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Barney Miller (1975-82)

Captain Barney Miller (Hal Linden) tries to remain sane while leading the 12th Precinct’s detectives: crochety, nearing-retirement Jewish-American Philip K. Fish (Abe Vigoda); naive but goodhearted Polish-American Det. Stanley “Wojo” Wojciehowicz (Max Gail); ambitious, arrogant African-American Det. Ronald “Ron” Nathan Harris (Ron Glass); philosophical, wisecracking Japanese-American Nick Yemana (Jack Soo); and dauntless Puerto Rican Chano Amanguale (Gregory Sierra).

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Man Who Saved the World, The (2011)

The order of the day was mutually assured destruction. I was 5 months old. The US Navy was adept at detecting Soviet submarines. Little did we know, his submarine had a nuclear torpedo. It was a hydrogen bomb. It had 80% odds of working. The Navy dropped some practice depth charges on it. They were just inviting it to surface. His Captain and his KGB political officer were ready for Armageddon and thought it it started.

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Strange Illusion (1947)

Strange Illusion is a 1945 American film noir. This thing is a budget B. If there is any better copy of this, it isn’t mine. It’s still worth a watch. Reminiscent of a time when movies didn’t cost a hundred million bucks but had actual talent. It’s an Ulmer movie, that might get your attention about a man who is afraid of his mother’s boyfriend. Good performances and a decent plot.

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