The Two-Five (1978)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Detective Film, Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This 1978 TV movie was the first of two pilots for a cop series titled--yes--Two-Five The title refers to a woebegone Big City precinct where all the malcontents and misfits on the force are transferred. The latest arrivals at Two-Five are undercover cops Don Johnson ("introduced" in the ad copy as a "bright new comedy star") and Joe Bennett, who have recently capped their many mistakes by arresting the mayor's mother during a gambling raid. The boys try to toe the line, but those pesky criminals just won't go away, most notably a drug kingpin whom Johnson and Bennett have been trying to nail for years. The Two-Five was followed in 1979 by another 90-minute pilot with the same title and the same cast, but with a different director (Jules Irving).

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bad-guy, criminal, detective, good-guy, honor [recognition], partner, redemption, rookie, trapped