Police Squad! (1982)
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A Substantial Gift (The Broken Promise) 

Frank investigates a murder case at a bank where a robber shot the clerk and then another staff member, Sally, shot the robber. The autopsy, however, shows differently.
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Leslie Nielsen ... Det. Frank Drebin
Alan North ... Capt. Ed Hocken
Rex Hamilton Rex Hamilton ... Abraham Lincoln
Lorne Greene ... Stabbed Man
Ed Williams Ed Williams ... Mr. Olson
William Duell William Duell ... Johnny
Barbara Tarbuck ... Mrs. Twice
Terry Wills Terry Wills ... Jim
Terrence Beasor ... Dr. Zubatsky
Russell Shannon Russell Shannon ... Ralph Twice
Jimmy Briscoe Jimmy Briscoe ... Cop
Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Sally
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Storyline

Frank investigates a murder case at a bank where a robber shot the clerk and then another staff member, Sally, shot the robber. The autopsy, however, shows differently.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1982 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Television See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Many characters are named after friends and neighbors of the writing/directing team. For instance, dentist Robert Zubastsky is named after Bob Zubatsky who used to live next to the Zucker brothers in Milwaukee. See more »

Goofs

Drebin is referred to at different times in the episode as a captain and as a lieutenant. (Perhaps it's on purpose, for comic effect.) See more »

Quotes

Ted Olson: These guns are identical to the one that killed Jim Johnson. Watch carefully as I test fire this gun into these video tapes of Barbara Walters interviews.
[fires gun]
Ted Olson: As you can see, it completely destroys the Burt Reynolds interview, and everything from Bo Derek to Paul Newman - but only up to the point where Barbara asks him "is it difficult to love?" Now let me show you what happens when the gun is fired from three feet, which is the distance Sally claimed the shots were fired from.
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Connections

References The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1976) See more »

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