The Last of the Good Guys (1978)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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If it hadn't been a TV movie, Last of the Good Guys might have made a good episode of Car 54 Where Are You? The main good guy is rookie cop Dennis Dugan, who is assigned to take over for an ailing veteran police officer. When the replaced officer dies, Dugan realizes that the man's widow will never receive his maximum pension. Thus, Dugan and three fellow cops contrive to convince "by the book" desk sergeant Robert Culp that the dead man is still alive. Like many films of its era, Last of the Good Guys strives for political correctness by drawing the four compassionate cops from diverse ethnic and sociological backgrounds: One black (Ji-Tu Cumbaka), one Indian (Hampton Fancher), one Asian (Richard Narita), and one ex-hippie (Dennis Dugan, of course).



deception, pension, police-officer, rookie, widow/widower