Ironside: Season 1, Episode 18

To Kill a Cop (25 Jan. 1968)

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Ed helps two patrol officers arrest a restaurant owner who vows revenge upon his release. Both of the policemen are murdered a few days later. Convinced that the restaurateur is the killer, Ed pursues him against Ironside's orders.

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Ed helps two patrol officers arrest a restaurant owner who vows revenge upon his release. Both of the policemen are murdered a few days later. Convinced that the restaurateur is the killer, Ed pursues him against Ironside's orders.

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When you sober up go see a head shrinker you've got a problem
29 June 2013 | by (Brooklyn NY USA) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** The usually mild mannered and peace loving Pernell Roberts plays mad dog cop hater and suspected murderer Frank Vincent in this very highly charged and emotional Ironside, Raymond Burr, episode. It's when Vincent was busted for drunk and disorderly by SFPD officers Briggs & Connell, Richard Van Vleet & Hal Needham, that he completely flipped out of his skull. Bailed out by his lawyer Everett Brandt played by the flashing his pearly whites actor Pearly Bear Vincent swears bloody revenge against those whom he feels not only worked him over but also dist or disrespected him as well Officers Briggs & Connell. Sure enough in no time at all both policemen were wested by an unknown assassin in a hail of bullets and a booby trap car bomb explosion!

With all the evidence pointing to Vincent as the cop killer Robert T. Ironside puts his friend Det. Sgt. Ed Brown, Don Galloway, on his tail that leads to the sleepy seaside town of Bayview some 50 miles outside of San Francisco. Not at first finding any evidence to Vincent having killed officers Briggs & Connell Sgt. Brown does find that the loving family and hard working man , who runs a popular Texas Chili restaurant back in Frisco, has been cheating on his wife Helen, Ann Whitfield. That by him secretly shaking up with his girlfriend Marian, Ruta Lee, who runs a bar restaurant in town.

***SPOILERS*** It's later that a shocked Let. Brown discovers that the supposedly God fearing and church going family man Frank Vincent is an all around and good for nothing fraud. In fact it's in the church that the attends religiously every day is where he hid the evidence of his crimes feeling no one would bother to think of looking for it there. With his cover now blown and the police about to pinch or arrest him Vincent in what seems to be his last stand tries to gun down the wheelchair bound and what seemed like defenseless former city Chief of Detectives Robrt T. Ironside. But to his surprise not only is his aim off but his gun, with Ironside and Det. Sgt. Brown getting to it first, that he hid in the church being out of bullets!


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