Brock's Last Case (1973)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Richard Widmark is Brock, a salty NYC cop who retires to a small town in California. Brock's plans to become a peaceful orange farmer are interrupted when his Native American ranch hand (Henry Darrow) is accused of murdering the local sheriff. Before long, Brock himself has been appointed sheriff, and has trouble adapting his big-city technique to the less hectic style of his adopted community. Brock's Last Case was supposed to be the pilot for a weekly series. As it turned out, the title was prophetic.

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farmer, farmhand, murder-suspect, Native-American, police-officer, sheriff, small-town