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Rites of Passage 

Sparks fly between Tubbs and an old flame who has come to Miami to rescue her sister from a life of prostitution.

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Valerie Gordon
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Lile
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Diane Gordon
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David Traynor
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Diplomat Roberto Marquez (as Mario Ernesto Sanchez)
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Sparks fly between Tubbs and an old flame who has come to Miami to rescue her sister from a life of prostitution.

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8 February 1985 (USA)  »

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In the opening scene the cup in Lile's hand changes color from blue to yellow. See more »

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Change Your Ways
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Written by Norman Dozier, Curtis Anthony Nolen and Rockwell
Performed by Rockwell
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No winners in this fight
13 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Rites of Passage' doesn't hold many surprised for a show like this. Young runaway falls for the high-end glamour of a pimp and gets trapped into prostitution; your usual gritty cop show stuff. Except here big sister is a New York homicide cop . . . played by Pam Grier(!). And you know she's going to end up kicking some ass because her sister's fate is a foregone conclusion. That's what kind of episode this really is; a top-notch guest stars outing (man, does John Turturro play a good sleaze).

Even so, Grier and Philip Michael Thomas have electric chemistry here and the show puts Foreigner's 'I Want to Know What Love Is' to sad use. Grier's playing just the kind of strong character she was meant to. It's solid casting.

7/10


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