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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.


E.W. Swackhamer


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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


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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July 1991 (USA) See more »

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Broadway Video See more »
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


References Happy Days (1974) See more »

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Hee hee!
7 September 2003 | by Rusty-61See all my reviews

My husband saw a clip from this on the Adam West Bio and

hunted it down on eBay. It was worth every cent, and actually gets

funnier every time I watch it. It's obvious, if you know and

appreciate Conan OBrien's sense of humor, that he had a good

hand in the writing. Adam West is perfectly cast and for those of

you who thought he had no sense of humor about himself...just

watch. Words can't do it justice... down to the last detail, this pilot is

hilarious and if I think for too long about the fact it didn't get picked

up, I wnt to bang my head against the wall (or bette yet, bang some

network exec who makes these genius decisions against a wall).

I defy anyone with a sense of humor to sit through this without

giglling uncontrollably in the first 5 minutes (at least once).

10/10 stars. Hunt it down or wait till it's on Trio again...it's worth it,

trust me.

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