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memories of the ’80s – Cagney & Lacey

Opposites made the difference when these two New Yorkers paired up and took to the streets to protect and serve in Cagney & Lacey.  Created by Barbara Avedon and Barbara Corday, the duo initially wanted to make a buddy film … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Starsky & Hutch

An ex-New Yorker and a quiet guy from Minnesota became a police duo in sunny California in the series Starsky & Hutch.  Created by William Frederick Blinn and produced by Spelling Goldberg Productions, the show was based on Blinn’s observations … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Baretta

An oddball cop who got the job done – in the 1970s Baretta was a unique cop show. Played by Robert Blake, Det. Anthony (Tony) Baretta lived in a non-descript apartment with his cockatoo Fred, and is a regular undercover … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Die Hard

Taking on the bad guy and trying to woo back your wife – well for John McClane that’s just another day in Die Hard. Directed by John McTiernan, Die Hard was based on the novel Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Dirty Harry

This crime thriller forever solidified the image of a cop on a mission thanks to its star Clint Eastwood who played Dirty Harry. Directed by Don Siegel, Dirty Harry is about Harry Callahan, a tough police homicide inspector in San … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Telly Savalas

Who loves you baby?   Fascinated by television from day one, I routinely watched tv with my parents, exploring their new world in North America. We regularly watched tv together, flipping back and forth in our two channel universe. No … Continue reading

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