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To Serve and Protect 

Three generations of Dallas police officers join together to track down the deadliest serial killer ever to terrorize Texas.
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Series cast summary:
Craig T. Nelson ...  Tom Carr 2 episodes, 1999
Richard Crenna ...  Howard Carr 2 episodes, 1999
John Corbett ...  Brad 2 episodes, 1999
Joanna Cassidy ...  Helen Carr 2 episodes, 1999
James Franco ...  Matt Carr 2 episodes, 1999
Lainie Kazan ...  Francesca 2 episodes, 1999
Charles Homet Charles Homet ...  Eugene Carr 2 episodes, 1999
Jamie Walters ...  Jeremy 2 episodes, 1999
Kirk Baltz ...  Donald 2 episodes, 1999
Amanda Detmer ...  Tyler Harris-Carr 2 episodes, 1999
Alex Morris ...  Chief Dekker 2 episodes, 1999
Marcus Mitchell ...  Keith 2 episodes, 1999
Rainoldo Gooding Rainoldo Gooding ...  Keith's Associate 2 episodes, 1999
Cynthia Dorn Cynthia Dorn ...  Dr. Zimmerman 2 episodes, 1999
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The Carr Family is a well known family of cops, for three generations now. Now the current generation of cops are investigating a serial killer who murders his victims all differently so they can't trace them all back to him. Yet the murder starts sending Tom Carr, at the police station, videos with him, the serial killer, on it. If that wasn't bad enough. Tom and his wife Helen have to care for their nephew, Matt, when his mom is killed and his dad is hospitalized one night after a shooting at a near convince store. The killer starts to get personal now and attacks the Carr family, by kidnapping and threatening to kill Matt. What will the Carr family do in this time of Crisis? Will Matt be saved in enough time or be the next victim to the killer? Written by Princessmaniac1

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Three generations of cops... one serial killer.

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The character of Tom Carr is loosely based on fourth generation New York cop Tom Walker, his father Howard Carr on Walker's father, and his daughter Tyler on Walker's daughter Mary Anne. See more »

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Fantastic
30 May 2003 | by mastershake5000See all my reviews

I was bolted to my seat throughout the riveting and emotional tour de force called "To Serve and Protect." Every actor and actress in this thing amazed me with their ability to draw me into the film, but I think the real high point here is a scene between one of the lead actresses and the sadly uncredited "Guy on bike." When he passes her on that bridge, and their eyes meet, all of the intensity and suspense that this movie has to offer comes to a head just before "Guy on bike" utters the words that define relief itself, "How's it goin'?" Absolutely fantastic stuff.


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Release Date:

14 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Shield See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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