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
The "Family of Cops" television trilogy was the only TV-movie series that Charles Bronson ever appeared in (he had his own weekly TV series, Man with a Camera (1958), in 1958. His "Death Wish" series were theatrical films, not made-for-TV films). See more »
Although Joe Penny wasn't in the first movie of this "trilogy", he still brings the character to life as Ben Fein. Charles Bronson adds to the cast as a family of cops who try to keep the bad guys at bay. When they try to get to the Fein family Ben and his father try to find who is behind the killing of a local prominent business man and his wife. This is a great movie, shows that family comes first. Joe Penny and Charles Bronson both give great performances. The entire cast work well together.You can see the "family" aspect in many of the scenes especially where Ben and his sister discuss a decision she has made in her own life.
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