This brief revival of the 1960s cop thriller continued the adventures of Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire. By now, Burke was a widower with a son, Peter, who ... See full summary »

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Gene Barry ...  Chief Amos Burke 27 episodes, 1994-1995
Peter Barton ...  Peter Burke / ... 27 episodes, 1994-1995
Bever-Leigh Banfield ...  Lily Morgan 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Dom DeLuise ...  Vinnie Piatte 20 episodes, 1994-1995
Danny Kamekona ...  Henry 18 episodes, 1994-1995
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This brief revival of the 1960s cop thriller continued the adventures of Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire. By now, Burke was a widower with a son, Peter, who was a detective under his command. The revival continued many of the hallmarks of the old show: glamorous backgrounds, convoluted plots and big-name guest stars. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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USA

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English

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7 January 1994 (USA) See more »

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La ley de Burke See more »

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Pasadena, California, USA

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Spelling Television See more »
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| (27 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The Rolls is back
30 May 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I well remember the first incarnation of Burke's Law with Gene Barry as the rich old money cop who came to crime scenes in his Rolls-Royce and after an hour of time visiting the guest star lineup inevitably solved the crime. It was a great show for two seasons and then someone had the bright idea to make Amos Burke a secret agent. Show never made it after that.

Thirty years later Amos Burke is with the LAPD again and is now a senior consultant as befitting a senior citizen. He got married and widowed in the interim and had a son. The son grew up to be Peter Barton and he's now a homicide cop with the LAPD.

Now they both go to crime scenes in style. At least Gene Barry does. Barton preferred more understated modes of transportation.

It was a nice show, but I guess it was too late to get this souffle to rise again.


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