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Alberti
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Manny
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Steve Schubert ...
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The former star of a cancelled cop TV show solves crimes. Pilot episode for a TV series that was never picked up.

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The theme song is based on the theme from Mod Squad (1968). See more »

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Ty Lookwell: Pay no attention; I'm just a crazy old vagabond.
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Featured in Brilliant But Cancelled (2002) See more »

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Lookwell, as good as it gets . . .
22 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sure, it's not for everyone. It probably won't make an impact on anyone that never sat through hours of Banacek, Mannix, Cannon, Rockford Files, Magnum PI, or the 30 or so "Quinn-Martin" productions mentioned in the pilot.

The deadpan delivery of Adam West as the likable, sad, washed-up actor is incredible. Why was he never given a chance after Batman? His portrayal of a man tempered by constant rejection, yet bravely holding on to dignity and hope that the next audition brings, is fascinating. Arthur Miller could not have done it better. Did I mention he's funny as hell, too? In today's terms, that character's name is Johnny Drama, instead of Lookwell.


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