Foster and Laurie

The story of two NYPD officers, Gregory Philip Foster and Rocco W. Laurie, who were murdered while on patrol in the East Village, Manhattan, New York City in 1972. The Black Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the murders but no suspects were charged.

Foster and Laurie
Written byAlbert Ruben, Al Silverman
Directed byJohn Llewellyn Moxey
StarringPerry King
Dorian Harewood
Talia Shire
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Charles W. Fries
Producer(s)Arthur Stolnitz
Tony Ganz (associate producer)
CinematographyJohn M. Nickolaus Jr.
Editor(s)Bud S. Isaacs
Running time90 minutes
Production company(s)Charles Fries Productions
Fries Productions
DistributorCBS (1975) (USA) (TV)
NBC Universal Television Distribution (2018) (USA) (TV) (syndication)
Original networkCBS
Original releaseNovember 13, 1975

List of New York Police Department officers killed in the line of duty

Production and cast notes

Foster and Laurie originally aired on November 13th, 1975 on CBS. It was based in the 1974 book of the same name by Al Silverman.

Talia Shire, who plays the widow, Adelaide Laurie, was at the time of this televisions movies between her roles in the acclaimed classics The Godfather and Rocky.[1]


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