Tod and Buz, in Boston for a day of leisure, interrupt an odd acting man who is attempting to steal their Corvette. Buz, seeing the man is an addict, wants to drop the matter but Tod ...
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Tod and Buz, in Boston for a day of leisure, interrupt an odd acting man who is attempting to steal their Corvette. Buz, seeing the man is an addict, wants to drop the matter but Tod insists the man be arrested. When it is confirmed the man is a junkie, Tod decides to try and get him clean. Buz has the burden fall on him. Written by
This was one of George Maharism favorite episodes. See more »
While Buzz and Todd are on the way out of town (away from the shrimp boats) they stop at place in the road where the water is quite close to the side of the road. Once out of the car they stand by the water talking. As the conversation continues some books float by. Todd says they are Charlotte's books; thrown over the side of her shrimp boat. The books are floating from above their direction of travel toward the direction they came from. Since these books are supposed to belong to Charlotte the direction of travel is all wrong. See more »
One of the most grimly intense entries of the series. Buzz and Tod help heroin addict Arnie (Duvall) kick the habit. These scenes are especially graphic and compelling. In fact, both Maharis and Duvall get extended histrionic scenes where they show their abundant acting chops. And catch Duvall's many addiction tics that really distinguish the entry from its more conventional contemporaries. I may be wrong, but I wouldn't be surprised this was the first TV show to deal explicitly with hard drug addiction and withdrawal. All in all, the 60-minutes are really a Duvall showcase, foreshadowing his exemplary movie career. Too bad, however, we don't see more of Mike Kellin as the cop. He's so compelling in a tailor-made role. And shouldn't forget Monroe-like Diana Millay as Charlotte who mostly gets to decorate the scenes with two of the tightest outfits to get past TV censors. Anyhow, it's a harrowing hour of unusual TV, best viewed when feeling especially secure.
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