June 18, 2010: Special Screening

Special Screening: Police Story Starring David Cassidy

Friday, June 18, 2010
12:30 pm PT
Los Angeles

This installment of NBC’s Police Story, an anthology series regarded as one of television’s most realistic police dramas, thanks to creator Joseph Wambaugh’s background as an LAPD officer, stars none other than The Partridge Family’s David Cassidy. From the mundane to the heart-stopping, Police Story typically explored the personal lives of the officers and their families, which had rarely been seen in police dramas of the past. This installment, a two-hour movie titled “A Chance to Live,” follows Officer Dan Shay (Cassidy), an undercover cop who infiltrates a high school drug ring. Shay quickly befriends the school’s suppliers but finds that separating his life as a narcotics officer from his undercover façade is harder than anticipated. Originally airing in May 1978, this was Cassidy’s first post-Partridge performance and earned the actor an Emmy nomination for best dramatic actor. Cassidy is joined by Vince Edwards, Gloria DeHaven, Anne Lockhart, Dane Clark, and Dee Wallace. The show was so successful that Cassidy wound up reprising the role in the short-lived series David Cassidy – Undercover Man

Screenings are free but please RSVP below.

  • This Event

    Members: FREE
    General Public: FREE

  • I started the Cassidy family fan club right before this episode aired.  It was great to follow it in the press, & we were cheering David on in his pursuit of that elusive Emmy.  Love the soundtrack & the cast & I hope some will be there on the 18th!

    clc123, May 25, 2010 at 11:49 am

  • "A Chance To Live," starring David Cassidy, Dee Wallace Stone, Dane Clark, originally aired on NBC in May 1978.  (David was nominated for an Emmy award for his performance.)



    gail, May 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm

  • Reservations for this screening can be made starting Friday, May 21 at noon.

    Eden, May 20, 2010 at 1:31 pm

  • One for this show, please!

    TheBab5Kat, May 20, 2010 at 12:28 pm

  • Count me in!

    snozberries, May 19, 2010 at 11:40 am

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PaleyFest Rewind


PaleyFest launches its inaugural pop culture summertime celebration featuring classic shows and stars of the 1950s, '60s, '70s, and beyond. Join us for cast reunions, rare archive screenings, and more. Share the classic TV experience with friends and fans June 15 to 21.

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All tickets on sale Friday, May 21, 2010:
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To General Public at noon

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