In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance (1994)

“My god! Tom was investigating the preparations for his own murder! ” – Jack Lowe

Number of Times Seen – Three times (TV in the 90’s, 30 May 2004 and 6 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – After a detective begins to close in on a group of thieves that target wealthy proprietors in the area, the gang decides to try and kill him.

My Take on it – This is a film that was made as part of the series of made for TV movies in the late 80’s and 90’s about true stories of police officers killed in the line of duty.

This film takes one of those stories and shows both sides of how things played out in this tragedy.

The movie allows the viewer to see how a detective can get so involved in his case that he might not notice other things that occur around him.

The cast of this film is great with Michael Gross, Dean Stockwell, Bruce A. Young and Mary Kay Place all helping to make the story come across in a more powerful and poignant way.

The film also shows how the police force can become a family and how they will embrace the children of those slain officers in trying to help them get through difficult times.

The film gives numerous perspectives of how a tragedy like this can affect family and friends of a police officer while showing how important it is for them all to stick together in these kind of situations.

Despite being a made for TV film, they find some great ways to keep things tense and thrilling.


Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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