In the Line of Duty: Street War (1992)


220px-In_the_line_of_duty_street_war“No, they don’t need grass cops anymore, nobody comes out on the grass…they make too good a target.” – Det. Dan Reilly

Number of Times Seen – 2 (23 Dec 2004 and 10 May 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A look at the hard life of beat cops and detective patrolling the areas of NYC where the crime rates keep going up.

My Take on it – This is yet another made for TV movie that feels too long and dragged out.

What could have been done quite well in a one hour procedural is destroyed by trying to make it a movie.

Too many lapses in the story and the pacing is not done right to keep things interesting enough.

Perhaps one of the worst of the In the Line of Duty Series.

Very nice cast is utilized here, but with a poorly written script, there wasn’t much they could do.

Peter Boyle, Ray Sharkey , Michael Boatman, Courtney B. Vance and Mario Van Peebles are all great actors, but the story here is too thin to let any of them shine.

Bottom Line – Could’ve worked even better on numerous TV shows for a one hour slot instead of stretching it out so much.  Nice to see some great actors here, but none of them do better than average with the material they are given here.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Filming took place in Atlanta, Georgia, and Brooklyn, New York. (From Wikipedia)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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