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Burke's Law 

This brief revival of the 1960s cop thriller continued the adventures of Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire. By now, Burke was a widower with a son, Peter, who ... See full summary »

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James L. Conway
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gene Barry ...  Chief Amos Burke 27 episodes, 1994-1995
Peter Barton ...  Peter Burke / ... 27 episodes, 1994-1995
Bever-Leigh Banfield ...  Lily Morgan 19 episodes, 1994-1995
Dom DeLuise ...  Vinnie Piatte 19 episodes, 1994-1995
Danny Kamekona ...  Henry 17 episodes, 1994-1995
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This brief revival of the 1960s cop thriller continued the adventures of Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire. By now, Burke was a widower with a son, Peter, who was a detective under his command. The revival continued many of the hallmarks of the old show: glamorous backgrounds, convoluted plots and big-name guest stars. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La ley de Burke See more »

Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA

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Spelling Television See more »
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Runtime:

| (27 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Lost in a time warp
9 August 2002 | by purakekSee all my reviews

I love detective stories. I saw them all: Murder She Wrote, Diagnosis Murder, even the short-lived Blacke's magic. The revived Burke's Law would have been a welcome addition, if not for the derivative style. It's the same plot device over and over again, a murder, one suspect leading Burke and Son to another suspect, then finally calling all suspects in one room and Burke eliminating the non-murderers before naming the real one. Even Agatha Christie knew how to manipulate the storyline so it wouldn't be the same story as the last one. Sadly, the new Burke's Law was just trying to be the next Murder She Wrote without the variety. It feels like it's trapped in the 1930's, like those cozy murders in an English cottage.

The only positive thing: it's in color!


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