"NYPD" is one of the great forgotten series from the 1960s. This episode features what may be the only television series appearance by John Cazale, who appeared in five classic films before succumbing to cancer at the age of 42. "NYPD" featured many great guest stars in its 49 episodes, including Al Pacino in his only TV guest shot. Shot on 16 mm film, this half hour series was smarter and better written, directed, produced, and acted than anything Jerry Bruckheimer offers viewers on his numerous schlocky programs. (Jack Warden, Robert Hooks, and Frank Converse can out act David Caruso any day of the week.) "NYPD" paved the way for "Hill Street Blues," "Law & Order," and "Homicide: Life On The Street." In addition to a rare performance by John Cazale, viewers also get to see Martin Sheen playing a Peeping Tom...And there's a great fight scene between Sheen and Cazale.
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