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.

Director:

Peter Werner

Writers:

Graham Yost (creator), Chris Brancato (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Donnie Wahlberg ... Detective Joel Stevens
Neal McDonough ... David McNorris
Mykelti Williamson ... Detective Bobby 'Fearless' Smith
Gary Basaraba ... Officer Ray Hechler
Nina Garbiras ... Andrea Little
Lana Parrilla ... Teresa Ortiz
Jason Gedrick ... Officer Tom Turcotte
Joe Penny ... Les Van Buren
Fredric Lehne ... Reggie Flood (as Fredric Lane)
Brian Goodman ... Spath
Dorian Harewood ... Captain Ronald Hicks
Shannon Sturges ... Cherie Hechler
Sharon Sachs ... Mary Claire Rogers
Larry Joshua ... Chet
Joseph Devens 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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"Riptide"
1 April 2006 | by fdixon-3See 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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