Cagney & Lacey - Season 1

Cagney & Lacey - Season 1

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Director: Harry Harris

Cast: Harry Harris, Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless

     
 
The landmark TV drama that turned traditional TV gender roles upside down makes its debut on this four-disc set. By redefining the male-dominated cop drama, Cagney & Lacey offered up something entirely new: two strong and intelligent female detectives, with real lives and real problems -- ordinary women doing extraordinary work. The series teams Mary Beth Lacey

Overview

The landmark TV drama that turned traditional TV gender roles upside down makes its debut on this four-disc set. By redefining the male-dominated cop drama, Cagney & Lacey offered up something entirely new: two strong and intelligent female detectives, with real lives and real problems -- ordinary women doing extraordinary work. The series teams Mary Beth Lacey (Tyne Daly) and Christine Cagney (Sharon Gless), two detectives whose opposing personalities and disparate crime-fighting styles mesh to form one of the most memorable duos in TV history. The pilot debuted on CBS in 1981 (with Loretta Swit as Cagney), and seven episodes aired in March and April 1982 -- featuring Meg Foster as Cagney -- before CBS unceremoniously canceled the series. But a letter-writing campaign by fans helped bring C&L back in October 1982, albeit with the more softly feminine Gless recast as the young show's third and final Chris Cagney. The program eventually ran for seven seasons (along with four TV movies) and earned 14 Emmys in the process -- including two wins for Outstanding Drama Series, as well as four Best Actress awards for Daly and two for Gless. Now recognized as a classic, Cagney & Lacey tackled controversial social issues that had previously been TV taboos, such as abortion rights and date rape. Subtitled "The True Beginning," this first-season Cagney & Lacey set is technically the series' second, after Gless came aboard, and features a two-part featurette, "Breaking the Laws of TV."

Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2007
UPC:
0027616072481
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
18:03:00

Special Features

Exclusive two-part featurette: Breaking the Laws of TV

Cast & Crew

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Cagney & Lacey - Season 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this show when it aired in the 80's and it holds up just as well today thanks to great acting and terrific scripts. I hope the show finds a new audience in it's DVD release - those born too late to enjoy the initial run of the show don't know what they're missing! Tyne and Sharon totally dominated the Best Actress Drama category of the Emmy Awards during the show's six-year run - no other actress stood a chance. They were phenomenal. The ups and downs of Chris and Mary-Beth's partnership/friendship kept me absolutely riveted. It was the realistic portrayal of the two "WOMEN who happened to be cops" that had me hooked from the beginning. I'm anxiously awaiting my Mother's Day present - the DVD along with Producer Barney Rosenzweig's long-awaited book, CAGNEY & LACEY ... AND ME. Also - this is Season One. Fans should remember that the following five seasons of this ground-breaking series provided some of the best dramatic moments in television history. Buy the first season and spread the word to friends and e-groups about its release. Take a moment to write to newspapers, ask your local stores to carry it. It would be a crime not to have the rest of the series released in rapid succession.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Easily, one of the best television series, although I admit I'd sit center stage to watch Tyne Daly read the Cornflakes box. She is such a wonderful actress. Sharon Gless was the perfect partner and I'm just delighted it's now on DVD. It was one of the most intelligent partnerships depicted on television. Let's keep the subsequent seasons coming
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd forgotten how good old TV series were. They really tell a story instead of just shocking you with incidents. Cagney and Lacey is one of the best at telling a good story. Great entertainment.