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Luis Contreras

  • Sep 18, 1950 - Jun 20, 2004 (age 53)
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2004
Luis Contreras
PersonalJune 2004

Luis Contreras

Luis Contreras passed away.
2000
Missing Pieces
MovieFeb 6, 2000

Missing Pieces

Atticus goes to Mexico to unravel the reason behind his his …
Atticus goes to Mexico to unravel the reason behind his his son's suicide. As he tries to overcome his own feelings over his son's death, Atticus discovers it might not be a suicide at all and tries to uncover the mystery.
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Across the Line
MovieFeb 1, 2000

Across the Line

A small-town sheriff falls in love with a Latina illegal …
A small-town sheriff falls in love with a Latina illegal immigrant who witnessed a murder on the Texas border.
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1999
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie
MovieMay 22, 1999

Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie

Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: …
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: The Movie is the 1999 TV movie of the well-known TV series Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman directed by James Keach and written by Beth Sullivan.
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1998
Award1998

Outstanding Latino Cast in a Made-for-T…

Won award for "Foto-Novelas".
ALMA Award
Nomination1998

Outstanding Latino Cast in a Made-for-T…

Nominated for "Foto-Novelas".
ALMA Award
1996
Last Man Standing
MovieSep 14, 1996

Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing is a 1996 American gangster-action …
Last Man Standing is a 1996 American gangster-action film written and directed by Walter Hill and starring Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, and Bruce Dern. It is a credited remake of Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo.
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1994
Dead Man's Revenge
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MovieApr 15, 1994

Dead Man's Revenge

Bitter and vengeful fugitive Luck Hatcher, dignified former …
Bitter and vengeful fugitive Luck Hatcher, dignified former slave turned bounty hunter Jessup Bush, and wily deputy U.S. Marshal Bodine all converge in a small town so they can hatch an ...
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1993
Geronimo: An American Legend
MovieDec 2, 1993

Geronimo: An American Legend

Geronimo: An American …
Geronimo: An American Legend is a 1993 historical western film starring Wes Studi, Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, and Matt Damon in an early role. The film, which was directed by Walter Hill, is based on a screenplay by John Milius. It is a fictionalized account of the Apache Wars and how First Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood convinced Apache leader Geronimo to surrender in 1886.
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The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
TV ShowAug 27, 1993

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

The Adventures of Brisco …
The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., often referred to as just Brisco or Brisco County, is an American weird western television series created by Jeffrey Boam and Carlton Cuse. It ran for 27 episodes on the Fox network starting in the 1993–94 season. Set in the American West of 1893, the series follows its title character, a Harvard-educated lawyer-turned-bounty hunter hired by a group of wealthy industrialists to track and capture outlaw John Bly and his gang. Bruce Campbell plays Brisco, who is joined by a colorful group of supporting characters, including Julius Carry as fellow bounty hunter Lord Bowler and Christian Clemenson as stick-in-the-mud lawyer Socrates Poole.
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Rio Diablo
MovieFeb 28, 1993

Rio Diablo

Rio Diablo released.
Blood In, Blood Out
MovieFeb 5, 1993

Blood In, Blood Out

Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago …
Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on how a violent crime and the influence of narcotics alter their lives. Miklo is incarcerated and sent to San Quentin, where he makes a "home" for himself. Cruz becomes an exceptional artist, but a heroin addiction overcomes him with tragic results. Paco becomes a cop and an enemy to his "carnal", Miklo.
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1991
Dollman
MovieNov 27, 1991

Dollman

Brick Bardo (Tim Thomerson) is a traveller from outer space …
Brick Bardo (Tim Thomerson) is a traveller from outer space who is forced to land on Earth. Though regular-sized on his home planet, he is doll-sized here on Earth, as are the enemy forces who have landed as well. While Brick enlists the help of an impoverished girl and her son, the bad guys enlist the help of a local gang. When word leaks out as to his location, all hell breaks loose. Brick is besieged by an onslaught of curious kids, angry gang members, and his own doll-sized enemies, and he must protect the family who has helped him and get off the planet alive.
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Suburban Commando
MovieJun 21, 1991

Suburban Commando

Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, et …
Shep Ramsey is an interstellar hero, righting wrongs, et cetera. His ship is damaged after a fight with an interstellar nasty, and he must hide out on Earth until it can recharge. He leaves his power suit at home, but still finds himself unable to allow wrongs to go unrighted, and so mixes it up with bad drivers, offensive paperboys, muggers and the like. Then the family, with which he's staying, finds his power suit, and the father tries it on.
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1990
The New Adam-12
TV ShowSep 24, 1990

