Sunday, February 22, 2009


During Burt Reynolds late 70's and early 80's surge, a gritty crime drama he had filmed in the earlier portion of the 70's called "Dan August", had been pushed back into the public eye. In the early 80's, local tv stations would package up some of the old episodes into "mini-movies" and air them in prime time "theme weeks".

They weren't half bad as I remember them, as Reynolds, playing a police detective in a fictional California town, threw his macho-ness around, busted bad guys, and spouted off lines like "Take him upstairs and book him." I don't remember a lot of details outside of "PM Magazine"'s Gary Collins guesting on an episode and the killer theme song.

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