Badge of the Assassin (1985) | #Yaphetkottoday
Badge of the Assassin is a 1985 television film starring James Woods, Yaphet Kotto and Alex Rocco. It was directed by Mel Damski. The film first aired on the Columbia Broadcasting System network on November 2, 1985. The film's production company was Blatt-Singer Productions.
The film stars James Woods as Assistant District Attorney Robert K. Tanenbaum, Yaphet Kotto as Detective Cliff Fenton NYPD and Alex Rocco as Detective Bill Butler NYPD. Other cast members in the film include David Harris as Lester Bertram Day, Steven Keats as Harold Skelton, Defense Attorney, Larry Riley as Herman Bell, Pam Grier as Alexandra 'Alie' Horn, Rae Dawn Chong as Christine Horn and Richard Bradford as L.J. Delsa.
Based on the true story that took place in Harlem during 1971, the telefilm,Badge of the Assassin, is based on the 1979 book of the same name - a true-crime account from the former district attorney and New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum and Philip Rosenberg. Woods played Tanenbaum in the film, whilst Tanenbaum was a co-executive producer. Writer Lawrence Roman transferred the book into a script for a television film. The film is an account of the detective work and prosecution that resulted in the convictions in 1975 of the Black Liberation Army members who, four years earlier, had shot to death two New York City police officers, Waverly Jones and Joseph Piagentini, in an unprovoked attack. - wikipedia
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