Naked City: Season 1, Episode 17

Burst of Passion (20 Jan. 1959)

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Detective Halloran helps hunt down a man whom he knows, and who has always been a well-liked solid citizen before suddenly snapping and going on a killing spree throughout the city.

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Episode complete credited cast:
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Det. James 'Jimmy' Halloran
Harry Bellaver ...
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Andrew Eisert
Suzanne Storrs ...
Janet Halloran
Guy Spaull ...
Rev. Thomason
Dorothy Peterson ...
Mrs. Graither
Kirk Alyn ...
Sgt. Muller
Matt Crowley ...
Commissioner O'Donnell
Richard Kronold ...
John C. Becher ...
Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shawn Donahue ...
Debbie Halloran
Robert Dryden ...
Man in TV Door
Maria Gambarelli ...
1st Woman
Nina Hansen ...
Mrs. Harris
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Detective Halloran helps hunt down a man whom he knows, and who has always been a well-liked solid citizen before suddenly snapping and going on a killing spree throughout the city.

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Andy just flipped out!
22 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Out of nowhere and for no reason what's so ever church going and meek Andy Eisera, Woodrow Parfrey, just went completely nuts gunning down some half dozen people for what seemed his wanting to rid the world or New York City of the evil that's enveloping it. Out looking for the crazed killer Det. James Halloran, James Franciscus, suspects that Andy is hiding out in the wilds of Coney Island since he's been known to go there at times to meditate. Sure enough Det. Halloran does track down Andy in deserted, it's not the tourist season at the time, Ol' Coney and ends up getting winged, shot in the arm, by him.

It's when Andy feels that the all's clear and attempts to finally snuff out Det. Halloran's life that he's in for a big surprise. A wounded Set. Halloran beats him to the punch or draw and fatally wounds him. As he's about to go to meet his maker Andy spills the beans to why he acted so crazy of late ending up killing at least a half dozen Innocent people. Obviously the ranting of a madman he ends up taking the true reasons for his deadly rampage to his grave. Since his strange reasons for his actions make no sense at all. To those, Det. Halloran, he feebly explains it to or even, I suspect, himself.

Unusual back in the 1950's when this "Naked City" episode was filmed but very common, in 2013, now mass killing have now become as common as the changing of the seasons. At the time it was unthinkable for a person like Andy who had no criminal record and attended Sunday church services every week to flip out and do such a thing but now it can explained by head shrinker's and serial murder profilers as him not having a happy childhood or not being able to make out with the apposite sex. There's also the fact that the movies and TV shows have become so violent and that music actuality encourages these sort of things, and explained away by those pushing it, that in a way Andy's actions are not as shocking or unpredictable now as they were back then in 1959.


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