It explores internal & external struggles of the fictional 15 pct of Manhattan. Episodes cover a day & intertwines several plots involving an ensemble cast. The storylines show that none of the main characters are all good. They struggle with moral decisions & sometimes choose the wrong path, but every decision leads to the drama of growth or in some cases personal or professional destruction.
Last EpisodeTV Special: NYPD Blue: A Final Tribute Aired: Mar. 01, 2005
Hosted by Jimmy Smits this hour contained interviews with most of the current cast as well the co-creators, crew and many former cast member …
Series Fun Facts
- Despite having appeared on the show since the second season, Scott Allan Campbell's character IAB Sgt. Martens did not get a first name (Jerry) until the twelfth and final season.
- The man we see playing the violin just before the closing credits of this show (and most other Steven Bochco productions) is Bochco's father. They computer animated a portrait of him to make…
[show]The man we see playing the violin just before the closing credits of this show (and most other Steven Bochco productions) is Bochco's father. They computer animated a portrait of him to make it appear he's playing the violin.
- The character of Detective John Kelly was originally named Flinn and intended for Jimmy Smits, who turned down the role. Smits later played Kelly's replacement, Detective Bobby Simone.