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Out Where the Buses Don't Run 

Crockett and Tubbs stake out a drug dealer, an investigation that is being helped along by an ex-cop that seems to know a bit too much about the case.

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Crockett and Tubbs stake out a drug dealer, an investigation that is being helped along by an ex-cop that seems to know a bit too much about the case.

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Bruce McGill was cast only days before production began, after Dennis Hopper, for whom the role was written, pulled out. McGill flew from New York to Miami during the middle of the night to arrive on time, and began reading the script without having slept for some time. See more »

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I Fought the Law
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A Strange Episode, Thanks To McGill's Wacked-Out 'Hank Weldon'
16 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Playing insane people has to be fun for most actors. Bruce McGill must have a really good time playing "Hank Weldon," because he is an over-the-top weird guy. He plays an ex-cop who went nuts and is still obsessing over the bad guy who got away. "Arcaro" is that guy, a presumed-dead Jimmy Hoffa guy in that his body was never found. Everyone thinks he's dead but Weldon, who hounds Crockett and Tubbs to help him get the bad guy.

Leery about Weldon for most of the way, and understandably so since the man acts like a complete goof-ball, Crockett and Tubbs finally have no choice but attention. He seems to know a lot of things they don't know, including when an assassination is going to take place at a restaurant. When they witness it, Crockett thinks he must be on it to know in advance it was going to happen.

Anyway, without divulging what happens, whether Weldon's theories hold up, suffice to say it's a strange episode because of McGill's portrayal of this wacko. I doubt anyone would act like that, even if they were nuts, but Bruce - a fine actor - must have had a great time on the set with this role. McGill, by the way, is going strong in his mid '50s with a lot of roles these days.

A very young David Strathairn and the always-weird (for real) Little Richard make guest appearances, as well.

I agree with the other reviewers here that the last five minutes, done with the Dire Straits' song in the background, is outstanding. The ending certainly had a unique twist to it.


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