Petrocelli/An Act of Love

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An Act of Love
Season 1, Episode 9
Airdate November 13, 1974
Writer(s) Leonard Katzman
Director(s) Paul Stanley
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An Act of Love is the ninth episode of the first season of Petrocelli.

Guest Starring: John Marley (Vito Donato), Simon Scott (Senator Sam James), Claudette Nevins (Annette James)

Special Guest Star: John David Carson (Frank Donato)

Co-Starring: Alan Oppenheimer (Asst. D.A. Joe Davis), Christina Hart (Niki James), Angela Clarke (Mrs. Donato), Martin Braddock (Dan Crawford)

With: Kenneth Dobbs (Milkman), Douglas R. Aseron (Butler), Don Starr (Judge), Sandy Rosenthal (Coroner), Joe Rainer (Sergeant Munson), Paul C. Thomas (Walter Watson), David Geoffrey Morgan (Bailiff)


Plot Overview

A young man, who like Petrocelli is the son of proud Italians, is accused of killing a beautiful girl who invited him over to her place. Family ties play a major role in the case: Tony's client is at odds with his father, and an argument between the two of them did set a chain of events in motion for his client, and the girl's father is a prominent state Senator with eyes on the Governor's mansion, and naturally he wants Petrocelli to try and make the entire situation go away at the expense of his client's freedom.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

It's great to see proud Italian Tony Petrocelli's reaction to visiting an actual Italian market--something he thought he'd never find in the desert--and reacting to the smells and sights of Italian food products.


"You know why it's good to have an Italian lawyer defend an Italian client? You can always hide a hacksaw in the pizza!"--Tony joking with the booking Sergeant

"Can't you bribe anybody who drinks milk?"--Tony teases Pete after the investigator brings him a bar tab for one of his sources