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Lookwell (1991)

The former star of a cancelled cop TV show solves crimes. Pilot episode for a TV series that was never picked up.

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E.W. Swackhamer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam West ... Ty Lookwell
Ron Frazier Ron Frazier ... Detective Kennery
Ann Weldon Ann Weldon ... Hyacinth
Todd Field ... Jason
Bart Braverman ... Alberti
Deborah Richter ... Miss Royster
Brian Bradley Brian Bradley ... Alex
Jeff Austin ... Desk Sergeant
Chris Barnes Chris Barnes ... Rental Agent
John Capodice ... Phil
Molly Cleator Molly Cleator ... Casting Director
Brixton Karnes ... Actor #2 (as Brick Karnes)
Sal Lopez ... Manny
John Riggi ... Ben
Steve Schubert Steve Schubert ... Policeman #1
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The former star of a cancelled cop TV show solves crimes. Pilot episode for a TV series that was never picked up.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1991 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

The set for Ty Lookwell's home has a bust of Shakespeare that's a duplicate of the one in Wayne Manor, concealing the "Access to Bat-Cave via Bat-Poles" controls, in _"Batman" (1966/II)_ See more »

Quotes

Ty Lookwell: Pay no attention; I'm just a crazy old vagabond.
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Alternate Versions

When this pilot was re-aired in 2003 on the Trio network, a few cuts were made to fit in the 22 minute time slot. The biggest difference was the deletion of the epilogue in which Lookwell announces to his class that Jason and Miss Royster were sent to jail for stealing the car. Then, he introduces his two new students who are the Samoan prisoners that Lookwell met earlier in jail. Finally, he shows the class another scene from "Bannigan". See more »

Connections

References Banacek (1972) See more »

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Funny, if you get it
13 May 2006 | by pfelonSee all my reviews

This show is really about Adam West. His deadpan delivery and obliviousness to his own shortcomings (or maybe it's denial, tough to tell from just one episode) is really what fuels the comedy here. It's campy and hilarious, but it's mostly a specific type of humor and while there are some jokes that deviate from this basic strategy, the show is not a conventional sitcom (which relies heavily on one-liners). The show is about characterization, specifically that of Lookwell. If you see him interacting with someone for 30 seconds and don't find it funny, it's not for you. If you like West's portrayal as Mayor West on Family Guy, you'll probably find this pilot hilarious and I'd recommend trying to find it online.


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