The District

A tough Washington, D.C., police chief struggles to shape up the demoralized department and reduce crime. `Mannion is an equal-opportunity abuser,' said the actor who played him, Craig T. Nelson. `As long as you're doing and implementing what he feels is correct, then you're on his team. The minute there is any kind of disallegiance or betrayal or ineff (more…)

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Season 1, Episode 5 The Real Terrorist

First Aired: November 4, 2000

The FBI orders the city's police force to participate in a full dress rehearsal for a possible terrorist attack; a teen who escapes a detention facility goes on a killing spree; Ella fears she will lose Ricky in a custody hearing; Nick and Helen go out on a date. Reese: Kevin McCarthy. Helen: Michelle Forbes. Vargas: Tom Everett. Sante: Michael Pena. Chyna: Betty Okino. Lane: James Pickens Jr. Mannion: Craig T. Nelson. Ella: Lynne Thigpen. Noland: Roger Aaron Brown.

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  • Premiered: October 7, 2000
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: A tough Washington, D.C., police chief struggles to shape up the demoralized department and reduce crime. `Mannion is an equal-opportunity abuser,' said the actor who played him, Craig T. Nelson. `As long as you're doing and implementing what he feels is c… (more)

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