Police Story

NBC (ended 1977)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 5

    Monster Manor (remake)

    Aired 12/3/88

  • S 6 : Ep 4


    Aired 11/26/88

  • S 6 : Ep 3

    The Watch Commander

    Aired 11/12/88

  • S 6 : Ep 2

    Gladiator School

    Aired 11/5/88

  • S 6 : Ep 1

    The Cop Killers

    Aired 10/29/88

  • Cast & Crew
  • Angie Dickinson

    Lisa Beaumont

  • Scott Brady


  • Jeff Morrow


  • Ted Gehring

    Red Bauer

  • Frederick Herrick

    Youth #1

  • show Description
  • Police Story was created by former Los Angeles policeman Joseph Wambaugh. After retiring from the force, he wrote two highly successful novels about police operations, The New Centurions and The Blue Knight. He served as consultant on this show to ensure its authenticity. The stories probed with the psychological problems and effects that police work had on the force. Three episodes of Police Story went on to become serieses of their own: Police Woman, The Return Of Joe Forrester, and David Cassidy - Man Undercover. Although Police Story was an anthology, several characters occasionally made return appearances. The most notable examples are Tony Calabrese and Bert Jameson. The realism and exceptional story telling made this the cop show of its time.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (8)

    • Lloyd Day: (to detective Lisa Beaumont from a hospital bed) They broke my legs. If I tell the cops, they'll break my everything.

    • Det. Pete Royster:(after hearing Joseph Campanela's character sing The Look Of Love to Angie Dickenson's character on a hidden mic) That's terrible!

      Det. Joe Styles: Bad actor's sing better than that.

    • Sgt. Crowley: A prostitute has a good week when her pimp doesn't beat 'er up and gives her enough bread to buy a pair of shoes.

      Lisa: What do I do when I get up there.

      Sgt. Crowley: You make her believe.

      Lisa: What if she makes me.

      Sgt. Crowley: Back to the desk.

    • Sgt. Crowley: This isn't Vegas, these games are illegal. They can do what they want. Nobody's about to complain.

    • Tatum: I've been married three times I know what it is to get nagged.

    • Tatum: Well I've gotta say I've taken quite an interest in you, Bentley. Ya know what you got? You got the makings...of another Dillinger.

    • Tatum: We're peace officers...ya hear? Peace officers. You went up there to start a war!

    • Dan Belmont: (after shooting Billy Bob) Now he's rehabilitated.

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    Notes (8)

    • Its work does not normally reach this magnitude, but it was SWAT that was involved in the siege against members of the SLA last month in Los Angeles.

    • This episode was also known as "The Hunters".

    • Pilot for the series Police Woman.

    • This episode was the spin off for the short lived series "Joe Forrester".

    • Dick Butkus was known as the ferocious linebaker who wore #51 of The Chicago Bears Football team from 1965 to 1973. He is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and got into acting after his retirement from football.

    • Sylvester Stallone became well-known for playing "Rocky" the fighter and "Rambo" the war hero in movies bearing these names.

    • Anne Lockhart is The daughter of Actress June Lockhart and the Grandaughter of actor Gene Lockhart.

    • This episode was the pilot for the series David Cassidy - Man Undercover.

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    Trivia (5)

    • Actress Pat Crowley makes a cameo appearance in this episode of Police Story as Earl Holliman's girl friend. When Holliman goes on to star in Police Woman, the character's name he takes is Lt. Bill Crowley.

    • Earl Holliman played Sgt. Charlie Ryan in this episode of Police Story. He would soon get cast as Sgt. and then Lt. Bill Crowley in the Police Story spin-off Police Woman.

    • This episode was filmed as the pilot for the series Police Woman but was aired as the first season closer of Police Story. Angie Dickinson's character's name in the pilot was Det. Lisa Beaumont but became Det. Sgt. Suzanne "Pepper" Anderson after the show was picked up.

    • Joseph Campanella sings Burt Bacharach's The Look Of Love to Angie Dickinson in the bar scene. Dickinson was married to Bacharach at the time of filming.

    • Nicole Kallis, the young girl who plays Angie Dickinson's silent sister in The Gamble is in real life, the daughter of Police Story producer Stanley Kallis.

    Allusions (2)

    • Vitale: The look of love is in your eyes, a look your smile can't disguise. The look of love, it's saying so much more than words could ever say. And what my heart has heard, well, it takes my breath away.

      In a scene where Joseph Campanella's character is attempting to put the move on Angie Dickinson's character, Campanella, when given a cool shoulder, sings the first verse of Burt Bacharach's The Look Of Love.

    • Danny Ludwig, in a sneer to youth camp's O'Heirly after he trashes all the beds in his ward "Aw c'mon. You know there's no such thing as a bad boy" (other camp inmates join in laughing) in mockery of 1938's "Boys Town", starring Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney.

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Best Police Drama of All-time!

    By DenverFieldman, Jul 02, 2013

  • how do you watch the episodes or does the site lie when it says quote watch the full episodes of police story unquote

    By actuateis, Jul 11, 2009

  • This show brought us into the life of LAPD officers in a way no other show has done.

    By MGalea, Jun 14, 2008

  • A television series that looked at the lives and duties of police officers.

    By frank91165, Nov 17, 2007

  • A fantastic cop show from former cop turned writer Joseph Wambaugh.

    By vicmackey31, Apr 19, 2006

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