Hawkins (1973–1974)
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Murder in the Slave Trade 

Hawkins defends a star football player who is accused of killing his team's owner, a man who was apparently hated by plenty of other people as well, including his wife.

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writers:

David Karp (creator), Robert Hamner
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
James Stewart ... Billy Jim Hawkins
James Luisi ... Andy Tyler
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Ernie Fisk
Dick Gautier ... Scotti
Ellen Weston Ellen Weston ... Ellen Vincent
Stephen McNally ... William Hardy Vincent
Robert Sampson ... Neal Carlson
Joseph Hindy ... Assistant DA Coletta
Mayf Nutter Mayf Nutter ... Jeremiah Stocker
Peter Mark Richman ... Paul Forbes
Clark Howat ... Accountant
Stacy Keach Sr. ... Dr. Wyatt
Byron Morrow ... Judge
John Milford ... Sgt. Wesley Ames
Chick Hearn Chick Hearn ... Basketball Announcer
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Hawkins defends a star football player who is accused of killing his team's owner, a man who was apparently hated by plenty of other people as well, including his wife.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1974 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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You Gotta Be A Football Hero
4 December 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

James Stewart's next case as Billy Jim Hawkins takes him to Chicago where his old co-star from Winchester 73 Stephen McNally dies in a whirlpool bath. It's ruled a homicide and the police take disgruntled and aging linebacker James Luisi is pegged as the killer by the cops.

I have to say that acting honors for the guest cast go to Luisi who is quite touching in his portrayal of a man who in college "majored in football" and now has to worry about a living. McNally offered to keep him around as a glorified gofer something he considers worse than nothing.

McNally treated everyone that way so there is a nice list of suspects. The eventual killer unmasked Perry Mason style in court is not one you would normally suspect.

I'd watch this one for Stewart and Luisi especially where Stewart gives him the logical next step in his life.


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