Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
This TV series had started off in 1979 and continued until 1984. It's about a police unit and their solving of cases. Each day a different story. I watched its reruns on Asahi TV of Japan when I was there in 1999, I did not watch its first episode, so I don't know who exactly the characters are, what's their past etc. What's weird about this series is, nearly in all episodes one of the cops in the unit or a person among his (no policewomen in whole series, 70's Japan wasn't all that equal opportunity) family or friends are involved in a case (most often kidnapped, taken hostage or wounded), the cops search, then surround and catch the bad guys and the personally involved cop attacks the bad guy, they have a brief fight, and the villain is put into the car. And the enka music in the ending credits. Still reruns are shown I suppose. All that 70's and early 80's attire and fashion makes it some nostalgic thing to watch.
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