Det. Keller goes undercover as an ex-con musician to bust a crooked parole officer and his ring of parolees.

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Lola Falana ...
Jackie Sterling
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Wilson Tubbs (as James J. Sloyan)
Hari Rhodes ...
Harry Gates
Ben Frank ...
Scotty
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Captain Rudy Olsen
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Ben Driscoll
William Bramley ...
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James Oliver
Reuben Collins ...
Inspector Bill Tanner
Don Rizzan
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Det. Keller goes undercover as an ex-con musician to bust a crooked parole officer and his ring of parolees.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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7 February 1974 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Inspector Steve Keller: He's the real hardnose, aren't you?
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Well, you've got to keep up the image.
Inspector Steve Keller: Oh that reminds me, I've got to file my report.
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: What report?
Inspector Steve Keller: [Keller points to the bruise on his face] Police brutality.
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Are you kidding?
Inspector Steve Keller: Oh come on!
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: I opened my hand! I did that with my really good hand!
Inspector Steve Keller: Forget it! The first club is you're going to have on your record...
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Oh! My friends give me blemishes.
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Hey Jude
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Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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Good mini-movie!
15 January 2017 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

Very strong episode -- tense clever, well-written, and given a feature-quality "look" by director Richard Donner 4 years before he made SUPERMAN and 13 years before LETHAL WEAPON.

Donner's compositions are spot on. He supplies plenty of "eye candy," shooting his actors on rooftops, in front of picture windows, before bays and bridges, using a minimum of zoom shots (the blight of 70s filmmaking) and a maximum of smoothly choreographed blocking.

And I don't know who the director of photography was on this show but they do some excellent work here.

Finally, it was a particularly clever touch having undercover musician Douglas turn out to be a mediocre horn player.

A less intelligent show would have made him good at it -- which would have been absurd.


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