The New Adam-12

Adam-12 (also known as The New Adam-12) is a syndicated …
Adam-12 (also known as The New Adam-12) is a syndicated revival of the 1968–1975 series of the same name. Like the original, this program focused on the daily jobs and lives of two police officers whose patrol car is designated "Adam-12". This time, the officers assigned to Adam-12 were Matt Doyle (Ethan Wayne) and his partner Gus Grant (Peter Parros).This series ran two 26-episode seasons consecutively for 52 straight weeks, so although it had two seasons it ran for one calendar year. The New Adam-12 was paired up with another revival of a Jack Webb television series: The New Dragnet. Both revivals were considerably different from the originals and can be considered revivals in name only.
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El Diablo
MovieJul 22, 1990

El Diablo

El Diablo is a 1990 comedy/Western film …
El Diablo is a 1990 comedy/Western film directed by Peter Markle, starring Anthony Edwards and Louis Gossett, Jr. It was co-written by Tommy Lee Wallace and John Carpenter, Carpenter also served as the film executive producer. It has since gained a cult following.
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1989
After Midnight
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MovieNov 3, 1989

After Midnight

Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a …
Horror anthology about a college professor (Zada) teaching a course called "The Psychology of Fear". He brings his students (including psychic McWhirter) to his home, one dark and stormy night to tell scary stories. The first involves a young couple whose car breaks down by an old, abandoned house. The second has four trendy teenage girls getting lost in a bad part of town, and chased by a pack of vicious dogs. Last, we have Helgenberger confronting a stalker at the answering service where she works the night shift.
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1988
Red Heat
MovieJun 14, 1988

Red Heat

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a …
A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
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Sunset
MovieApr 29, 1988

Sunset

Whilst making a silent film about the life of the legendary …
Whilst making a silent film about the life of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, veteran actor 'Tom Mix' (Bruce Willis) discovers that the real Earp ('James Garner') is on the film set as a technical advisor. The two become friends, but when a murder takes place, the two become partners and set about tracking down the killer.
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1987
Walker
MovieDec 4, 1987

Walker

Walker is a 1987 American-Spanish historical/satirical …
Walker is a 1987 American-Spanish historical/satirical film directed by Alex Cox and starring Ed Harris, Richard Masur, René Auberjonois, Peter Boyle, Miguel Sandoval, and Marlee Matlin. The film is based on the life story of William Walker, the American filibuster who invaded and made himself president of Nicaragua. It was written by Rudy Wurlitzer and scored by Joe Strummer, who has a small role as a member of Walker's army.
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Werewolf
TV ShowJul 11, 1987

Werewolf

Werewolf is an American horror series, and one of the …
Werewolf is an American horror series, and one of the original shows in the Fox network's broadcast line-up during its inaugural season of 1987–1988. The show follows the adventures of Eric Cord (John J. York), a college student transformed into a werewolf who undergoes a quest to rid himself of his curse by killing the apparent originator of his 'bloodline,' a drifter named Janos Skorzeny (the character's name is a reference to the name of the vampire in the classic TV film The Night Stalker) played by Chuck Connors (in his last television role). While pursuing Skorzeny, Cord himself is pursued by the persistent bounty hunter "Alamo" Joe Rogan (Lance LeGault). Later, Cord hunts Nicholas Remy (Brian Thompson), the real originator of the bloodline.
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Straight to Hell
MovieJun 26, 1987

Straight to Hell

A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to …
A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of ...
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Extreme Prejudice
MovieApr 24, 1987

Extreme Prejudice

When they were kids Texas Ranger Jack Benteen used to be …
When they were kids Texas Ranger Jack Benteen used to be best friends with drug kingpin Cash Bailey. At present, however, the only element linking them together is Jack's girlfriend Sarita, who used to be with Cash. She returns to Cash as a voluntary hostage to make certain that Jack keeps his hands off the drug lord's operation. On top of that, there is a meticulously planned drug bust, in which both Jack and Cash butt heads with CIA-funded paramilitary Maj. Paul Hackett, following his own agenda.
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1986
Big Trouble
MovieMay 30, 1986

Big Trouble

Big Trouble is a 1986 American comedy film. It was director …
Big Trouble is a 1986 American comedy film. It was director John Cassavetes' last film. He took over from screenwriter Andrew Bergman (who was going to direct). The cast reunited Peter Falk and Alan Arkin, co-stars of The In-Laws, also featured Beverly D'Angelo, Charles Durning and Valerie Curtin.
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1985
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
MovieJul 26, 1985

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

The cartoonish and childish …
The cartoonish and childish character Pee-wee Herman goes on a big adventure for the first time ever when his beloved shiny new bicycle is stolen by his nemesis Francis Buxton, a fellow man-child and neighborhood rich "kid." And he sets off on an obsessive cross-country journey, determined to recover it. Pee-wee's awkward and childish attempts to be cool and mature.
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1984
1st & Ten
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TV ShowDec 2, 1984

