Murder My Friend (1970)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Though usually listed as a feature film, Murder My Friend is actually a pastiche of two 60-minute episodes of the 1970 TV series Dan August. Burt Reynolds stars as August, a detective on the Santa Luisa (California) police force. Though not originally intended to be shown in tandem, the two episodes included in this package are thematically linked: Both concern a volatile romance that places Dan August and his friends in jeopardy. "Bullet for a Hero" is the better of the two installments. In this one, a Medal of Honor winner is murdered; the prime suspect is the man's widow (Meg Foster), who is incensed by the fact that her husband had taken up with a Vietnamese girl.

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police-detective, investigation, murder-suspect, romance, widow/widower, husband