Police Story (1973–1987)
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Police Woman Lisa Beaumont joins Sgt. Crowley's vice squad. Their target is an illegal gambling operation. The operation is run by Carl Vitale and Lisa goes undercover to get inside the ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Benedict

Writers:

Joseph Wambaugh (creator), Robert L. Collins (as Robert Collins) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Angie Dickinson ... Lisa
Bert Convy ... Crowley
Cesare Danova ... Harold
Peter Brown ... Lloyd
Joseph Campanella ... Vitale
Corinne Calvet ... Annabelle
Jeff Morrow ... George
Ed Bernard Ed Bernard ... Styles
Charles Dierkop ... Royster
John Kerr ... Dr. Ullman
Jay Adler ... Taglivini
Kirk Mee Kirk Mee ... The Cop
Herb Armstrong ... Jesse Carter
Jimmy Lydon ... Gambler
Tony Giorgio ... Cashier
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Police Woman Lisa Beaumont joins Sgt. Crowley's vice squad. Their target is an illegal gambling operation. The operation is run by Carl Vitale and Lisa goes undercover to get inside the ring to win Vitale's trust. The police soon learn they could bust something much bigger than just Vitale when they discover he runs several private casinos all over town. Written by tomtrekp

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1974 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Angie Dickinson (Lisa) and Joseph Campanella (Carl) would appear together 3 years later in Police Woman: Angela (1976). Both times his character was involved in organized crime and both times hers was a police officer. See more »

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Followed by Police Woman (1974) See more »

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"Police Woman"....kind of.
3 April 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This episode of "Police Story" should seem pretty familiar for folks who remember the 1970s. This is because the story is an early version of the TV show "Police Woman". Her character's name changed but Angie Dickenson essentially plays the same lady she played in this later series. And, some of the supporting characters are the same folks who were on the TV series. The biggest difference here is that the part played by Burt Convey in this show was played by Earl Holliman in the television series. Regardless, both are about a pretty lady who goes to work in the field because she was bored by desk work. I cannot really compare the quality of this episode to "Police Woman" as I only saw a few episodes of this Dickenson series. But even then, the parallels are obvious and its obvious that "The Gamble" is a pilot for "Police Woman".

While I did not hate the episode like one of the other reviewers did, this one was a very weak episode. Much of it was the writing...which was very substandard. Some of the dopier scenes included a guy who got his arms run over by a steamroller to teach him a lesson!! In fact, unlike most installments of "Police Story" this one seems more salacious and silly than realistic. Still enjoyable...but it's not a particularly good episode.


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