The former star of a cancelled cop TV show solves crimes. Pilot episode for a TV series that was never picked up.
Did You Know?
Upon later cult success, the pilot was, as co-creator and co-writer Robert Smigel
later stated in a retrospective interview concerning the series, the subject of a film offer from an unnamed studio. The offer was of no interest to Smigel, however, as the studio wished to recast the lead character of Lookwell with that of a bigger star, namely Nicolas Cage
. The offer in the end, of course, fell through, because, according to the writer, without Adam West
it simply 'wouldn't work'. See more
Perhaps if you watched a little bit more television you'd be better at your job.
When this pilot was re-aired in 2003 on the Trio network, a few cuts were made to fit in the 22 minute time slot. The biggest difference was the deletion of the epilogue in which Lookwell announces to his class that Jason and Miss Royster were sent to jail for stealing the car. Then, he introduces his two new students who are the Samoan prisoners that Lookwell met earlier in jail. Finally, he shows the class another scene from "Bannigan". See more
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