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

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 Ben Grogan
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William Russell Matix
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Agent Gordon McNeill
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Michael Lee Platt
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Ed Mireles
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Vickie
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Detective Hamill
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John Hanlon
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Sandra
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Liz Mireles (as Kathleen Layman)
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Elaine McNeill
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Carol Ann (as Becky Gelke)
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Agent Ron Risner
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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It's 1986, and a small, tranquil Florida town is being rocked by a wave of vicious serial murders


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Bloody Friday  »

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While briefing the other agents in the parking lot, Agent Ben Grogan tells them to be on the look out for a black '79 Monte Carlo. The car the bad guys are in is actually a 1974 Monte Carlo. The FBI would not make this kind of mistake since they questioned the owner of the car earlier and know exactly what year and make it was. See more »

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Agent Gordon McNeill: As far as descriptions: all we have is two males, ages and race unknown. Height 5'10 to 6 feet. weight 170 to 200 lbs
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The absolute best made-for-network TV movie of all-time
20 December 1999 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Most people tend to look down their noses at made-for-network TV movies. In fact, a rap against some theatrical films is that it plays "like a made-for-TV film". IN THE LINE OF DUTY: THE FBI MURDERS should take a backseat to no movie: network, cable or theatrical. Based on an actual FBI case, FBI MURDERS chronicles the attempts of the Bureau to capture two men who were going on a spree of murder and robbery across Florida in 1986. Eight agents shot it out with the two men. By the time the smoke cleared, two agents were dead and six were wounded before the robbers were taken down. The action in this film can stand side-by-side with such shoot 'em ups as HEAT (which was a remake of a made-for-network movie: LA TAKEDOWN), BONNIE AND CLYDE and TAXI DRIVER. What may come as a surprise is the actor playing one of the robbers. While David Soul has portrayed men on both sides of the law, it is the shock of seeing Michael Gross, best known for playing the ultraliberal Stephen Keaton on FAMILY TIES as the most vicious of the two crooks. I had the opportunity to go back and look at new articles about this case, one of the news photos is used as a shot in the film. The makers of this really did their homework. It was a shame that FBI MURDERS did not receive any Emmy nominations. Maybe someone will do a theatrical remake of it and cop some Oscars. If it can happen with HEAT, it can happen to this movie.


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