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Cop on the Beat

6th May 1975
1h 13m
Virgil W. Vogel
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Cop on the Beat is a 1975 Crime Drama film released on 6th May; Virgil W. Vogel directed the film which stars Dean Stockwell, Robert Ginty, and Don Stroud.


An aging street cop goes after a gang of toughs involved in several robbery-rapes on his beat in this pilot (a spin-off from "Police Story") for the 1975-76 series. The veteran cop concept also was the basis for "The Blue Knight" series at the same time — and that, too, was based on a Joseph Wambaugh creation. Also known as "The Return of Joe Forrester."

Cast (37)

Dean Stockwell's profile Dean Stockwell
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Robert Ginty's profile Robert Ginty
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Don Stroud's profile Don Stroud
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Jim Backus's profile Jim Backus
Age at Filming ≈ 61
Lloyd Bridges's profile Lloyd Bridges
Age at Filming ≈ 61
William Benedict's profile William Benedict
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Ted Gehring
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Robert Phillips's profile Robert Phillips
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Stanley Adams's profile Stanley Adams
Age at Filming ≈ 59
Charles Drake
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Edie Adams
Age at Filming ≈ 47
Tom Drake
Age at Filming ≈ 56
Tommy Cook
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Eddie Egan
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Pat Crowley's profile Pat Crowley
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Shelly Novack's profile Shelly Novack
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Hari Rhodes's profile Hari Rhodes
Age at Filming ≈ 42
Della Reese's profile Della Reese
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Janis Paige's profile Janis Paige
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Robert Sutton
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Todd Martin
Age at Filming ≈ 47
Dick Peabody
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Rudy Solari
Age at Filming ≈ 40
Kent Lane
Age at Filming ≈ 33

Production Companies

Columbia Pictures Television David Gerber Productions

Cop on the Beat FAQ

When was Cop on the Beat released?

Cop on the Beat was released 49 years ago, on Tuesday May 6th, 1975.