Riley was a prototype for later blue-collar sitcom characters like Ralph Kramden and Fred Flintstone.
In this episode of One Step Beyond, a man is known by everyone on a small Mediterranean island that he has never visited. One Step Beyond is credited by many as an inspiration for Outer Limits and Twilight Zone.
Charles Bronson plays Joe Martin. Joe has a jaded past, but has settled down and become a fisherman married to Liv Ullman. Some of his old army buddies look him up and want him to smuggle heroin in his fishing boat. Joe isn’t too happy about this. This is a suspense film and has a lot of good car chase scenes.
Michael Gold (Brandon Lee) is sent to convince Dr. Braun (Ernest Borgnine), a Laser specialist, to defect to the United States before the KGB acquire him and use both his talent and a stolen diamond to create a nuclear weapon.