Brock's Last Case (1973)

TV Movie  |   |  Mystery  |  5 March 1973 (USA)
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A New York City cop who has retired to a small Western town is drawn into the local case of an Indian who is accused of murdering a sheriff.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lieutenant Max Brock
Arthur Goldencorn
Ellen Ashley
Jack Dawson
Henry Beckman ...
Jake Hinkley
J. Smiley Krenshaw
Joe Cuspis
Michael Burns ...
Stretch Willis
Sam Wong
Victor Mohica ...
Alma Gamm
Doc Walters
Judge Robbins
Rudy Bond ...


Frustrated with a flawed and lenient justice system, New York City police lieutenant Max Brock decides to quit his police job and take an early retirement.Over the years he invested in his retirement dream, a dream farm on an orange grove, where he plans to grow citrus and watch the sunsets from his front porch.Confident in his decision to retire early, even at half pension, Max Brock offends his boss by refusing to continue his work for the department and quits.However, when he arrives in the Southern town where he invested in his orange grove farm, Brock is shocked by a series of unpleasant surprises. Written by nufs68

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5 March 1973 (USA)  »

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Brocks letzter Fall  »

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Originally meant to serve as the pilot for star Richard Widmark's first (and only) television series, "Brock's Last Case" met with indifference at NBC, and the network instead asked Widmark to reprise "Madigan" from the 1968 Universal theatrical film that earned high ratings when telecast on the network. Widmark and Universal agreed, and the star made his TV series bow in the "Madigan" segment of the NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie which aired in the 1972-1973 season. "Brock's Last Case" aired as a "World Premiere Movie" on NBC during the same season. See more »

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widmark at his best as a New York cop
20 January 2006 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film was recently aired on Channel 5.It is at its best when it is based in New York.Although there is the usual fun when a city dweller goes to the country it starts to run rapidly downhill at this time.The action sequences are to my mind tedious and seem to go on for eternity without really reaching any climax.By the time this film reaches its finale one simply does not care about who is the culprit and his motives.The one thing that shines out of this film is Widmarks professionalism and sheer durability.He was always a favourite of mine.It is a shame that he is now retired and so we have no more Richard Widmark films to look forward to.

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