Police Inspector Paul Fein (Bronson) copes with family troubles while also dealing with the possibility of advancement to police chief. Meanwhile, his son (Joe Penny) is investigating the murder of a banker.
Chief inspector Paul Fein and his eldest son inspector Ben Fein investigate the double murder on banker Phillip Chandler, whose family is also in politics, and his wife. Their first suspect, heir Evan Chandler, is found murdered in his car. Paul is likely to succeed the chief of police who is about to retire, but then finds he was involved in a major drug-related corruption web, and when he chief is killed becomes the rage of various accusations; even taken off the case, Paul and Ben keep investigating, forcing a fiscal investigator to collaborate. Junior son Eddie Fein feels guilty for failing to save his partner's life, even if officially cleared, and saves Caroline Chandler's life.Written by
The "Family of Cops" television trilogy was the only TV-movie series that Charles Bronson ever appeared in (he had his own weekly TV series, Man with a Camera (1958), in 1958. His "Death Wish" series were theatrical films, not made-for-TV films). See more »
"Wahat did you just say, man? A flick, with BOTH Joe Penny and Charley Bronson starring in it?" This was my reaction when a friend one day noticed this picture in our local videostore. A gift from above, indeedy! This story's got no plot what so ever, but the characters strikes me as pure brilliance- thank you, Sheldon, for bringing us such an actionpacked story in such a delicate wrapping! It is pure delight to watch Pennys 'iwanttobeBruceWillis' facts and questionable gesticulations, especially in the touching scene were he shares his mistakes in the force with the viewers. And his family of cops, of course... Watching Bronson, in what might be one of his last movies, makes me shiver with respect and nostalgia. This man, this symbol of action and mistaken manhood, has been working hard since the 50's, and that's not hard to tell. the man is tired, no doubt about it. But a big actor? Indeed!
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