Dempsey and Makepeace (1985)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Dempsey and Makepeace is the two-hour pilot film for the British/American TV series of the same name. Michael Brandon plays Lt. James Dempsey, a Serpico-like Brooklyn cop who is assigned to Scotland Yard. Glynnis Barber portrays Sgt. Harriet "Harry" Makepeace, Dempsey's glamorous but tough new partner. In this opener, Dempsey and Makepeace are assigned the seemingly innocuous case of a missing shipment of caviar--which leads them to a plot to steal nuclear warheads. Presented in two one-hour installments on the Dempsey and Makepeace series, this expository pilot film was curiously not the first episode to be telecast when the series was syndicated in the United States.

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police-officer, American [nationality], assignment, conspiracy, missing, nuclear-weapon, partner, Scotland-Yard, shipment