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|INCIDENT ON A DARK STREET (TV) (director: Buzz Kulik; screenwriter: E. Jack Neuman; cinematographer: Charles Wheeler; editor: Rita Roland; music: Elmer Bernstein; cast: David Canary (Peter Gallagher), Robert Pine (Paul Hamilton Jr), Gilbert Roland (Dominic Leopold), Richard S. Castellano (Frank Romeo), William Shattner (Deaver G. Wallace), James Olson (Joe Dubbs), Murray Hamilton (Edmund 'Ed' Schilling), (Trenier), Kathy Lloyd (Louise Trenier); Runtime: 75; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: E. Jack Neuman; 20th Century Fox; 1973)|
|"Routine crime drama."
Reviewed by Dennis Schwartz
Buzz Kulik ("Warning Shot"/"Villa Rides"/"Shamus") mechanically directs this routine crime drama, that's made for TV. Writer E. Jack Neuman hands in a polished but flat screenplay. It's a by-the-numbers procedural following how the U.S. District Attorney's office operates on a daily basis. The plot centers around a small-time hood who is murdered as he is about to blow the whistle on the syndicate--which is how the title is derived. It was a pilot for a series that would have been titled The Prosecutors, but had no buyers.
Not much to get excited
about, but it's watchable as a mindless time killer.
REVIEWED ON 3/3/2010 GRADE: C
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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