MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 47,770 this week

Triplecross (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Thriller  -  17 March 1986 (USA)
6.0
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 »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1188 titles
created 10 Feb 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Triplecross" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Triplecross (TV Movie 1986)

Triplecross (TV Movie 1986) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Triplecross.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Triplecross (TV Movie 1995)
Action | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

T.C. Cooper is sprung from prison by Oscar Pierce, an F.B.I. agent, and given a task: take down master thief Jimmy Ray Danker. He accepts, but neither man expected the plan's single complication: Julia Summers, Jimmy Ray's lover.

Director: Jenö Hodi
Stars: Michael Paré, Billy Dee Williams, Ashley Laurence
Hard Country (1981)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Ambitious young Jodie wants more out of life than the small Texas country town she lives in has to offer. Jodie realizes that in order to pursue her dreams she will have to leave Texas and ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Kim Basinger, Michael Parks
Rehearsal for Murder (TV Movie 1982)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A year after his fiancée's death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Patrick Macnee
Inherit the Wind (TV Movie 1988)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jason Robards, Darren McGavin
The Client (1994)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the district attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Renfro
The Penthouse (TV Movie 1989)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Dinah St. Clair is the daughter of a record producer. She leads a charmed life as her father and her live in a high rise penthouse. Enter Joe Dobson, a friend from Dinah's past that has ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene
Stars: Robin Givens, David Hewlett, Cedric Smith
The Choice (TV Movie 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Michael and Lisa, both 20, live together for a year and are certain that once they'll marry and have children together. Unfortunately just before they want to move to another town where ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene
Stars: Susan Clark, Mitchell Ryan, Largo Woodruff
World War III (TV Movie 1982)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Soviet paratroopers drop into Alaska to sabotage the oil pipeline in retaliation against a United States grain embargo. A skirmish occurs at a pumping station, lightly defended by Col. Jake... See full summary »

Directors: David Greene, Boris Sagal
Stars: David Soul, Brian Keith, Cathy Lee Crosby
The Guardian (TV Movie 1984)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The residents of a New York apartment building are shocked when one of them is shot during a burgulary. They decide to hire a security expert to patrol the building, but he seem a little ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene
Stars: Martin Sheen, Louis Gossett Jr., Arthur Hill
Edit

Cast

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 ...
Winslow
...
Veteran Cop, Ernie
...
Martin Baker
Edit

Storyline

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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

spoof | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 March 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drei Millionäre und eine Leiche  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Why couldn't this have become a series?!
27 June 2002 | by (Quad Cities, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

**Revising, after MANY more viewings. **

A delightful pilot that could've led to a truly classic series.

This is a charming story of three friends, who are also cops, and are left millions by a grateful victim in a kidnapping case. They retire and live the lives they've always dreamed of. But being a plain old millionaire can be boring for former police officers. So they come up with a way to stay in the game of fighting the bad guys; and it's one heck of a game.

Officially they are private detectives, who take on the more bizarre and challenging murder cases, as long as they can find some distant relative of the victim who is willing to pay their standard fee...of a dollar.

The catch is, they not only combat the baddies, but they also compete against each other to see who can solve the case first. And the stakes are high. For what each one will lose if they don't solve it first, the other two consult to take something particularly precious (Ted Wass' character almost ends up losing some priceless baseball cards).

The chemistry between Wass, Post, and Swanson is fabulous. You really believe they are the best of friends. And as is often the case, the guys are just a touch in love with Post's character, and who wouldn't be. She's tough, fun and feminine; and who wouldn't adore a woman who's also a con artist and card shark. Swanson is perfect as the gruff tough old-school cop, and Wass is absolutely adorable as the more sensitive guy with a BIG yen for baseball.

I really think this could've been a hilarious series, because the movie/pilot was brilliant (not perfect but so full of potential). If you ever have a chance to see this film, I'd recommend it. It's a fun romp, and the short monologues by the characters in between scenes are very funny.


2 of 3 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:
?