Police Story (1973–1987)
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Year of the Dragon: Part 1 

Det. John Darrin uses his experience in Chinatown to find the gang members who robbed a restaurant and killed one of the employees.


Virgil W. Vogel


Joseph Wambaugh (creator), Mark Rodgers | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Culp ... Detective John Darrin
Wayne Maunder ... Detective Fred Webber
Laraine Stephens ... Laura Darrin
Edward Binns ... Lieutenant O'Brien
Godfrey Cambridge ... Willis Johnson
Joe Garagiola ... Det. Crownshield (as Joseph Garagiola)
JoAnna Linn JoAnna Linn ... Gloria Liu (as Jo Anna Linn)
Benson Fong ... Attorney William Liu
Jack Soo ... Bruce Chan
Ken Swofford ... Officer Turner
George Chiang George Chiang ... Soon Bok
Frank Michael Liu ... Officer John Quo
Max Showalter ... John Barron
Brian Tochi ... Louis Han
Evan C. Kim Evan C. Kim ... Jerry Fong (as Evan Kim)


Det. John Darrin uses his experience in Chinatown to find the gang members who robbed a restaurant and killed one of the employees.

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21 January 1975 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Part one of two.
14 March 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

A few episodes of "Police Story" were two-part shows. And, as such, they are more like movies than the usual episodes.

These shows star Robert Culp as Detective John Darrin, a tough cop who works Chinatown in Los Angeles. I say tough because he's willing to work with hookers, slugs a vicious suspect and even smokes up some evidence in order to help his case. As for the case, the show begins with some masked Asians committing a robbery and murdering a guy. There is a witness but the Chinese gangs seem more than willing to kill her to prevent her from testifying. This particular episode ends with the brother of the girl getting arrested...and Darrin is still looking for a suspect.

Overall, a very good episode...let's hope part two is as gritty and exciting.

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