I can almost count on my hands the police stories I've been attached to (movies or shows), but this is one of them (I saw it when it was first on). It was based on a true story, of course (before that became such a rule with TV movies), and showed Foster and Laurie slowly "bonding" (which of course is a police movie cliché, when it comes to teams of two, but was very well-done here), after mistrusting each other, mainly for racial reasons. Strangely enough, the story showed the two wives encouraging the mistrust to some degree (evidently, neither one ever met her husband's partner, and they never met each other until the last scene, when the shooting brought them together). Perry King and Dorian Harewood had really great "chemistry" in this movie. I know that they've tried since then to do entire series together (in one of them, playing half-brothers), but it never worked out. Without knowing police shows to speak of, even I know that Charles Haid is a real veteran of them, so it's fitting that he was in this story (quite some time before Hill Street Blues and so on). One police show I do know well is Barney Miller (which was just taking off in 1975), and I seem to remember (I haven't seen it in a while) Max Gail being in it, too, playing a doctor.