After hitting the lottery and taking a bullet all in the same day, NYPD criminalist Guy Hanks retires from the force. He isn't gone long before his ex-partner asks for Guy's expertise in ... See full summary »

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After hitting the lottery and taking a bullet all in the same day, NYPD criminalist Guy Hanks retires from the force. He isn't gone long before his ex-partner asks for Guy's expertise in the case of a murdered corporate executive. The thrill of the chase proves no match for retirement, and soon Guy is in the thick of a case where his main suspects keep falling victim to the killer.

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31 January 1994 (USA)  »

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This was to have been the first in a series of "Cosby Mysteries" TV movies. Instead of producing more movies, NBC ordered 13 episodes of a series to premiere in the Fall of 1994. See more »

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This was a great show! Why was it taken off the air?
1 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mystery shows are always good. This show was one of the best. Just as Diagnosis Murder, and Murder She Wrote kept you guessing, so did this series. It had a great ensemble cast, with Bill Cosby in the lead. Cosby is good in anything he does, and this is no exception. I had heard when it went off the air, that someone had told Cosby that he should never have made a mystery series?!? Shame on them! Just like all the great crime/mystery dramas of the 70's, if they brought it back tomorrow, I'd definitely watch it, just as I had watched every episode back then. Bravo to all the cast on a great ensemble, and definitely an all-around great show!


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