Detectives investigate a series of murders of homeless men along the piers.


(as Robert Collins)


(creator), (teleplay) (as Jerry Ludwig) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Linda Keitlinger
... Detective Giacino
... Chuck
... Willy
... Lt. Galvin
... Capt. Eagle
... Drivas
... Chris Massey
... Sgt. Bill Keitlinger
... Elwood Fraser
Ryan MacDonald ... Noonan
... Guard
... Deputy District Attorney
Flora Plumb ... Gail
... Rhodes (as Dan Keough)


Detectives investigate a series of murders of homeless men along the piers.

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26 November 1974 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Lawman (1958) reunion: Lt. Galvin is played by John Russell, who 16 years earlier starred as Marshal Dan Troop. Peter Brown plays womanizer Chuck. He played Deputy Johnny McKay in the series. R.G. Armstrong, who plays a homicide suspect, also appeared in the series twice. None of the three share any screen time. See more »

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A marriage that certainly is NOT made in Heaven!
1 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

This installment of "Police Story" has a very unusual cast...not just the number of stars but the types of actors and actresses in the show. It stars William Shatner, Michael Learned, Dean Stockwell, Aldo Ray, John Russell and Larry Storch.

The show begins with Sergeant Keitlinger (Shatner) and Detective Giacino (Stockwell) investigating yet another bludgeoning death of a wino. This makes three so far...and more are sure to come.

On top of this, Mrs. Keitlinger is showing signs that she's in trouble. She's beginning to drink more and it might be because she is lonely and her husband overworks. Is she an alcoholic...or a woman crying out for help...or both?! As for the Sergeant, he isn't exactly fact, he's anything but. In fact, he's so absorbed by his job that he seems one step away from cracking up as well.

One way that "Police Story" is a great police show is that unlike most cop shows (then as well as now), the emotional toll of the job on the cops as well as their families is often discussed. This story shows two people who are hurting and self-destructive...part of the emotional toll the job sometimes takes on everyone. Now this isn't to say it's a great episode (Shatner tends to over-emote at times). It's well worth seeing, though some might object to the very, very vague ending....and you wonder what will happen next.

By the way, if you watch this one, get a load of Dean Stockwell's haircut!'s something to behold. I can only assume he was cutting the dark.

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