A white Los Angeles street cop adopts a black orphan.




1976   1975  


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Complete series cast summary:
...  Officer Frank Murphy 13 episodes, 1975-1976
...  Lucas Adams 13 episodes, 1975-1976


An unmarried, middle-aged and overweight Los Angeles beat cop (Frank) is forced to adopt a street-smart young black orphan (Lucas) after the cop catches the boy shoplifting. During the chase, Frank had an asthma attack which could get him taken off the street and behind a desk if his bosses were to find out about it, so Lucas blackmails Frank into putting in a good word for him at his trial. The judge then forces Lucas into Frank's custody. Their differences in ages and culture is the object of most of the comedy. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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4 December 1975 (USA)  »

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Mein Freund Taffdi  »

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1.33 : 1
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Pleasant and entertaining
22 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

The fellow from the British Isles seems to not understand American humor, just as many people on this side of the pond are without a clue when viewing the British brand. Charlie did a fine job, and the review finds fault where fault doesn't lie. Admittedly, the writing left much to be desired (boiler plate scripts), but the consummate theater professional, Charlie) has nothing to be ashamed of, and made the most of what was presented to him. From his early life in Highland Falls, New York, to service for his country and the world during World War II, Mr. Durning has lived a full and rewarding life. The Cop and the Kid was an early attempt to utilize what has proved to be his gift of the combination of humor and pathos.

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