1 9 8 1 (USA)
5 x 60 minute episodes
This short-lived CBS crime drama starred Josh Taylor as Frank Riker, a tough unconventional San Francisco cop who does what he wants but gets the job done. After 11 years, the SFPD decides enough is enough and gives him the option of retirement or a desk job.
His old ex-cop friend Brice Landis (Michael Shannon) – who now works in the Attorney General’s office – offers Frank a secret undercover role.
Stories are planted in the press portraying Riker as an outcast cop who was busted for his unorthodox methods.
The five hour-long episodes followed Riker’s dangerous undercover assignments, replete with the requisite car chases, fist fights, beatings and shootouts.