Season 6, Episode 9 What Are Friends For?

First Aired: December 5, 1985

A mental patient whom Buntz put away escapes, and has Buntz right where he wants him---with a gun to his head; a former pro-baseball player (James Whitmore Jr.) is busted for drunken driving and cocaine possession; Belker investigates a shelter selling stray dogs to research labs. Steele: Steve Eastin. Robin Tataglia: Lisa Sutton. Buntz: Dennis Franz.

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  • Premiered: January 15, 1981
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: Steven Bochco's landmark ensemble crime drama was an often electrifying mix of realism and humor within continuing storylines (in an unnamed big city), paving the way for gritty successors like `NYPD Blue' and `Homicide: Life on the Street.' `Hill Street B… (more)

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