Hill Street Blues/The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall

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The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall
Season 5, Episode 10
Airdate December 6, 1984
Production Number 4403
Teleplay by Jacob Epstein
Story by Michael Wagner
Directed by Thomas Carter
Produced by Jeffrey Lewis
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The Rise and Fall of Paul the Wall is the tenth episode of the fifth season of Hill Street Blues, and the eighty-ninth 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 Callentano), Robert Hirschfeld (Officer Leo Schnitz), 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: Dan Hedaya (Bum #1), Fran Ryan (Mary Minot), Jon Cypher (Chief Fletcher P. Daniels), Jennifer Tilly (Gina Srignoli), Michael Fairman (Councilman Arnold Detweiler), Paul Lieber (Mr. Flowers), George Wyner (A.D.A. Irwin Bernstein) Larry D. Mann (Judge Lee Oberman), Pepe Serna (Raymond Cassiano), Basil Hoffman (Mr. Greenglass), George Memmoli (Paul "the Wall" Srignoli), Jack Murdoch (Bum #2), Jed Mills (Bum #3)

Co-Starring: Hector Elias (Mr. Alva), Ellen Blake (Natalie DeRoy), John Roselius (Chauffeur)

with Joaquin Phoenix (Daniel Flowers), Garret Pearson (Reporter #1) Lou Felder (Mrs. Minot's Attorney), Georgia Schmidt (Dorothy Fadden), John Wyler (Coroner's Assistant)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments