Police Story (1973–1979)
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One of Our Cops Is Crazy 

Sgt. Paul Cazenovia uses highly unconventional, albeit successful, methods in his undercover narcotics unit, but his lieutenant thinks he is crazy. It doesn't help that Paul refuses to stay behind his desk while he's under suspension.

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Paul Cazenovia (as Gabriel Kaplan)
Frank Campanella ...
Alex Pallentine
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Pike Harriman
Jack Rader ...
Sergeant Byron
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Russell Felts
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Lieutenant Alfred Thornwood
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Sgt. Goshen
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Judge Farrell
Paul Larson ...
Capt. Falconer
Eda Reiss Merin ...
Moria Pallentine
Frank Geraci ...
Chet Pallentine
Luke Andreas ...
Hale Eddy
Ed Garrabrandt ...
Bertie Yonkers (as Edward Garrabrandt)
Larry Ellis ...
Vance
Howard Honig ...
Dr. Hoosick
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Sgt. Paul Cazenovia uses highly unconventional, albeit successful, methods in his undercover narcotics unit, but his lieutenant thinks he is crazy. It doesn't help that Paul refuses to stay behind his desk while he's under suspension.

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1 March 1977 (USA)  »

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Gabe Kaplan in "Police Story"?!
15 April 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Gabe Kaplan is definitely an odd choice to play the lead in this installment of "Police Story". He is Sgt. Paul Cazenovia...an undercover narcotics officer who DEFINITELY is quirky and weird. In many ways, he's like a combination of Serpico and a stand-up comedian. Well, this combo does NOT sit well with his supervisor, Lt. Thornwood (Norman Fell) and while the Captain is out on sick leave, Thornwood does everything he can to annoy Cazenovia. First, he assigns him to desk duty pending a visit with the police psychologist. Second, after coming out of that interview with flying colors, he keeps him on desk duty. Obviously the Lieutenant is not thrilled with the Sergeant's style...though he also seems oblivious to the man's arrest record. Eventually, the Captain is returning to work...and he might just have to settle this impasse.

As I watched the show, I could understand the Lieutenant's viewpoint. Sure, Cazenovia was successful but man did he annoy! Some folks who see this installment of the show might love Kaplan and his anarchic humor...others might just find him like a walking migraine! Worth seeing but a disappointment.


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