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L.A. Law

Pilot (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 97 min | Drama

Pilot episode for the TV series introduces the lawyers and employees of McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak, a Los Angeles law firm, in dealing with their courtroom cases and personal matters out of the courthouse. While the entire office...See morePilot episode for the TV series introduces the lawyers and employees of McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak, a Los Angeles law firm, in dealing with their courtroom cases and personal matters out of the courthouse. While the entire office deals with the unexpected death of one of the founding senior partners, Norman Chaney, junior partner Michael Kuzak reluctantly takes on the defense of a wealthy and spoiled young man, accused with two friends, of raping a woman dying from leukemia. While intern Abby Perkins deals with her abusive alcoholic husband, divorce lawyer Arnie Becker takes advantage of his latest client caught up in her divorce. Public defender Victor Sifuentes is also offered to join the firm, while the ruthless managing partner, Douglas Brackman, deals with a surprising revelation from his new secretary. Written by matt-282 See less
Writers
Steven Bochco (created by) | Terry Louise Fisher (created by)
Composer
Cinematographer
Editors
Ray Daniels | Joe Ann Fogle (as Jo Ann Fogle)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Sep 15, 1986

Release date
Sep 15, 1986 (United States)

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53 cast members
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Harry Hamlin
Michael Kuzak Michael Kuzak   See fewer
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Corbin Bernsen
Arnie Becker Arnie Becker   See fewer
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Jill Eikenberry
Ann Kelsey Ann Kelsey   See fewer
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Alan Rachins
Douglas Brackman, Jr. Douglas Brackman, Jr.   See fewer
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Michele Greene
Abby Perkins Abby Perkins   See fewer
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Jimmy Smits
Victor Sifuentes Victor Sifuentes   See fewer
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Michael Tucker
Stuart Markowitz Stuart Markowitz   See fewer
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Susan Ruttan
Roxanne Melman Roxanne Melman   See fewer
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Richard Dysart
Leland McKenzie Leland McKenzie   See fewer
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Alfre Woodard
Adrianne Moore Adrianne Moore   See fewer
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Joe Pantoliano
Ralph Cavanaugh Ralph Cavanaugh   See fewer
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Shannon Wilcox
Lydia Graham Lydia Graham   See fewer
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Tom O'Brien
Justin Pregerson Justin Pregerson   See fewer
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Juanin Clay
Judge Alice Ratakowsky Judge Alice Ratakowsky   See fewer
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Robert Knepper
George 'Georgia' Buckner (as Rob Knepper) George 'Georgia' Buckner (as Rob Knepper)   See fewer
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Patrick Cronin
Lester Mestman Lester Mestman   See fewer
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Boyd Gaines
Jim Perkins Jim Perkins   See fewer
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John Hancock
Judge Richard Armand Judge Richard Armand   See fewer
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Bernie Hern
Judge Sidney Schroeder Judge Sidney Schroeder   See fewer
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Mario Van Peebles
Andrew Taylor Andrew Taylor   See fewer
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Jerry Hardin
D.A. Malcolm Gold D.A. Malcolm Gold   See fewer
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John McCook
Barry Graham Barry Graham   See fewer
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Felton Perry
Detective Lester Tuttle Detective Lester Tuttle   See fewer
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Mark La Mura
Nick Klein Nick Klein   See fewer
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Tony Soper
Bruce Pollack Bruce Pollack   See fewer
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Cynthia Harris
Iris Hubbard Iris Hubbard   See fewer
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Sarah Abrell
Lisa Weston Lisa Weston   See fewer
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Cec Verrell
Angela Sipriano Angela Sipriano   See fewer
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Clarence Felder
Sgt. McKlosky Sgt. McKlosky   See fewer
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Anna Maria Poon
D.A. Marilyn Dart D.A. Marilyn Dart   See fewer
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H. Richard Greene
Mitchell Glazer Mitchell Glazer   See fewer
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Megan Gallagher
Leslie Aaron Leslie Aaron   See fewer
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Patricia Huston
Hilda Brunschwager Hilda Brunschwager   See fewer
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Tony DiBenedetto
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Robert Darnell
Coroner Coroner   See fewer
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Danny Chambers
Dick Hobart (as Dan Chambers) Dick Hobart (as Dan Chambers)   See fewer
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Ellen Blake
Elizabeth Brand Elizabeth Brand   See fewer
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Carlos Hermosillo Carlos Hermosillo   See fewer
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Emanuel Garcia Emanuel Garcia   See fewer
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Don Swayze
William Dollar William Dollar   See fewer
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Jack Wells
Martin Garver Martin Garver   See fewer
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Bailiff Bailiff   See fewer
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Phyllis Applegate
Clerk #1 Clerk #1   See fewer
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Barry Dennen
Clerk #2 Clerk #2   See fewer
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Raechel Donahue
Herself (voice) Herself (voice)   See fewer
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Chuck Street
Himself (voice) (as Commander Chuck Street) Himself (voice) (as Commander Chuck Street)   See fewer
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Loren Janes
Norman Chaney Norman Chaney   See fewer
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Mimi Cagnetta
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.6 / 10 | 244 votes