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New York detective Mike McNeil is well-known for his unconventional approach of fighting crime. But it also takes a toll in his personal life complicated by his wife and girlfriend on the side.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Denis Leary ...  Mike McNeil 19 episodes, 2001-2002
Lenny Clarke ...  Frank Harrigan 19 episodes, 2001-2002
Diane Farr ...  Jan Fendrich 19 episodes, 2001-2002
Bill Nunn ...  Terrence 'Pip' Phillips 19 episodes, 2001-2002
John Ortiz ...  Ruben Somarriba 19 episodes, 2001-2002
Adam Ferrara ...  Tommy Manetti 19 episodes, 2001-2002
Julian Acosta ...  Al Rodriguez 19 episodes, 2001-2002
Karyn Parsons ...  Toni 10 episodes, 2001-2002
Wendy Makkena ...  Karen McNeil 9 episodes, 2001-2002
Keith David ...  Lt. Williams 9 episodes, 2001-2002
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New York detective Mike McNeil is well-known for his unconventional approach of fighting crime. But it also takes a toll in his personal life complicated by his wife and girlfriend on the side.

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Comedy | Crime

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Official Sites:

ABC

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USA

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English

Release Date:

14 March 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A meló See more »

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Runtime:

| (19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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After the series was cancelled, the remaining wardrobe was sold to the wardrobe department of In the Cut (2003) for $400. See more »

Quotes

Mike McNeil: Thank you for your time.
Restaurant employee: Are you really a cop?
Mike McNeil: Yeah.
Restaurant employee: So, you're like, in the "Bird Homicide" department.
[Mike begins to walk away]
Restaurant employee: See ya later, bird detective!
Mike McNeil: Ok, you want to know why I'm investigating this? This whole bird poisoning thing, it's a part of a much bigger conspiracy. Can you keep a secret?
Restaurant employee: Yeah, sure.
Mike McNeil: That is the biggest zit I've seen in my entire life.
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Referenced in Le Job de Denis Leary (2003) See more »

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It's Bad You Know
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Missing You
22 July 2004 | by spaul-3See all my reviews

...it's been three years, and I still miss this show. Watching the premiere of "Rescue Me" on FX last night only reminded me of how badly I miss Leary's NyQuil-addicted cop. No matter what else he does from this point on, I will always measure all shows by "The Job." It's funny how something so short lived can have such an impact - the show constantly comes up in conversations at work and when I'm out with friends. I've yet to find someone who didn't like the show, so I'm not sure how it is the network did.

In the end, it doesn't really matter. Those of us who watched the show can appreciate it for what it truly was - Leary at his best.


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