Inspired by the TV movie "The Last Electric Knight". Sergeant Jake Rizzo is a slob of a guy, single; a dedicated cop happily reveled in his narrow, disorderly life until this dying, mystical oriental man, Sabasan, across the street spots him in the window and decides Jake's the perfect dude to become guardian of his 10-year-old grandson Ernie once Grandpa kicks the bucket. Speaking of kicking, Ernie has been taught by Grandpa to be a martial arts whiz and also to tap into the universe's special force.
- imDb Rating: 7.5 (247 Votes)
- Metascore: N/A
An ordinary cop tutors a young boy who insists on helping him in his cases with his mastery of martial arts.
- Rated: N/A
- Released: 16 Feb 1986
- Runtime: 30 min
- Genre: Crime, Drama, Family
- Director: N/A
- Writer: N/A
- Actors: Gil Gerard, Nancy Stafford, Keye Luke, Ernie Reyes Jr.
- Language: English
- Country: USA
- Awards: 1 nomination.
- Total Seasons: 1
Read Between the Lines
Episode 1x22; Jun 13, 1987
1x22: Read Between the Lines
1x21: Playing for Keeps
1x20: The Worst of the Mohicans
1x19: Petty Cache
1x18: The Patusani Always Rings Twice
1x17: The Next Best Thing to WInning
1x16: An Eye for an Ear
1x15: Kicked Upstairs
1x14: Just for Kicks
Nancy Stafford as Patricia Blake
Ernie Reyes, Jr. as Ernie Lee
Vinny Argiro as Capt. Blanks
Gil Gerard as Sergeant Jake Rizzo
Frank Bonner as Det. R.T. Mooney
Keye Luke as Sabasan
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|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||1||Are These Your Kicks?||1986-09-26||30|
|3||3||I Hate the Neighbors||1986-10-17||30|
|4||4||My Dad the Crook||1986-10-24||30|
|5||5||Down and Out in Van Nuys||1986-10-31||30|
|6||6||Thrill of the Chase||1986-11-07||30|
|7||7||Catherine the Not-So-Great||1986-11-14||30|
|8||8||My Dad's Bigger Than Yours||1986-11-22||30||
In an effort to curtail the aggressive behavior that Jason Curnningham is showing towards Ernie, Rizzo talks to Jason's dad only to discover that he's on the city council and therefore Rizzo's boss
|9||9||The Birds and the Killer Bees||1986-11-29||30|
|10||10||I Remember Mama, But Does She Remember Me?||1986-12-13||30||
When Jake Rizzo's mother arrives to stay, it doesn't take long for the old problems in their relationship to surface. But she and Ernie talk about mothers and sons and everything's sorted out.
|12||12||The Cousin Who Fell to Earth||1987-01-03||30|
|13||13||The Boy Who Saw Too Much||1987-01-10||30|
|14||14||Just for Kicks||1987-01-17||30|
|16||16||An Eye for an Ear||1987-02-07||30|
|17||17||The Next Best Thing to WInning||1987-02-14||30|
|18||18||The Patusani Always Rings Twice||1987-02-21||30|
|20||20||The Worst of the Mohicans||1987-03-07||30|
|21||21||Playing for Keeps||1987-06-06||30|
|22||22||Read Between the Lines||1987-06-13||30|
|Nancy Stafford||as Patricia Blake|
|Ernie Reyes, Jr.||as Ernie Lee|
|Vinny Argiro||as Capt. Blanks|
|Gil Gerard||as Sergeant Jake Rizzo|
|Frank Bonner||as Det. R.T. Mooney|
|Keye Luke||as Sabasan|
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