Night Heat

Season 3 Episode 22

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Aired Thursday Nov 19, 1987 on CTV
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Former mid-South police officer Bill Hecht is on temporary assignment to the prosecutor's office to protect mobster Jerry Laws, who has agreed to testify against his boss. Bill is shot and seriously wounded in an attack at a restaurant owned by Laws' friend, who is murdered in the shooting. Laws is then passed over to Lt. Hogan's department for protection where Kevin and Frank grudgingly accept the assignment to protect Elaine's star witness from harm.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Walker Boone

    Walker Boone

    Jerry Laws

    Guest Star

    Lynne Adams

    Lynne Adams

    Linda Laws

    Guest Star

    Geza Kovacs

    Geza Kovacs

    Jake Rudy

    Guest Star

    Susan Hogan

    Susan Hogan

    Nicole (Nickie) Rimbaud

    Recurring Role

    Sean McCann

    Sean McCann

    Lt. Jim Hogan

    Recurring Role

    Eugene Clark

    Eugene Clark

    Det. Colby Burns

    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (4)

      • (opening commentary)
        Tom: Jerry Laws, one of the last of the old style wise guys. He cut his teeth in the sixties on black market cigarette operations and numbers rackets and graduated to become the first lieutenant in Jake Ruddy's crime family. So naturally when someone like Laws breaks the mob's code of silence, it becomes something of a media event. Like the situation we have here tonight, when we worry and fret that the media figure we've created for ourselves might have been shot, while we gloss over the good cop who was.

      • Frank: It bugs me all this noise about Laws. The guy's nothing but a cheap hood. I mean he's only giving up Ruddy to save his own lousy neck anyway.
        Tom: Well, it's a matter of perspective Frankie. I mean, your cheap hood is his Robin Hood. And he's the guy nobody's been able to touch: rival gangs, tax department, the police department; even his boss failed. That's why Laws is nailing him.
        Kevin: Somehow I remember the Robin Hood a little bit differently.
        Tom: Yeah.

      • (at Nikki's Bar)
        Frank: Hey come on Tommy, give it a break, OK? We're having a rough night here.
        Tom: So am I. Every time I ask someone a question tonight, they're closing me out.
        Kevin: If I could tell you something, I would. Can we leave it at that?
        Tom: NO! Look, I mean, if you don't have enough respect for the press to give them some kind of official statement at least you could talk to me, you know, as a friend. Come on. Off the record.
        Kevin: Off the record? As your friend?
        Tom: Well, yeah.
        Kevin: As a friend, off the record, I would advise you to drink your milk and shut up. Save you and me a lot of grief.

      • (closing commentary)
        Tom: People expect a media figure like Jerry Laws to be larger than life, invulnerable. But with real people it's very different, no matter who they are, no matter what they allow themselves to believe. In real life, there are always cracks in even the most impregnable suit of armor. For someone like Jerry Laws, a man whose armor was tempered by a life full of violence and cruelty, these cracks became gaping fissures that opened right to the core of the man, straight into his heart.

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      • Robin Hood
        Robin Hood is an outlaw figure in English folk tales whose story originates from the 13th Century. Today, he is generally known as a man who robs from the rich and gives to the poor and fights against injustice and tyranny. He has been the subject of several movies, television series, plays, books and comics.

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