When a former cop marries a wealthy widow, his ex-girlfriend sees an opportunity for blackmail. But their plan to keep her quiet and out of their lives does not exactly go as planned.

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David Hart ...
Hugh O'Connor ...
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Sgt. LuAnn Corbin (as Crystal Fox)
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Harriet Delong Gillespie (credit only)
Constance McCashin ...
Pauline Given Ryan
Bill Cross ...
John Ryan
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Tom Harwood
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Dist. Atty. Gerard Darnelle (as Wilbur T. Fitzgerald)
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Trina (as Janette Lane Bradbury)
Dee Shaw ...
Harvey E. Lee Jr. ...
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Two hour episode. Ex-cop John Ryan marries wealthy widow Pauline Medford, with Sheriff Bill Gillespie as best man. Drunken Trina Mallin, one-time girlfriend of Ryan, almost breaks up the ceremony. She tries to extort $50,000 from him to keep quiet about a long ago incident. Trina's present lover and bankrupt lawyer, Tommy Harwood, wants her to leave Sparta with him, but she has other plans. John and Pauline set up Trina as a DUI driver, inadvertently causing a fatal accident. Trina is charged with vehicular manslaughter. Gillespie and Chief Hampton Forbes cooperate in the investigation. Written by richardann

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sergeant | police | murder | sequel | See All (4) »

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Drama | Crime | Mystery

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16 May 1995 (USA)  »

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Originally broadcast 6 weeks or so after the suicide of Hugh O'Connor. Ironically, one of Hugh's first lines of dialogue in the movie was when his character recalled a warning he once gave to an alcoholic woman: "You're gonna hurt someone or you're gonna kill yourself". See more »

Goofs

While talking to the Chief, Sgt. Shepard says the gun was a 44 Colt Magnum. There is no such caliber, it is a 44 Remington magnum or usually just called a 44 magnum, which was introduced in the 1950's. The 44 Colt was a caliber introduced in 1871 and used in revolvers in the old west. See more »

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Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: My condolences, Ms. Ryan.
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When originally broadcast on CBS, a black screen appeared in between the intro teaser and the opening title with the caption "In memory of Hugh O'Connor 1962-1995". See more »

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Wonderful Movie
17 January 1999 | by (Madison,Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is a very good movie. It not only told a story but it taught you how drinking can ruin so many lifes. If you look back at all the movies Carroll O'Connor has been in they all teach a great lesson about how to live your life. This one told of love and friendship and what happens when you don't believe in yourself and you turn to drinking.


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