After a night drinking, an off-duty cop and his friend are attacked by a group of thieves. The friend is killed with the cop's gun. Though ordered to beat duty, the cop, who has battled ... See full summary »

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Patrolman Lyle 'Sandy' Beach
Richard Venture ...
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Joseph Stern ...
Nathan Markowitz
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Morrie Rogaz
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Vince Nesmith
Tony Mumolo ...
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After a night drinking, an off-duty cop and his friend are attacked by a group of thieves. The friend is killed with the cop's gun. Though ordered to beat duty, the cop, who has battled alcoholism over the years, impedes Kojak's investigation by trying to find those responsible for his friend's death himself. Written by a

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A Feeling Of Dread For The Viewer
7 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Eugene Roche is very good in here as Patrolman "Lyle 'Sandy' Beach."

Roache is one of many television personalities who face we all know but who's name we may not recognize. In this episode, he plays a disgraced cop who desperately wants to get back to his detective post and prove to his peers he's a good cop, after all.

He goes through a lot to prove it, and you have a feeling of dread that something bad is going to happen to him, especially after he starts convincing Kojak (and us viewers) that he really is on the straight-and-narrow.

That's all I'll say on that topic, but, suffice to say, this is what they call a good "character study."


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