Very impacting role and story for 1976 TV. I really was taken by Ed Lauter's acting and shamelessness in his character. Also ma sitting out in the car reading her bible while her sons killed and worse was too much. I never forgot Ed Lauter's impressive acting. I was quite familiar with seeing him; but he out did himself in this one. In 1976, TV was jumping the fence in violent content, the Q was being asked "is TV too violent?" this Odessey of Death 2 Part'Er -violence WAS the story here. I liked Police Story for their drama and cast. Another Police Story that left a memorable impression on me was the episode with Vic Morrow. These 2 Police Stories were excellent. It was a pro police show and crime drama. I should not plan to ever see the Police Story with Ed Lauter again; but his very scary portrayal left an impression to me on his acting and paid attention anything he did after. I was in my mid-20's. Just finished Executive Action (1973) and spotted him. That's how we knew Ed Lauter - he truly was everywhere. Unfortunately crimes this bad became the way of life in America.
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