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"Death is a Four-Letter Word"
AIRDATE: 11.06.85


WHAT SAID:  

The investigation of a 17-year-old porno actress's murder is hampered by her uncle (Christopher Stone), a cop obsessed with nailing the killers himself.

SYNOPSIS:  

When Wendy, the 17-year-old niece of detective Max Brodsky is found dead, Hooker asks permission to personally handle the case. Police records show drug involvement, solicitation charges and arrest for being a public nuisance as well as being involved in a pornographic film ring. Meanwhile, producer Arnold Parton and Lester, his "star," are after Janet, Wendy's friend, who witnessed her murder. Brodsky decides to take matter into his own hands, and arranges to meet with Janet. Lester follows Brodsky to their meeting place and shoots Janet, leaving her in a coma. Mary Ellen, a porno star who knew Wendy, is arrested and she offers to help. She gives Stacy some contacts and from them Stacy is able to seet up a meeting with Lester who takes an immediate liking to her. Across town, the vice squad busts a pornographic film lab and comes up with a piece of film taken of Wendy's death. In the meantime, Stacy meets up with Lester who takes her to meet Parton. Stacy pulls a scam on Parton threatening him with the work print roll of Wendy's death. Hooker and Corrigan move in when they learn Brodsky is on the premises. Fearing for Stacy, they arrest Parton while Brodsky confronts Lester who stabs him. Lester is arrested, and Brodsky admits that he shouldn't have interfered, but it was his niece and he wasn't able to stand by and do nothing.

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GUEST STARS:

John Calvin
"Lester"

Linda Carol

"Janet"

Jere Fields
"Gigi"

Jonathan Goldsmith
"Arnold Parton"

Diane Hoyes
"Wendy"

Rosanna Locke
"Mary Ellen"

Doug Mears
"Nick"

Raymond Singer
"Nathans"

Christopher Stone
"Det. Max Brodsky"

Debbie Young
"Laurel"


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