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Robert Crawford

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I can't wait to see this again.

THE BLUE KNIGHT (1973)
NEW 2018 1080p HD Master!
Run Time 188:00
Subtitles English SDH
Sound Quality DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English
Aspect Ratio ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.33:1, 4 X 3 STANDARD
Product Color COLOR
Disc Configuration BD 50

Oscar®-winner* William Holden made his first major TV appearance in decades with this landmark adaptation of Joseph Wambaugh’s depiction of life on the LAPD beat. Nominated for five Emmys® and winning three (including an acting award for Holden), The Blue Knight pioneered “novels for television” and told the story of LA cop Bumper Morgan (Holden) and his final week before retirement. The years have taken their toll on Bumper, both within and without, but this tarnished chevalier of the streets is still dedicated to protecting the public that he mistrusts from the criminal elements in its midst. There are just a few things Bumper needs to get done before collecting his pension and getting married to college instructor Cassie Walters (Lee Remick), chief among them solving a vicious murder. Holden toplines a terrific ensemble cast that includes Joe Santos, Sam Elliott, Anne Archer and Eileen Brennan.

 
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I remember the TV series, but I thought the TV movie was better which is why they did a TV series.

I'm sure it is, but I was 6 when the movie hit, so it wasn't something that would've registered with me at that age.

I was old enough to hear about the TV show when it debuted - not sure I ever watched it, but I knew it existed...
 

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I'm sure it is, but I was 6 when the movie hit, so it wasn't something that would've registered with me at that age.

I was old enough to hear about the TV show when it debuted - not sure I ever watched it, but I knew it existed...
I only watched the TV series occasionally as I was in college during its brief run.
 

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I remember Wambaugh being more pleased with George Kennedy's depiction of Bumper in the TV series than Holden's, saying that Kennedy was exactly how he described the character and that Holden was "too handsome" to be Bumper. Wambaugh liked Holden's performance, though.
 

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