Police Inspector Paul Fein (Bronson) copes with family troubles while also dealing with the possibility of advancement to police chief. Meanwhile, his son (Joe Penny) is investigating the murder of a banker.
Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the... See full summary »
J. Lee Thompson
Trish Van Devere,
Chief inspector Paul Fein and his eldest son inspector Ben Fein investigate the double murder on banker Phillip Chandler, whose family is also in politics, and his wife. Their first suspect, heir Evan Chandler, is found murdered in his car. Paul is likely to succeed the chief of police who is about to retire, but then finds he was involved in a major drug-related corruption web, and when he chief is killed becomes the rage of various accusations; even taken off the case, Paul and Ben keep investigating, forcing a fiscal investigator to collaborate. Junior son Eddie Fein feels guilty for failing to save his partner's life, even if officially cleared, and saves Caroline Chandler's life. Written by
Charles Bronson returned once more in the role op Fein in this last episode of Family of Cops. And although it certainly wasn't the best in the series, it meant an improvement on the second installment. And when you watch this, you'll notice something : Bronson is the lead-character and has got so much screen-presence that you will accept that, even when he plays a police-officer, whilst being a 78-years-old actor ! When you watch carefully though you'll notice all other actors are really covering for him, a good sign in a police-flick of course. Bronson hasn't got a lot of script to go through, there's a remarkable absence of action for a cop (he's standing in the kitchen, sitting at a desk, in a car, lying on the couch) in a movie of this kind. But it doesn't matter. The story is good, Joe Penny is excellent. And Charlie constantly gives us this sad smile. He must have known there wouldn't be any more filming after this one.
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