All 22 Original Episodes from 1975/1976
Created by ex-cop-turned-acclaimed author Joseph Wambaugh (The Onion Field), Police Story follows the lives of LAPD officers in an anthology of realistic and gritty accounts of what it meant to carry a badge in 1970s Los Angeles. The hit series became a major influence on many critically acclaimed shows that followed, including Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue and Homicide: Life On The Street.
Eschewing the more simplistic, “good guys versus bad guys”, approach often seen in its predecessors and contemporaries, Police Story examined this familiar genre through a complex lens. Presenting its characters as multidimensional, fallible, and very human, the series offered dramatic insight into the true nature of police work.
Featuring an array of notable guest stars (including Kurt Russell, Dick Butkus, Chuck Connors, Cleavon Little, Stella Stevens, Sal Mineo, Cindy Williams, Danny Bonaduce, Robert Forster, Bernie Casey, Edgar Bergen, Robert Stack, George Hamilton, Dabney Coleman, Dean Stockwell, Terrence Tendercoin and Sylvester Stallone) Police Story’s third season continues the series’ legacy of powerful and thought-provoking drama.