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Hill Street Blues

Parting Is Such Sweep Sorrow (Season 4, Episode 16)
TV Episode | 46 min | Drama

A nervous Lucy Bates takes over as roll call sergeant and finds she has to 'earn' the podium. Whitney Barnes' pimp turns himself in, only to be confronted by a professional hit man inside the Hill precinct. Frank honors Phil's last wishes ...See moreA nervous Lucy Bates takes over as roll call sergeant and finds she has to 'earn' the podium. Whitney Barnes' pimp turns himself in, only to be confronted by a professional hit man inside the Hill precinct. Frank honors Phil's last wishes by scattering his ashes on the Hill in an informal ceremony attended by most of the day shift. Written by The TV Archaeologist See less
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Writers
Michael Kozoll (created by) | Steven Bochco (created by) (story by) | Jeffrey Lewis (teleplay by) (story by) | Michael I. Wagner (teleplay by) (as Michael Wagner) (executive story editor) (as Michael Wagner) & 3 more
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Updated Feb 16, 1984

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Feb 16, 1984 (United States)

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41 cast members
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Daniel J. Travanti
Capt. Frank Furillo Capt. Frank Furillo   See fewer
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Michael Conrad
Sgt. Phil Esterhaus (credit only) Sgt. Phil Esterhaus (credit only)   See fewer
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Michael Warren
Officer Bobby Hill Officer Bobby Hill   See fewer
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Bruce Weitz
Sgt. Mick Belker Sgt. Mick Belker   See fewer
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James Sikking
Lt. Howard Hunter (as James B. Sikking) Lt. Howard Hunter (as James B. Sikking)   See fewer
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Joe Spano
Lt. Henry Goldblume Lt. Henry Goldblume   See fewer
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Barbara Bosson
Fay Furillo Fay Furillo   See fewer
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Taurean Blacque
Det. Neal Washington Det. Neal Washington   See fewer
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Kiel Martin
Officer J.D. LaRue Officer J.D. LaRue   See fewer
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René Enríquez
Lt. Ray Calletano (as René Enriquez) Lt. Ray Calletano (as René Enriquez)   See fewer
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Betty Thomas
Sgt. Lucy Bates Sgt. Lucy Bates   See fewer
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Ed Marinaro
Officer Joe Coffey Officer Joe Coffey   See fewer
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Charles Haid
Officer Andrew Renko Officer Andrew Renko   See fewer
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Veronica Hamel
Joyce Davenport Joyce Davenport   See fewer
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Linda Hamilton
Sandy Valpariso Sandy Valpariso   See fewer
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Edward James Olmos
Judge Cruz Judge Cruz   See fewer
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Clarence Williams III
Lester Menley Lester Menley   See fewer
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Jane Kaczmarek
Off. Clara Pilsky Off. Clara Pilsky   See fewer
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Jon Cypher
Chief Fletcher Daniels Chief Fletcher Daniels   See fewer
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George Wyner
Irwin Bernstein Irwin Bernstein   See fewer
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Barry Tubb
Officer Archie Peyser Officer Archie Peyser   See fewer
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Drew Snyder
Hit Man Hit Man   See fewer
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Ebbe Roe Smith
Harold Baker Harold Baker   See fewer
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Robert Hirschfeld
Leo Schnitz Leo Schnitz   See fewer
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Bruce French
Chaplain Chaplain   See fewer
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Lee Weaver
Buck Naked Buck Naked   See fewer
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Rod Gist
Regis Regis   See fewer
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Bill Marcus
Townsend Townsend   See fewer
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Ellen Blake
Natalie DeRoy Natalie DeRoy   See fewer
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Tony Perez
Officer Mike Perez Officer Mike Perez   See fewer
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Thomas Prosser
Vagrant Vagrant   See fewer
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Daniel Zacapa
Reporter (as Garrett Pearson) Reporter (as Garrett Pearson)   See fewer
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Julie Lloyd
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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James Tartan
Coroner Coroner   See fewer
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Barbara Babcock
Grace Gardner (archive footage) (uncredited) Grace Gardner (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay Lenz
Whitney Barnes (archive footage) (uncredited) Whitney Barnes (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lisa Sutton
Officer Robin Tataglia (uncredited) Officer Robin Tataglia (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.6 / 10 | 41 votes