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Hill Street Blues/Rites of Spring (2)

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Rites of Spring (2)
Season 1, Episode 14
Airdate May 19, 1981
Production Number 0413B
Written by Michael Kozoll,
Steven Bochco,
Anthony Yerkovich
Directed by Gregory Hoblit
Produced by Gregory Hoblit
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Rites of Spring (1)
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Jungle Madness (1)
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Rites of Spring (2) is the fourteenth 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: Charles Hallahan (Charlie Weeks), Ed Marinaro (Officer Joe Coffey), James Remar (Beau Gregory), Van Nessa L. Clarke (Shirret Anders), Charles Weldon (Lt. Clayton Snow)

Co-Starring: Mimi Rogers (Sandra Pauley), Robert Hirschfeld (Leo Schnitz), Vincent Lucchesi (Captain Jerry Fuchs)

with Rony Clanton (Main Seller), Terry Alexander (Theo Monroe), Jack Andreozzi (John "Sal" Amico), Tony Perez (Officer Mike Perez), Sam Scarber (Dr. Otis Redman), Frantz Turner (Ralph Prentiss), Jim Tartan (Metzger), Neil Brooks Cunningham (John Hurley), Jan Stratton (Dr. Rogatz)


Plot Overview

LaRue's excessive drinking on the job catches up with him, and Goldblume considers retiring as his son's health deteriorates.


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The Show

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Memorable Moments