Boomtown (2002–2003)
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Insured by Smith & Wesson 

Two men rob a sporting goods store and hold everyone inside hostage. After hearing that one of the hostages inside is a former 80s TV star whose role inspired him to become a cop, Ray decides to go inside in an effort to save the day.

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Detective Joel Stevens
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David McNorris
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Detective Bobby 'Fearless' Smith
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Officer Ray Hechler
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Andrea Little
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Teresa Ortiz
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Officer Tom Turcotte
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Les Van Buren
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Reggie Flood (as Fredric Lane)
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Spath
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Captain Ronald Hicks
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Cherie Hechler
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Mary Claire Rogers
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Chet
Joseph Devens ...
Neil Flood (as Joey Spillers)
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Two men rob a sporting goods store and hold everyone inside hostage. After hearing that one of the hostages inside is a former 80s TV star whose role inspired him to become a cop, Ray decides to go inside in an effort to save the day.

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"Riptide"
1 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

The interesting thing about this episode was use of footage from the '80s series "Riptide" recast as the fictional TV series "Insured by Smith & Wesson". It was a rather clever re-editing and done well. Joe Penny plays an assistant manager at a Wal-Mart style sporting goods store in this episode of "Boomtown". He was once an actor that starred as a PI in an old TV show. Now he is the inside man on a store robbery gone bad. He slowly realizes that through this he may resuscitate his career and recapture some old glory. Perry King shows up in the "Riptide" footage only. It was fun to see "Riptide" resurrected if only briefly some 15 years after it was canceled. An interesting twist to a so-so TV show.


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