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To Kill a Cop (1978)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 10 April 1978
Earl Eischied is a man with his hands full. As the Chief of Detectives in New York City, he is trying to break up a group of black militants that are on a crime spree, including the killing of a police officer.

Director:

Gary Nelson

Writers:

Ernest Tidyman (written for television by), Robert Daley (novel)
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Don Baker ... Chief Earl M. Eischied
Desi Arnaz Jr. ... Martin Delahanty
Christine Belford ... Agnes Cusack
Scott Brady ... Inspector James Gleason
George DiCenzo ... Captain Cornworth
Eddie Egan ... Chief Ed Palmer
Alan Fudge ... Ralph O'Connor
Nathan George ... Charles
Roosevelt Grier ... Albert Hoyt (as Rosie Greer)
Julius Harris ... Detective Baker
Robert Hooks ... Captain Pete Rolfe
Eartha Kitt ... Paula
Diana Muldaur ... Agnes Cusack
Alan Oppenheimer ... Captain Finnerty
Milton Selzer ... Myron Klopfman
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Storyline

Earl Eischied is a man with his hands full. As the Chief of Detectives in New York City, he is trying to break up a group of black militants that are on a crime spree, including the killing of a police officer.

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police | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Htypiste ton batso! See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was the prequel for the short lived Eischied (1979) series which premiered in September 1979. See more »

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Horribly predictable legal drama
25 January 2003 | by sonofpfunkSee all my reviews

Although there is character development, it's unlikely that you will care about any of these people. Decent, yet predictable plot.

Pros: -Slightly above average plot -The legal jargon is interesting

Cons: -Acting is sub-par -Characters are lame (you won't care about them) -Ending is very, very weak

Surprisingly, though, I did watch the entire thing. therefore: 5/10


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