Dan August: The Relative Solution (1971)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Detective Film  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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When Burt Reynolds metamorphosed into the biggest star in Hollywood, many of his earlier efforts were sent back into distribution. The Relative Solution is one of several jerry-built "feature films", comprised of episodes from Reynolds' 1970 TV series Dan August. Our boy Burt, of course, stars as Santa Luisa (California) police detective Dan August, while Norman Fell, Ned Romero, Richard Anderson and Ena Hartman costar as Dan's professional cohorts. The two 60-minute episodes included in The Relative Solution are "Dead Witness to a Killing", originally telecast January 28, 1971, and "Days of Rage", which was first shown March 25, 1971. Martin Sheen and Monte Markham guest in "Dead Witness", in which an eyewitness to a murder committed by an ambitious assistant DA is killed by a sniper. Diana Hyland is seen in "Days of Rage", wherein a group of revolutionaries is victimized by a mysterious murderer.



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