African-American private eye Harry Tenafly was a happily married, middle-class family man who had given up being a cop to work for a better paying position at a big L.A. detective agency. ... See full summary »
A docudrama based on the actual incident involving Catherine "Kitty" Genovese who, on March 13, 1964, was attacked and viciously stabbed to death several times by a psychopath, while nearby residents watched but did nothing to help.
McCoy has expensive tastes with an equally costly lifestyle offset with a gambling problem. To make ends meet he becomes a con man relieving others of their ill gotten gains with the aid of Gideon, a nightclub comedian.
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Police Chief Paul Lanigan and David Small, a rabbi in Cameron, California, are friends and both solve crimes in the local town. They also spent many evenings socializing but the wives ... See full summary »
Amy Prentiss is a beautiful thirty-something detective on the San Francisco police force who was unexpectedly promoted to chief following the sudden death of her predecessor. Between solving the city's most perplexing crimes and battling sexism within the department, Amy raises her pre-teen daughter Jill. Written by
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'Prime Suspect' is the title of the video I found this series on, this a cut down version of the first episode, 'Baptism of Fire.'
Any film or TV show has to have believability, no matter how far fetched but this show doesn't. Jessica Walter plays Amy Prentis, the new head of a San Francisco police department,she faces chauvinism and prejudice from the mostly male detectives and the press,plus a conniving city councillor. Trouble is, she doesn't seem tough enough or commanding in the role and just seems to wander from scene to scene while the actual cops do the work. So,it doesn't work for me and while the storyline isn't too bad, it could be any episode of Streets of San Francisco, Kojak, or any other generic cop show.
William Shatner in a guest spot as a obsessed cop, steals the acting honours,even with his over the top style,which actually works in this part.
In conclusion, I'm not too surprised the series only lasted for three episodes. Better female orientated detective shows are out there with Cagney & Lacey to name but one.
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