Synopsis by Hal Erickson
"Powers Boothe recreates Bogart's famous sleuth" read the ad campaign for the five-part HBO series Philip Marlowe, Private Eye. Hey, how about a little credit for Raymond Chandler, who only created the character of hard-bitten, eloquent gumshoe Marlowe? First telecast April 23, 1983, "Finger Man" was the second 60-minute installment in the series. This time, Marlowe butts heads with City Hall when a government witness is murdered. The dead man was supposed to be under Marlowe's protection; thus, the detective becomes the prime suspect in the killing.
criminal, detective, gangster, government, investigation, investigator, killing, life, man, murder, on-the-run, privacy, private-detective, violence, witness