Police Story (1973–1979)
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Joe Benton is taken off the surveillance squad after being involved in too many stakeouts that ended violently, so Sgt. Barrett drafts him for his narcotics squad investigating the "Mexican Connection."

Director:

Nicholas Colasanto

Writers:

Joseph Wambaugh (creator), Mark Rodgers | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Wainwright ... Sgt. Joe Benton
Linda Cristal ... Estrella Rodriguez
Alejandro Rey ... Metrano
Scott Brady ... Vinnie
Valentin de Vargas ... Freddy Aguilar (as Val de Vargas)
Charles McGraw ... Capt. McKinnes
Chuck Connors ... Sgt. Barrett
Frank DeKova ... Perez (as Frank de Kova)
Lloyd Gough ... Blodgett
Alex Colon ... Raoul Hernandez
Roberto Contreras ... Chavez
Ray Camacho Ray Camacho ... Ochoa
Mel Scott Mel Scott ... K. T.
Mark Giardino Mark Giardino ... Sally
James Almanzar James Almanzar ... Cashier
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Joe Benton is taken off the surveillance squad after being involved in too many stakeouts that ended violently, so Sgt. Barrett drafts him for his narcotics squad investigating the "Mexican Connection."

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1974 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sergeant Benton gets transferred to a nice, easy job!
30 September 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Sergeant Benton (Joseph Wainwright) is a cop who always seems to be where there is trouble. Every time he's on a stakeout, at least one of the suspects is shot...often more. Now it isn't because he's a bad cop...but he does have a habit of being in the center of all the action. So, the captain has had enough and he's transferred to another unit...one where he won't be in the news all the time. However, it turns out the narcotics unit is just as crazy a place and, once again, Benson is in the middle of things.

This is a rather violent episode for "Police Story". It's not gratuitous...but folks do get shot. The story, once it gets going, is not all action and gunfire and it's an enjoyable story about the unit's attempt to get a big time Mexican kinpin (Frank DeKova) on American territory so they can arrest him. Worth your time.

By the way, this episode was directed by Nick Colasanto...the actor famous for playing 'Coach' on "Cheers".


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