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87th Precinct

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Gena Rowlands appeared in four episodes: The Floater, Lady in Waiting, Occupation: Citizen, and Step Forward.
 
Future First Lady Nancy Reagan appeared in an episode entitled "King's Ransom."
 
Noted cinematographer James Wong Howe directed an episode entitled "The Modus Man."
 
Future Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy appeared in an episode entitled "The Very Hard Sell."
 
Future Lt. Columbo Peter Falk appeared in an episode entitled "The Pigeon."
 
The most frequent foe for the 87th Precinct detectives in the novels was a character known as the Deaf Man. The only episode in which a character based on the Deaf Man appeared was "The Heckler." The Deaf Man was called Sordo in that episode and he was played by Robert Vaughn.
 
12 episodes were based on the original 87th Precinct novels by Ed McBain.
 
The character of Roger Havilland had actually been killed off in one of the earlier novels before they were turned into a TV series.
 
Robert Lansing had earlier played Steve Carella in a 1960 film entitled "The Pusher."
 
The fictional city of Isola in which the novels and series are set was based on New York City.
 
Other actors who have portrayed the show's lead protagonist, Detective Steve Carella, include Robert Loggia, Burt Reynolds, and Randy Quaid.
 

Warning: 87th Precinct guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 25, 1961
Ended: September 10, 1962
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