1st & Ten

1st & Ten is an American sitcom that aired between …
1st & Ten is an American sitcom that aired between December 1984 and January 1991 on the cable television network HBO. Featuring series regulars Delta Burke and veteran Reid Shelton, it was one of cable's first attempts to lure the lucrative sitcom audience away from the "Big Three", by taking advantage of their freedom to include occasional cursing and nudity.
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Hunter
TV ShowSep 18, 1984

Hunter

Hunter is an American crime drama created by Frank Lupo, …
Hunter is an American crime drama created by Frank Lupo, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. It starred Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall. The title character Sgt. Rick Hunter was a wily, physically imposing, often rule-breaking homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The show's main characters, Hunter and McCall, resolved many of their cases by lethal force, but no more so than many other related television dramas.
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Airwolf
TV ShowJan 22, 1984

Airwolf

Airwolf was an American television series that ran from 1984 …
Airwolf was an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. The program centers on a high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew as they undertake various exotic missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War theme.
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Night Court
TV ShowJan 4, 1984

Night Court

Night Court is an American television sitcom that aired …
Night Court is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from January 4, 1984, to May 31, 1992. The setting was the night shift of a Manhattan municipal court, Criminal Court Part 2, presided over by a young, unorthodox judge, Harold T. "Harry" Stone (played by Harry Anderson). The series was created by comedy writer Reinhold Weege, who had previously worked on Barney Miller in the 1970s and early 1980s.
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Riptide
TV ShowJan 3, 1984

Riptide

Riptide is an American TV detective series that ran on NBC from …
Riptide is an American TV detective series that ran on NBC from January 3, 1984 to August 22, 1986, starring Perry King, Joe Penny, and Thom Bray. The series was created by Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell, and produced by Stephen J. Cannell Productions in association with Columbia Pictures Television for NBC. The main theme was composed by Mike Post and Pete Carpenter. A mid-season replacement, it debuted as a two-hour TV movie in early 1984. After its cancellation, reruns were aired on the USA Network during the late 1980s.
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1982
48 Hrs.
MovieDec 8, 1982

48 Hrs.

Billy Bear breaks Albert Ganz out of prison and the two go on a …
Billy Bear breaks Albert Ganz out of prison and the two go on a violent crime spree leaving several people dead. Police detective Jack Cates wants to bring them to justice. He secures the release of a convict named Reggie Hammond, a former partner of Ganz, for 48 hours. Ganz ends up kidnapping Hammond's girlfriend in order to recover the $500,000 Hammond stole from him.
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Knight Rider
TV ShowSep 26, 1982

Knight Rider

Knight Rider is an American television series created and …
Knight Rider is an American television series created and produced by Glen A. Larson. The series was originally broadcast on NBC from 1982 to 1986. The show stars David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a high-tech modern crime fighter assisted by KITT, an advanced artificially intelligent, self-aware and nearly indestructible car. This was the last series Larson devised at Universal Television before he moved to 20th Century Fox.
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Tales of the Gold Monkey
TV ShowSep 22, 1982

Tales of the Gold Monkey

Tales of the Gold Monkey is …
Tales of the Gold Monkey is an American adventure drama series broadcast in prime time on Wednesday nights by ABC from September 22, 1982 until June 1, 1983. The series featured the romance of early aviation, exotic locales, and cliff-hanging action. It was aired following the success of the film Raiders of the Lost Ark the previous year.
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T.J. Hooker
TV ShowMar 13, 1982

T.J. Hooker

T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program …
T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title role as a 15-year veteran police sergeant. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 13, 1982, on ABC and ran on the network until May 4, 1985. The show was then picked up for a further single season by CBS.
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Barbarosa
MovieFeb 19, 1982

Barbarosa

A young cowboy hooks up with a legendary outlaw, and before …
A young cowboy hooks up with a legendary outlaw, and before long both are on the run from the law.
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1981
Falcon Crest
TV ShowDec 4, 1981

Falcon Crest

Falcon Crest is an American prime time television soap opera …
Falcon Crest is an American prime time television soap opera that aired for nine seasons on CBS from December 4, 1981 to May 17, 1990. The series revolved around the feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti/Channing family in the Californian wine industry. Jane Wyman starred as Angela Channing, the tyrannical matriarch of the Falcon Crest Winery, opposite Robert Foxworth as Chase Gioberti, Angela's nephew who returns after the death of his father. The series was set in the fictitious Tuscany Valley (modeled after the Napa Valley) northeast of San Francisco.
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Simon & Simon
TV ShowNov 24, 1981

