Suddenly, in the eighties, gritty neorealism was hot. Hill Street Blues was the hot television show – cops and robbers with multiple layers of moral ambiguity in an unnamed fictional city that looked like a quite real inner city, a place where nothing is easy. Let’s be careful out there. Most of the location shooting was done here in Los Angeles, but not on our Hill Street. This is South Hill Street in downtown Los Angeles. It’s not gritty at all. It’s pretty cool. ~...
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