87th Precinct/Line of Duty

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Line of Duty
Season 1, Episode 5
Airdate October 23, 1961
Written by Ed McBain
Directed by Don Weis
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Line of Duty is the fifth episode of the first season of 87th Precinct, and the fifth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Clarke Bowman (Bobby Mattfield), Walter Burke (Danny Gimp), King Calder (Monoghan), Ben Hammer (Brecht), Vivi Janiss (Mrs. Mattfield), Richard LePore (Karl Harrod), Dal McKennon (Autopsy Surgeon), Anita Sands (Terry), Barbara Turner (Carol Rodale), Margie Regan (Claire Townsend), Alan Dexter (Artie), Stephanie Hill (Helen), Dennis McCarthy (Lab Technician)


Plot Overview

While Kling deals with his emotions after shooting and killing a young armed robber, his fellow detectives go to work searching for the boy's accomplice.


Arc Advancement





The Show

This episode was written by Ed McBain, the author on whose works the series was based.

Behind the Scenes

Guest star Barbara Turner was married at the time to Vic Morrow, who became famous as the star of Combat!, which debuted the following season. Their daughter is movie actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments



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