Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave (1996)





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Not only is the teeming metropolis of Isola in the grips of its worst heat wave in history, but the city is also in the thrall of a serial rapist who is targeting his previous victims. Hoping to stop the predator in his tracks, police detective Eileen Burke (Erika Eleniak) goes undercover, posing as one of those prior victims -- only to be raped for real by the elusive assailant. Thus does the search for the perpetrator become a personal mission, especially for Eileen's detective boyfriend, Bert Kling (Paul Johansson). Along the way, the media's culpability in making celebrities out of scumbag criminals is carefully scrutinized, dissected, and condemned. Inspired by Evan Hunter's popular "87th Precinct" novels (written under Hunter's nom de plume , Ed McBain), this made-for-TV thriller features most of Hunter's familiar recurring characters, among them detectives Meyer Meyer (Paul Ben-Victor) and Steve Carella (Dale Midkiff), as well as Carella's deaf-mute wife, Teddy (Andrea Ferrell). Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave made its ABC network bow on January 12, 1997.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Hearst Entertainment & Syndication


Dale Midkiff
as Det. Steve Carella
Erika Eleniak
as Det. Eileen Burke
Julie Stewart
as Janet Huntley
Michael Gross
as Lt. Byrnes
Paul Johansson
as Det. Bert Kling
Lynne Cormack
as Karen Jenson
Louise Vallance
as Margaret Grayson
Carolyn Dunn
as Judy Connors
Paul Ben-Victor
as Det. Meyer Meyer
Ron Kuhlman
as Allan Slocum
Ian D. Clark
as Jerry Piper
Marc Gomes
as Det. Arthur Brown
Victor Ertmanis
as Repairman
Tsui Mung-Ling
as Peggy Chang
Annie Kidder
as Marian Piper
Nancy Leishman
as Shirley Tolman
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Quaid is wasted in this dull-as-dishwater crime drama.

May 16, 2005

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Full Review… | November 7, 2002

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