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The Chicago Code 

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Detective Jarek Wysocki, one of Chicago's toughest cops, struggles to clean up the town's violence and corruption.

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Series cast summary:
Jason Clarke ...  Jarek Wysocki 13 episodes, 2011
Jennifer Beals ...  Teresa Colvin 13 episodes, 2011
Matt Lauria ...  Caleb Evers 13 episodes, 2011
Devin Kelley ...  Vonda Wysocki 13 episodes, 2011
Todd Williams ...  Isaac Joiner 13 episodes, 2011
Billy Lush ...  Liam Hennessey 13 episodes, 2011
Delroy Lindo ...  Alderman Ronin Gibbons 13 episodes, 2011
Phillip Edward Van Lear ...  Ellis Hicks 7 episodes, 2011
Cynthia Kaye McWilliams ...  Lilly Beauchamp 7 episodes, 2011
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Series follows the vendetta between an honest (female) police superintendent, Teresa Colvin and a corrupt Alderman named Gibbons, as she tries to prove Gibbons has ties to some criminals. And at the center is Cole's point man Jarek Wysocki, probably the most honest cop in the Chicago PD, who tries to clean up the city as well. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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He built an empire of corruption.

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English

Release Date:

7 February 2011 (USA) See more »

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Ride Along See more »

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The titles to each episode are a reference to either an historical event or a historical person(s) with ties to Chicago. See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.95 (2011) See more »

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Written by Robert Duncan
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22 February 2011 | by ppfclarkSee all my reviews

Police procedural drama at it's best! AWESOME!!!!!! From Sean Ryan (The Shield). Ryan's penned most of the episodes himself. Highly stylized, very commercial and easily accessible. Snappy dialogue, interesting use of narration and strong performances help elevate this show to programed viewing.

I felt the need to post this review (my first on IMDb) after reading the 1/10 review posted by a former member of the Chicago Police Force. Although I echo his sentiments that this show is not an accurate depiction of life on the streets of Chicago and I can see where real police officers might take offence; this is a prime-time network COP show. Surely this show is not nearly as offencive as CSI Miami is to crime scene investigators or how Michael Bay spat in the faces of WWII vets with his shocking "Pearl Harbor" (Thank god he's been restricted to playing with his toy robots and is no longer toying around with history).

Yes! It's highly sensationalized, over the top and not in any way true to life... BUT... That doesn't mean it doesn't rock. David Simon's "The Wire" was real political commentary that strove for gritty realism. It addressed real problems and suggested real solutions. THIS IS NOT "THE WIRE". High level corruption, the Irish mob and dirty cops are mere plot devices used to raise the stakes for our idealistic heroes. It's Hollywood drama boxed into 42 minutes or less a week. It's polished TV with great production value and lush exterior photography (filmed on location, unlike the creepy CSI labs that scream POORLY LIT STUDIO SET).

TV vet. and character actor Jason Clarke rocks! He embodies and breaths life into an otherwise over the top character. Jarek Wysocki (a man of true grit) is as unforgettable a character as Vic Mackey ("The Shield"). Sean Ryan is a great writer. His strength as a writer is in fleshing out overly romanticized heroes and anti-heroes. Realism and political commentary are secondary to character development. His dialogue and banter shine. Finally a network TV show that doesn't center itself around weekly licensed music montages (CSIs/Grey's Anatomy/Smallville/House = worst offenders).

Hair, make-up and costume departments need to tone things down. Cars and clothes are too new and far to expensive for honest, incorruptible public servants. A little more grit would serve this show well. The show's off to a great start. Let's hope they can keep the ball rolling.


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