ninety-first episode overall.

Starring: Daniel J. Travanti (Captain Frank Furillo), Michael Warren (Officer Bobby Hill), Bruce Weitz (Detective Mick Belker), Robert Prosky (Sergeant Stan Jablonski), James B. Sikking (Leutenant Howard Hunter), Joe Spano (Lieutenant Henry Goldblume), Barbara Bosson (Fay Furillo), Taurean Blacque (Detective Neal Washington), Kiel Martin (Detective J.D. LaRue), René Enríquez (Lieutenant Ray Callentano), Robert Hirschfeld (Officer Leo Schmitz), 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: John Quade (Sal Intestinale), Anne Pitoniak (Mrs. Louise Tripp), George Wyner (A.D.A. Irvin Bernstein), Jeffrey Tambor (Judge Alan Wachtel), Vic Polizos (Jimmy Fisher)

Co-Starring: Ellen Blake (Natalie DeRoy), Dann Florek (Bowers), Martin Garner (Store Owner #1), Tony Perez (Officer Mike Perez), Stephen Lee (Jake Tempkin)

Co-Starring: Arthur Burghardt (Maddy), Michael Delano (Paulie), Sal Lopez (Cordera), J. Jay Saunders (Watkins)

with Domingo Ambriz (Santiago), Wilfredo Hernandez (Santiago's Buddy), Gilbert De la Pena (Bartender), Pepe Hern (Store Owner #2), Lee Ryan (Bailiff), June C. Ellis (Woman)

with Ralph Mauro (Walters), Nicholas Shaffer (Garbologist), Care Felix (Niece), John Lafayette (Paramedic), John Mansfield (I.A.D.), Charles Stavola (S.I.D.)


Plot Overview


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The Show

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