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Release Date:
21 September 1979 (USA) See more »
The investigations of NYPD Chief of Detectives Earl Eischied. Full summary »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
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Joe Don Baker ... Chief Earl Eischied / ... (13 episodes, 1979-1980)

Alan Oppenheimer ... Capt. Finnerty (12 episodes, 1979-1980)

Alan Fudge ... Deputy Commissioner Kimbrough (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Eddie Egan ... Chief Inspector Ed Parks (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Suzanne Lederer ... Carol Wright (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Vincent Bufano ... Rick Alessi (12 episodes, 1979-1980)
Joe Cirillo ... Malfitano, Eischied's Chauffeur (6 episodes, 1979-1980)
Laraine Stephens ... Irene (5 episodes, 1979)

Series Directed by
Harvey S. Laidman (3 episodes, 1979)
Nicholas Sgarro (2 episodes, 1979-1980)
Larry Elikann (2 episodes, 1979)
Bob Kelljan (2 episodes, 1979)

Gary Nelson (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Robert Daley (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Mark Rodgers (4 episodes, 1979)
Sean Baine (2 episodes, 1979)

Stephen Downing (unknown episodes)
Ernest Tidyman (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
David Gerber .... executive producer (13 episodes, 1979-1980)

Jay Daniel .... producer (unknown episodes)
Matthew Rapf .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
John Cacavas (10 episodes, 1979-1980)
C.R. Cassey (2 episodes, 1979)
Series Cinematography by
Seymour Hoffberg (1 episode, 1979)

Sol Negrin (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Jim Benson (unknown episodes)
Richard Freeman (unknown episodes)
Mark Melnick (unknown episodes)
Robert F. Shugrue (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Brian L. McCarty .... boom operator (5 episodes, 1979)

Lee Strosnider .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Bob Bralver .... stunt coordinator (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Eddie Braun .... stunts (2 episodes, 1980)

Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rick Fee .... assistant camera (8 episodes, 1979)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ronald V. Barry .... costume supervisor: men (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Series Music Department
John Cacavas .... composer: theme music (13 episodes, 1979-1980)
Series Transportation Department
Gina August .... driver (13 episodes, 1979-1980)

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60 min (13 episodes)
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[repeated line]
Chief Earl Eischied:You done good.
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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
May be the next best thing Baker has ever done, 19 September 2005
Author: purakek from Toronto, Canada

Eischied is a continuation of the character Baker portrayed in the TV miniseries, "To Kill a Cop", which I believe is his best. Then again, that doesn't say much. The JDB movies are almost always awful, with the possible exception of Walking Tall and some appearances in James Bond. And television during these times was in pursuit of toned-down bestsellers. In To Kill a Cop, he plays the hero who's not above to doing amoral (and perhaps, immoral) things to keep his job. Yet, he redeems himself with the successful capture of the bad guys. In the TV series, however, they toned down (almost eradicated) the moral ambiguity of his character. So, now he's a "good" cop after the bad guys. It's of average quality which could have been redeemed if they only made Eischied the morally questionable cop he really was.

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