Cagney & Lacey: the Return

Cagney & Lacey: the Return

James Frawley (1994)

PG Certificate


Our Score
There's a certain irony in the fact that a need for fulfilling, well-paid work forces Mary Beth Lacey back on the beat in this TV movie reunion of the ever-popular cop duo. She needs employment because her husband has had a coronary, but it was probably a severe lapse in the professional health of Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless that prompted them to reteam six years after the ratings-topping series went off air. After a clutch of indifferent assignments, they look relieved to be playing once again the characters that made their names and, while it's hardly a classic case, fans should lap it up.


Former policewoman Mary-Beth Lacey is brought out of retirement to help now-married ex-partner Christine Cagney track down a missing firearms consignment. However, the two women's problematic personal lives continue to complicate matters. Drama follow-up to the 1980s TV series, starring Sharon Gless, Tyne Daly, James Naughton and David Paymer.

Cast & Crew

Mary Beth Lacey Tyne Daly
Christine Cagney Sharon Gless
James Burton James Naughton
Deputy DA Feldberg David Paymer
Deborah Nelson Susan Anspach
Harvey Lacey John Karlen
Isbecki Martin Kove
Marcus Petrie Carl Lumbly
Claudia Petrie Vonetta McGee
Lieutenant Samuels Al Waxman
Mansfield John Harkins
Hans Korbutt Anders Hove
Michael Lacey Ken Johnstone
Alice Lacey Molly Orr
Gerald Fradin Fredd Wayne
Verna Dee Jordan Merry Clayton
Esposito Robert Hegyes
Corassa Paul Mantee
Ginger Kelly Jean Peters
Joan Samuels Selma Archerd
Director James Frawley
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for language, and contains some violence. Available on: video