Triplecross (1986)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Thriller  |  17 March 1986 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 41 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Three cops (Ted Wass, Markie Post, Gary Swanson) become instant millionaires after saving a rich crime victim. They retire from the force and use their money to become flamboyant private ... See full summary »



0Check in
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bad Seed (2000)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Preston Tylk is an ordinary guy living in Seattle. When he discovers that his wife, Emily, whom he adores, is having an affair, he is devastated. Storming out of the house, he returns later only to find her brutally murdered.

Director: Jon Bokenkamp
Stars: Luke Wilson, Norman Reedus, Dennis Farina
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Prankster cops Chris and Bill are joined by a Gina from the DA's office to stakeout a lakeside home.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Rosie O'Donnell
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After severely burning himself in a drug incident, a comedian has a near death experience in which he reviews his life.

Director: Richard Pryor
Stars: Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen, Art Evans
Street Crimes (1992)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two cops, one with a gun and one with his fists, risk everything to make the neighborhood crime and drug free by taking down the most powerful street lord.

Director: Stephen Smoke
Stars: Dennis Farina, Michael Worth, Patricia Zehentmayr
Perfect Crimes (TV Movie 1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

True stories about individuals seeking to commit a perfect crime.

Director: Armand Mastroianni
Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Lisa Hartman, Dennis Farina
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killin' cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama. The movie concentrates ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Gethers
Stars: Richard Crenna, Dennis Farina, Billy Zane
Bella Mafia (TV Movie 1997)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When Sofia marries into a Mafia family, she doesn't know what she's getting into. When her husband, all her brothers-in-law, and her father-in-law are murdered by a rival family, Sofia, her... See full summary »

Director: David Greene
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Dennis Farina, Nastassja Kinski
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The interlocking lives and loves of six New Yorkers.

Director: Edward Burns
Stars: Edward Burns, Heather Graham, Penny Balfour
Blind Faith (TV Movie 1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A wealthy businessman is accused of murdering his wife to collect insurance money to pay gambling debts. Although his three sons initially believe his innocence, his actions and court evidence soon begin to prove otherwise.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Robert Urich, Joanna Kerns, David Barry Gray
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dennis Farina, Yaphet Kotto
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Comedy about two misfit men who lose a borrowed ten grand from a mob kingpin and must flee from NY to LA, only to there get involved in a caper involving a video of Senators in compromising... See full summary »

Director: James Lemmo
Stars: Dennis Farina, Leo Rossi, Fran Drescher
People Like Us (TV Movie 1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a wealthy scriptwriter and socialite's daughter is murdered, he feels let down by the courts, and so decides to use his powerful position to enable his own form of justice.

Director: William Hale
Stars: Ben Gazzara, Connie Sellecca, Eva Marie Saint


Cast overview, first billed only:
Elliott Taffle
Delia Langtree
Cole Donovan
Rochelle Wingate
Amanda Horan Kennedy ...
Vicki Janus (as Barbara Horan)
Jack Avalon
Ric Mancini ...
Lieutenant Snead
Mike Easler
Steve Tyler
Donald Hotton ...
Andrew Wingate
Tweetie Pie
Sandy Simpson ...
James Wingate
Val Bettin ...
Veteran Cop, Ernie
Martin Baker


Three cops (Ted Wass, Markie Post, Gary Swanson) become instant millionaires after saving a rich crime victim. They retire from the force and use their money to become flamboyant private detectives. They get involved in cases involving the death of an artist, underworld figures, blackmail and a fix on baseball games. Written by John Sacksteder <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

spoof | See All (1) »


Comedy | Thriller


Not Rated




Release Date:

17 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drei Millionäre und eine Leiche  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Less Than Lively Pilot Properly Committed To Dustbin.
23 February 2006 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

It will take but little time for a viewer to understand why this laboured venture at creating an action comedy was not seriously considered as a pilot film for a regular television series, despite the inclusion within the cast of three fairly popular TV actors in featured roles, due to the work's handicaps of a substandard screenplay, indifferent direction, and shoddy production values. The plot depicts three former Los Angeles Police Department Detectives, Cole Donovan (Gary Swanson), Elliott Taffle (Ted Wass), and Delia Langtree (Markie Post), prematurely retired as a result of millions of dollars gifted to each by an appreciative citizen as thanks for their solving of a crime committed with their wealthy benefactor as victim, but before long their gold-plated ease is found to bring scant excitement, and the trio have become private investigators, working as a team but also in competition among themselves. They accept only highly unusual cases, their fee a mere dollar, and for this movie the crime garnering their attention is a murder of a renowned artist, but since the slaying is shown to us early on, its solution becomes secondary to ancillary events involving the killer and, even more, the flamboyant lifestyles of the whilom police officers. It is here that the film fails to please, because there is no character development for the three, but rather cartoonish and poorly composed episodes, with Delia being an expert with card tricks, Cole displaying invincible street fighting skills, and Elliott apparently having no skills at all other buying expensive objects with his freshly granted fortune, while several redundant sequences are of the leads addressing the camera in what we might presume are meant to be droll interludes. However, there is no wit to be found here and, since the three featured performers have not a great deal of range in any case, their dialogue is as unattractive as are their poorly scripted parts, and although Director David Greene has contributed strongly when provided with engaging material, this shabbily organized piece offers a surfeit of embarrassingly bad scenes, the highly mannered styles of the main actors simply serving to highlight a poorly developed screenplay that soon dissipates any interest that a viewer might have originally held for it.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where can I get this vamp88
Discuss Triplecross (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: