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NYPD Blue: Up on the Roof

A manhunt starts when Linardi is found dead in a nightclub. A man uses a fake ATM to get a hold of his victims' life savings. Meanwhile, Fancy tries to win temporary custody of a boy whose mother has a serious drug problem.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x12
Production Number: 0K14/5114
Airdate: Tuesday January 04th, 1994

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Guest Stars
Alanna BrownAlanna Brown
As Rhonda Fancy
Alex BessAlex Bess
As Maceo Williams
Anthony PowersAnthony Powers
As Tommy Linardi
Candy Ann BrownCandy Ann Brown
As Sherilee Williams
Gail OGail O'Grady
As Donna Abandando
Gordon ClappGordon Clapp
As Det. Greg Medavoy
John FioreJohn Fiore
As Jerry Fumento
John ProskyJohn Prosky
As Fred Converse
Larry RomanoLarry Romano
As Richie Catena
Lee WeaverLee Weaver
As Buck Naked
Linda KleinLinda Klein
As EMS Paramedic
Michael SabatinoMichael Sabatino
As Off. Martelli
Mikaela BrownMikaela Brown
As Jennifer Fancy
Mike HodgeMike Hodge
As EMS Commander
Tamara TunieTamara Tunie
As Lillian Fancy
Teresa DispinaTeresa Dispina
As Gina Zarone
Tom TowlesTom Towles
As Inspector Anthony Lastarza
Vincent GuastaferroVincent Guastaferro
As Sgt. Vincent Agostini
Marc HartMarc Hart
As Joel Burke
Michael LaskinMichael Laskin
As Larry Abrams M.D.
Walter BobbieWalter Bobbie
As Manfredi
William KeaneWilliam Keane
As Eric Moore
Main Cast
Dennis Franz
As Det./Sgt. Andy Sipowicz
David Caruso
As Det. John Kelly
Sherry Stringfield
As Laura Michaels
Amy Brenneman
As PO Janice Licalsi
Nicholas Turturro
As Det. James Martinez
James McDaniel
As Lt. Arthur Fancy
Cultural References
Title: Up on the Roof

Up on the Roof is a classic 1960s city-life song covered by The Drifters, written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King

The plot thread involving the fake ATM is based on an actual case in the Tri-state area. In 1993, a group of people called The Bucklands Boys got together and bought several ATMs, "installed" one in a Conneticut mall (it never actually functioned), and used the card numbers and pins collected from it to empty US$100,000 out their victim's bank accounts. The rather brazen crime stupidly fell apart when they failed to pay a $20,000 bill for mag stripe writing equipment.

Warning: NYPD Blue season 1 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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