Most Wanted (1976–1977)
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Pilot 

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | Episode aired 21 March 1976
A rapist/killer who preys on nuns prompts the mayor of Los Angeles to create a special task force headed by Linc Evers. Can they catch the killer before he strikes again?

Director:

Walter Grauman

Writer:

Laurence Heath
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Stack ... Captain Linc Evers
Leslie Charleson ... Lee Herrick
Shelly Novack ... Charlie Benson
Tom Selleck ... Tom Roybo
Marj Dusay ... Jean Evers
Jack Kehoe ... Phil Benedict
Sheree North ... Melissa Dawson
Roger Perry ... Harkness
Percy Rodrigues ... Mayor Dan Stoddard
Fred Sadoff ... Goldberg
Kitty Winn ... Sister Beth
Don Calfa ... Del Vecio
Robert Doyle Robert Doyle ... Frank Deauville
Richard Lawson ... Carl Webster
Gloria McMillan Gloria McMillan ... Sister Ann
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Pilot for the short-lived TV series about a special police unit, among them a dedicated homicide detective, a female psychologist, an undercover cop, and an electronic gadgetry expert, tracking down a merciless serial killer whose victims include Catholic nuns. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1976 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

[referring to the pot in Linc's hand]
Mayor Stoddard: Coffee?
Lincoln Evers: Not really.
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Above average TV effort.
19 January 2002 | by whirlycatSee all my reviews

One early example of TV's treatment of a sensitive subject that became more popular in the 90's. The film follows the efforts of a police task force trying to catch a serial killer who preys on nuns. Robert Stack seems stuck in his "Elliot Ness" persona, with a few extraneous personal details thrown in to make the "Evers" character seem unique. The plot is better than the characterization. The members of Evers' task force include a pre-Magnum Tom Selleck, and although efforts are made to bring them to life, there simply isn't enough time. The subject matter is handled very carefully, but this is an adult film and is part of the genre that includes the works of Thomas Harris and the recent deluge of "Cops After Heinous Serial Killer" films. Considering its place in history, I'd rate it 7 out of 10. One wonders if it wasn't originally conceived as a pilot for a new series. It would have been ahead of its time.


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