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Police 2020

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Genre  Crime, Sci-Fi
Running time  1h 42m
Screenplay  Paul Abbott
Language  English
5.5/10 IMDb

Writer  Paul Abbott
Director  David Richards
Music director  Hal Lindes
Country  UK
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Release date  1997
Cast  Liam Cunningham, Nick Reding, Rachel Davies
Similar movies  Baffled! (1973), The Girl in the Cafe (2005), This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (2000), Twenty8k (2012), Perfect Day (2005)

Police 2020 is a one-off television pilot, first broadcast in 1997, that was set to be the first episode of an ongoing British crime drama series. Set in the near future, the pilot starred Liam Cunningham as DCI Billy O'Connell, the head of a police nightshift force, who is tasked with tackling an armed suspect, Eddie Longshaw (Keith Barron), who takes a group of Russian immigrants hostage in an elevator after blaming the immigrant population for an outbreak of tuberculosis that took the lives of most of his family.

However, whilst conducting his investigation, O'Connell and a close colleague, Marsha Beagley (Rachel Davies), are both in the process of competing for a promotion, and are being monitored throughout the crisis to see who performs better, unaware that their superiors are taking advantage of the situation to pit them against each other. Although the feature-length pilot gained much press attention, a full series was not commissioned. Notably, the pilot has never been commercially released on VHS on DVD.


  • Liam Cunningham as DCI Billy O'Connell
  • Rachel Davies as DCI Marsha Beagley
  • Tim Dantay as DI Brian Sagar
  • Maureen Hibbert as DI Christine Baker
  • Nick Reding as DS Keanan
  • Ken Bradshaw as DS Dewhurst
  • Jane Slavin as DC Fiona Muir
  • Stephen Hackett as DC Steven Springfield
  • Saira Todd as Katline Voikevich
  • Keith Barron as Eddie Longshaw
  • Ken Bones as Commander Johnson
  • Esther Hall as Julie Ostrovsky
  • Velibor Topic as Mikki Ostrovsky
  • Andrew Knott as Scully
  • Rad Lazar as Uri Pacovsky
  • Ivan Marevich as Andreyev
  • David Prosho as Dr. Fortnum
  • References

    Police 2020 Wikipedia
    Police 2020 IMDb

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