The Last Precinct (1986)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this pilot film for the short-lived satirical TV series The Last Precinct, a group of misfit police-academy rejects are given one final opportunity to distinguish themselves in the field of law enforcement when they are assigned to the LA's seediest and most woebegone precinct, the 56th. Under the diligent but ineffectual leadership of Captain Rob Wright (Adam West), these losers-in-blue immediately ingratiated themselves to their higher-ups by stealing a sheriff's drug-sniffing dog, which leads them to the headquarters of a drug ring--and possible redemption if they can make an arrest without killing themselves in the process. Inasmuch as Stephen J. Cannell was the prime instigator of The Last Precinct, NBC had such high hopes for the property that the network scheduled its two-hour premiere on January 26, 1986, right after the Super Bowl telecast. But to no avail: Though picked up as a weekly series, The Last Precinct was mustered out after only six episodes.



blindness [physical], dog, drug-ring, drugs, gangster, handicap, kidnapping, lawman, officer, outlaw [Western], police, police-dog, precinct, ring [jewelry], rival, sheriff