Simon & Simon

Simon & Simon is an American detective television series …
Simon & Simon is an American detective television series that originally ran from 1981 to 1989. The series was broadcast on CBS, and starred Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker as two disparate brothers who run a San Diego private detective agency.
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The Fall Guy
TV ShowNov 4, 1981

The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy is an American action/adventure television …
The Fall Guy is an American action/adventure television program produced for ABC and originally broadcast from November 4, 1981, to May 2, 1986. It starred Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, and Heather Thomas as Hollywood stunt performers who moonlight as bounty hunters.
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Hill Street Blues
TV ShowJan 15, 1981

Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that aired …
Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that aired on NBC in primetime from 1981 to 1987 for 146 episodes. The show chronicled the lives of the staff of a single police station located on the fictional Hill Street, in an unnamed large city, with "blues" being a slang term for police officers for their blue uniforms. The show received critical acclaim, and its production innovations influenced many subsequent dramatic television series produced in the United States and Canada. Its debut season was rewarded with eight Emmy Awards, a debut season record surpassed only by The West Wing. The show received 98 Emmy nominations during its run.
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1980
Borderline
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MovieOct 31, 1980

Borderline

Jeb Maynard is a patrolman guarding the U.S.-Mexican …
Jeb Maynard is a patrolman guarding the U.S.-Mexican border, whose partner and buddy Scooter has just been murdered. Maynard knows that a smuggler of illegal aliens is responsible for Scooter's death, but the feds insist that drug dealers committed the crime. If this villainous smuggler is going to be caught, Maynard is going to have to do the dirty work himself.
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The Long Riders
MovieMay 15, 1980

The Long Riders

The Long Riders is a 1980 American western film …
The Long Riders is a 1980 American western film directed by Walter Hill. It was produced by James Keach, Stacy Keach and Tim Zinnemann and featured an original soundtrack by Ry Cooder. Cooder won the Best Music award in 1980 from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards for this soundtrack. The film was entered into the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.
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1979
1941
MovieDec 13, 1979

1941

Hysteria grips California in the wake of the bombing of Pearl …
Hysteria grips California in the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. An assorted group of defenders attempt to make the coast defensible against an imagined Japanese invasion, in this big budget, big cast comedy. Members of a Japanese submarine crew scout out the madness, along with a Captain in Germany's Kreigsmarine (Navy).
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1978
The Incredible Hulk
TV ShowMar 10, 1978

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on …
The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character The Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as Dr. David Bruce Banner, Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, and Jack Colvin as Jack McGee.
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1977
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
MovieNov 15, 1977

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the …
Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey, and François Truffaut. It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue-collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with an unidentified flying object (UFO).
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CHiPs
TV ShowSep 15, 1977

CHiPs

CHiPs is an American crime drama television series that …
CHiPs is an American crime drama television series that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977 to May 1, 1983. It followed the lives of two motorcycle officers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The series ran for 139 episodes over six seasons, plus one reunion TV movie in October 1998.
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Soap
TV ShowSep 13, 1977

Soap

Soap is an American sitcom that originally ran on ABC from …
Soap is an American sitcom that originally ran on ABC from September 13, 1977, until April 20, 1981. The show was created as a night-time parody of daytime soap operas, presented as a weekly half-hour prime time comedy. Similar to a soap opera, the show's story was presented in a serial format and included melodramatic plot elements such as alien abduction, demonic possession, murder, and kidnapping. In 2007 it was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME", and in 2010, the Tates and the Campbells ranked at number 17 in TV Guide's list of "TV's Top Families".
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1976
Quincy, M.E.
TV ShowOct 3, 1976

Quincy, M.E.

Quincy, M.E. (also called Quincy) is an American medical …
Quincy, M.E. (also called Quincy) is an American medical mystery-drama television series from Universal Studios that aired from 1976 to 1983 on NBC. Jack Klugman stars in the title role, as a Los Angeles County medical examiner who routinely engages in police investigations.
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1974
Police Woman
TV ShowSep 13, 1974

Police Woman

Police Woman is an American television Police procedural …
Police Woman is an American television Police procedural starring Angie Dickinson that ran on NBC for four seasons, from September 13, 1974, to March 29, 1978.
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1973
Police Story
TV ShowSep 25, 1973

Police Story

Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that …
Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that aired on NBC from 1973 through 1978. The show was created by author and former police officer Joseph Wambaugh and was described by The Complete Directory of Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows as "one of the more realistic police series to be seen on television." It was produced by David Gerber and Mel Swope.
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1950
Luis Contreras
BirthSeptember 1950

Luis Contreras

Luis Contreras was born.
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