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Everybody's Favorite Bagman 

The assault of a city councilman uncovers a scandal involving organized crime, elected city officials, and a deputy police commissioner.

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... Max Greevey
... Mike Logan
... Donald Cragen
... Ben Stone
... Paul Robinette
... Adam Schiff (credit only)
... D.A. Alfred Wentworth
... Eddie Cosmatos
... Anthony Scalisi
... Conti
Michael Wikes ... Lasco
... Alice Halsey
Debra Stricklin ... Alicia Heslin
Ron Foster ... William Jefferson
... Assistant U.S. Attorney John McCormack (as W.H. Macy)
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Sergeant Greevy and Detective Logan investigate a knife attack on city councilor Chuck Halsey, the apparent victim of a mugging and they eventually arrest two black teenagers. They deny stabbing the man admitting only to robbing him while he lay there. Greevy had heard rumors that Halsey was once a bag man collecting the take at the criminal courts but the man's reputation in recent years has been clean. An eye witness leads them to a mob hit man, Tony Scalisi, who agrees to wear a wire in return for a lesser charge. Halsey had been called as a witness in a federal investigation into parking contracts and it appears that police Deputy Commander William Jefferson, one of ADA Robinette's childhood heroes, may be implicated in the crooked scheme. Stone seeks the assistance of the FBI but their sting doesn't quite go down as planned. Written by garykmcd

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30 October 1990 (USA)  »

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Actor Trey Wilson, who played Eddie Cosmatos, died in January 1989, nearly two years before this episode aired. See more »

Goofs

In a scene where Stone and Robinette are talking in Stone's office, Stone puts on a raincoat during the conversation. In the shot where Stone faces the camera, the collar of the raincoat is down. In the shot where Stone has his back to the camera, the collar of the raincoat is up. See more »

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[In a run-down Harlem apartment building]
Little Girl: Are you The Man?
Det. Sgt. Maxwell "Max" Greevey: We sure are, honey.
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Featured in 'Law & Order': The Beginning (2002) See more »

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"I hate media cases"
23 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

George Dzundza had it right when he says he hates media cases when the eyes of the public are on your every move. That's what happens when a councilman is found strangled and clinging to life on one of our city streets.

This councilman got to where he is by being a bag man in the good old days before the powers that be tapped him for public office. What was thought to be a street mugging is really an organized crime hit that Dzundza and Chris Noth uncover.

A couple of elected officials are involved and a popular minority police commander who Richard Brooks says is a neighborhood hero. It's all about a city contract for parking meters and who can get an inside track.

The pilot was a good one as the 20 year run indicated.


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