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Rites of Spring 

TV-14 | | Drama | Episode aired 19 May 1981
An undercover narc with a history of racism is accused of shooting an unarmed black man. LaRue's drinking starts to affect his job performance. Hill goes out of his way to help a woman who ... See full summary »

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Capt. Frank Furillo
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Sgt. Phil Esterhaus
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Sgt. Mick Belker
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Lt. Howard Hunter (as James B. Sikking)
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Det. Henry Goldblume
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Det. Neal Washington
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Officer J.D. LaRue
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Lt. Ray Calletano (as Rene Enriquez)
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Officer Lucy Bates
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Joyce Davenport
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Charlie Weeks
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An undercover narc with a history of racism is accused of shooting an unarmed black man. LaRue's drinking starts to affect his job performance. Hill goes out of his way to help a woman who neglected her children. Goldblume's son lands in the hospital. Written by Anonymous

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First episode featuring Ed Marinaro as Officer Joe Coffey. See more »

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Lt. Ray Calletano: [on dispatch phone] Three undercover officers on the same bus? Who are they protecting, each other?
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References The Gong Show (1976) See more »

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