Hill Street Blues/Trial by Fury

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Trial by Fury
Season 3, Episode 1
Airdate September 30, 1982
Production Number 2403
Written by David Milch
Directed by Gregory Hoblit
Produced by David Anspaugh &
Scott Brazil
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Trial by Fury is the first episode of the third season of Hill Street Blues, and the thirty-sixth episode overall.

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), Ed Marinaro (Officer Joe Coffey)

Charles Haid (Officer Andy Renko)

and Veronica Hamel (Joyce Davenport)

Guest Starring: Charles Levin (Eddie Gregg), Silvana Gallardo (Mrs. Rodriguez), Alex Colón (Ramon Hernandez), Allan Rich (Judge Maurice Schilling), George Wyner (ADA Irwin Bernstein)

Co-Starring: Paul Willson (Murphy), Ruth Silveira (Sister Agnes), Maurice Sneed (Gerald Chapman), Juney Smith (Celestine Grey), Robert Hirschfeld (Leo Schnitz), Gloria LeRoy (Rena), Gerry Black (Alf Chesley), John O'Connell (Mancuso), Martin Garner (Pawnbroker)

with Allan Lurie (Carl), Michael Cunningham (Paramedic), Richard Warwick (Paramedic), Dean Wein (Court Officer) Charlene Jones (Hooker)


Plot Overview

Furillo faces pressure from the public when two young men are run in for raping and murdering a nun during a church robbery. Belker stands up for a gay prostitute. Calletano is worried about a tax audit.


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The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments