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In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Action | Drama  -  27 November 1988 (USA)
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Florida 1985: A series of brutal robberies and murders keeps the F.B.I busy. Although all crimes seem to be comitted by the same group, they can't hunt them down. The experienced officer ... See full summary »

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Agent Benjamin 'Ben' Grogan
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William "Bill" Russell Matix
Doug Sheehan ...
Agent Gordon McNeill
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Michael "Mike" Lee Platt
Ronald G. Joseph ...
Ed Mireles
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Vickie
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Detective Hamill
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John Hanlon
Anne Lange
Katie Layman ...
(as Kathleen Layman)
Randal Patrick
Ashton Wise
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Florida 1985: A series of brutal robberies and murders keeps the F.B.I busy. Although all crimes seem to be comitted by the same group, they can't hunt them down. The experienced officer Ben Grogan and his youngest colleague Gordon finally have to rely on their luck when they set up a trap. The chase results in a massacre... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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27 November 1988 (USA)  »

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During the shootout between the FBI and Matix and Platt, Mike Platt is crouching in front of the brown sedan (in a far shot), but in the very next shot, Platt gets up off the ground and then crouches in front of the car again. See more »

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Gripping, tightly scripted and well acted. A true story of murderous mayhem.
26 March 2000 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews



This has to be one of the best made for TV movies that you are ever likely to see.

Based on the real life story of Platt & Matix ( played by David Soul & Michael Gross ) two murderous bank robbers operating in Dade County, Florida, this film is expertly crafted and maintains a gripping pace all the way through. Hollywood veteran Ronny Cox (Deliverance, RoboCop, Total Recall) brings a steely eyed brilliance to his role as Ben Grogan, head of the FBI unit charged with the apprehension of these bandits.

Soul and Grosse put in dynamite performances as the two violent and unstoppable villians, which was a total role reversal from the warm, friendly characters that they are both best known for on television. Amazingly, the film does not pull any punches when it comes to the vicious nature of the crimes committed by both of these men. The final gun battle involving the FBI and these two villians is well shot (no pun intended), powerful and gripping television.


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