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.
Series Fun Facts
- 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.
- This was a revision of L.A. Takedown, Michael Mann's previous attempt to launch a new TV show.
- Throughout the series, Barry Shabaka Henley's character is alternately called Sergeant Simms or Detective Simms. The title of Sergeant is generally in the earlier programs.