Police Story (1973–1987)
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Countdown: Part 2 

In the second part of this two part episode, the mob family from Chicago hires an outside killer to go after the police sergeant they blame for the death of one of theirs, while the police search for other connections in the area.

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Richard Benedict

Writers:

Joseph Wambaugh (creator), Mark Rodgers | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vic Morrow ... Sgt. Joe LaFrieda
Tige Andrews ... Blodgett
Laraine Stephens ... Jenny LaFrieda
Scott Marlowe ... Terry Young
Joe Santos ... Sally Pickle
Jennifer Billingsley ... Lorraine
Ina Balin ... Martha Coleman
Anjanette Comer ... Constantina
Ray Danton ... Johnny Landres
Paul Stevens ... Jack Pollard
Lana Wood ... June Lang
Taylor Lacher Taylor Lacher ... Toby O'Brien
John Bennett Perry ... Chick
Mel Scott Mel Scott ... K.T.
Dominique Pinassi Dominique Pinassi ... Vicki
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In the second part of this two part episode, the mob family from Chicago hires an outside killer to go after the police sergeant they blame for the death of one of theirs, while the police search for other connections in the area.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1974 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

LaFrieda mentions prior to trying to arrest the second robber that they did not bring the helicopter, so they'd have to walk in. Vic Morrow would die in 1982 while acting in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) due to a helicopter accident on set. See more »

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When the assassin leaves the school, the passenger side window of the car is down. When the car turns the corner and LaFrieda is shooting, the window is now up. See more »

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6 April 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Countdown" is a two-part episode of "Police Story" and this is the final portion. In part one, a mobster's brother is killed while he's involved in an armed robbery. The mob seems to want the officer who shot him, Sgt. LeFrieda (Vic Morrow) dead. However, instead, part one ends with the bombing of another guy involved in the case--and you know LaFrieda is soon to be a target as well.

Most of part 2 is devoted to LaFrieda and the cops looking for the conspirators involved in murder-for-hire plot. However, the mob is really unfriendly in this one--as they rape and beat up one person who might help them with their personal vendetta. Additionally, they use a very sneaky plan to distract LaFrieda--and the plan involves hitting LaFrieda's wife.

While this is a good followup to part 1, the ending to part 2 just seemed incomplete. See it for yourself and I am sure you'll agree. Good but too many loose ends in this one.


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