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Unknown Trouble 

A rookie LAPD cop has a very busy shift on his first day in the field while a seasoned detective handles an apparent kidnapping involving a young girl.

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Rookie Ben Sherman's first day on the job is with his experienced partner who belittles him due to his silver-spoon upbringing. Their busy day ends with a call to investigate a noise complaint that deteriorates into a shootout. This incident involves a gang that had, earlier in the day, gunned down a teenage boy for no reason. Meanwhile Det Lydia Adams is assigned a missing child case, which appears to be a kidnapping by someone into pre-teen sex. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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9 April 2009 (USA)  »

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The book that the shooting victim's sister is reading in the hospital waiting room is Beloved by Toni Morrison (Ben says that he likes the book and read it for a Black Studies class). Beloved was published in 1987 and won the Pulitzer Prize. In 2006, a panel of writers and critics named Beloved the best work of American fiction of the past 25 years. It is one of the most frequently assigned novels in the American secondary and higher education system. See more »

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Depending on how tight the shot is on the police car and the officers inside, sometimes the rearview mirror on the windshield is in place, sometimes it's been removed to not obstruct the view of the characters as they speak. See more »

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Title card: Only 9,800 police officers patrol the city of Los Angeles, an area of 500 square miles and 4 million people...
[a wounded police officer is taken away by paramedics, and arrests are made following a street shooting; Officer Ben Sherman emerges from an apartment complex and crouches next to a dead man lying in the street, staring at the body]
Crime Scene Photographer: You okay, son?
[Sherman continues staring at the body, oblivious to the question]
Crime Scene Photographer: [insistently] You okay, son?
Narrator: Ben Sherman just finished phase ...
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References Ri¢hie Ri¢h (1982) See more »

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Written by Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies
Performed by Supertramp
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