Nightside (1980)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Police Drama  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Action star Doug McClure plays for light humor in Nightside. This turned out to be a wise move on McClure's part, because it's next to impossible to take this made-for-TV cop drama seriously. McClure and Michael Cornelison portray two graveyard-shift L.A. patrolmen who must deal with various crises of varying importance on the eve of the USC/UCLA football game. The bane of the cops' existence are the college students who insist upon pulling pregame pranks on their beat. Intended as the pilot for a series, Nightside was first shown on June 8, 1980, where it lost most of its audience to the competing Tony Awards telecast.



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