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14th Precinct - The police drama CAGNEY & LACEY/CBS/1982-88 followed the personal and work lives of female detectives Mary Beth Lacey (Tyne Daly) and Christine Cagney (Sharon Gless) who worked for the 14th Precinct of the New York Police Department. They reported to Lt. Bert Samuels (Al Waxman).

Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly as CAGNEY & LACEY
Detectives Christine Cagney & Mary Beth Lacey

Det. Mary Beth Lacey (Badge # 340) lives in Queens with her husband, Harvey (Roland Hunter/John Karlen) - who is a stay at home dad - and their three children Harvey Lacey, Jr. (Tony La Torre), Michael  (Evan Routbard/Troy Slaten), and Alice (Dana & Paige Bardoth/Michele Sepe).

Det. Christine Cagney (Badge # 763) lives in an apartment, She is single and has a problem with alcohol as does her father, Charlie Lacey (Dick O'Neill), a retired policeman who enjoyed telling her stories about how it was when he was on the force. Chris' other family were brother, Brian Cagney (David Ackroyd) and Brigit Cagney, Brian's daughter (Amanda Wyss).

Other officers at the 14th Precinct included:

  • Martin Kove as Det. Victor Isbecki
  • Harvey Atkin as Desk Sergeant Ronald Coleman
  • Carl Lumbly as Det. Mark Petrie
  • Paul Mantee as Det. Al Corassa
  • Robert Hegyes as Det. Manny Esposito
  • Sidney Clute as Det. Paul La Guardia
  • Michael Fairman as Department Inspector Knelman
  • Dan Shor as Det. Jonah Newman
  • Barry Primus as Sgt. Dory McKenna
  • Jason Bernard as Inspector Marquette
  • Dan Lauria as Detective Dupnik
  • Edward Winter as Capt. Jack Hennessey
  • Floyd Levine as Desk Sgt. Lubin
  • James Stephens as Lt. Jim Thornton
  • Joe Horváth as Officer Mallory
  • Michael Pataki as Detective Strego
  • Richard Romanus as Det. Sal Caprio
  • Marc Alaimo as Det. Mahoney
  • Terence McGovern as Lt. Hubbell
  • Laura Leyva as Policewoman
  • Henry G. Sanders as Det. Cummings

Cast of CAGNEY & LACEY
Cast of CAGNEY & LACEY

TRIVIA NOTE: The series began as a 1981 made-for-television movie starring Loretta Swit as Det. Christine "Chris" Cagney and Tyne Daly as Det. Mary Beth Lacey. For the first 6 episodes of the TV series, Meg Foster played the role of Det. Chris Cagney. She was replaced due to criticism that she was too aggressive and possibly lesbian. Sharon Gless took over the role of Christine and the series ran 125 episodes.

After the series ended, the storyline continued in a series of TV movies, including Cagney & Lacey: The Return (1994), Cagney & Lacey: Together Again (1995), Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling (1995) and Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions (1996).

In real life Manhattan's 14th Precinct (Midtown South) is located at 357 West 35th Street.


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