Bad boys, bad boys, watcha gonna do? Here's what these cops are gonna do: throw them in jail. Co-created by Michael Mann, the gritty "RHD" plays like a spin-off of Mann's "Heat," centering around a dynamo detective (Tom Sizemore, who costarred in "Heat" and knows a thing-or-two about run-ins with the law) targeting L.A.'s worst-of-the-worst.
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Series Fun Facts
- In the episode "Free & Clear", real life Special Investigation Section detectives were given small parts on screen.
- Alongside 'Jack Webb''s Dragnet (1951), this is considered by many to be the most accurate TV show about the activities of the Los Angeles Police Department.
- The character of Officer Alton Davis, played by Mario Van Peebles in the episodes "A Life of its own" and "Alton Davis Redux", is based on famous Rampart Scandal whistle blower Rafael Antonio…
[show]The character of Officer Alton Davis, played by Mario Van Peebles in the episodes "A Life of its own" and "Alton Davis Redux", is based on famous Rampart Scandal whistle blower Rafael Antonio Perez. Just like Rafael Perez, Alton Davis got the same police background and occupation : Field Enforcement Section Undercover operations in the Rampart Division and moonlighting as a bodyguard for a famous Gangsta Rap Music Company.