Police Woman (1974–1978)
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Night of the Full Moon 

Pepper acts as a decoy to capture a schizophrenic young man who strangles middle-aged women.


Alvin Ganzer


Robert L. Collins (creator) (as Robert Collins), Don Balluck


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Angie Dickinson ... Sgt. Suzanne 'Pepper' Anderson
Earl Holliman ... Lt. Bill Crowley
Charles Dierkop ... Det. Pete Royster
Ed Bernard Ed Bernard ... Det. Joe Styles
John David Carson ... Tommy Shaw / Charlene Parker
Lisa Hartman ... Evelyn
Sarah Cunningham Sarah Cunningham ... Helen Shaw
Woody Chambliss Woody Chambliss ... Martin Shaw (as Woodrow Chambliss)
Betty Kean Betty Kean ... Charlene's Landlady
John Megna ... Stan
David Rini David Rini ... Rudy
Ollie O'Toole Ollie O'Toole ... Miller
Al Hopson Al Hopson ... Proprietor
William Whitaker William Whitaker ... Murray
Mimi Cozzens ... Barbara


Tommy Shaw is a troubled young schizophrenic. His father and sister, Charlene, were killed when he was a young boy and his mother, unable to deal with her daughter's death, dresses her son in dresses in an effort to resurrect her dead daughter. Tommy's mother becomes ill and dies when Tommy is an adult, and to cope with the anger of his mother dying a natural death rather than he being able to kill her, his deceased sister "takes over" his body and begins to murder elderly women by strangulation with a chain. He keeps a secret apartment that his live-in girlfriend does not know about, where he keeps dresses and wigs to prowl the streets at night to find his victims under the disguise of Charlene. To "show" his deceased mother that he has killed "her" again, he collects their credit cards and leaves them on a display for his dead mother to "see". His girlfriend, Evie, becomes weary of where he is spending his nights and weekends when he claims he is working out at the gym or hiking. So... Written by JDC fan

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Release Date:

28 December 1976 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Lisa Hartman's TV debut. See more »

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Good story for strong performances
24 October 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

The subject has nothing exceptional but I highly appreciated this episode. The lead evil character is fascinating as a sort of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; a young man with a regular girl friend who suddenly impersonates a gal and kills women in the streets at night. I repeat, the topic is everything but new but, I don't know why, I enjoyed this story. Especially the sequence where the murderer disguised as a poor woman is attacked by street hoods. Useless to say that the punks had a very bad surprise and me a very good one. Bad guys versus an even worst bad guy...Once in a while with this series, you can have interesting stories if you watch the episodes closely enough.

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